Discover the hidden delights of London on Christmas Day with the capital’s most energetic tour guide and writer, Penguin author Ed Glinert

Festive, friendly, fascinating and fun… It’s the big big Christmas Day tour, and once again it’s on the 25 December.

You’re in London and you want to meet Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, Noddy Holder, the Queen, Arsene Wenger, the head of MI6, and Boris Johnson. Well, you can…metaphorically…by joining us on this bumper festive tour through the capital.

We go from the very centre of London – Trafalgar Square – into the very heart of Whitehall, very posh St James’s, even posher Mayfair and the wildly exciting West End, hearing, learning, reliving the stories of Royal London, Victorian London, rock music London, Sherlock Holmes’s London, wartime London, Spies’ and Spooks’ London, Churchillian London … and a whole melting pot of the stories of the greatest city in the world.

And what stories as we visit:

  • The secret location which the Queen uses to go down to her nuclear bunker.
  • The building where the horrors of the Titanic were revealed to the crowds.
  • The cat who guards the foreign secretary.
  • The palace where the Queen (not this Queen) allowed a foundling to replace the royal female birth.

And that’s just before the first coffee stop!

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