London through the eyes of Pocahontas

Walking Tour

Pocahontas stayed in London only for one year and died at the age of 20. During her short life, she managed to introduce the New World to the London audience.

Pocahontas was a Native American woman born around 1595. She was the daughter of the powerful Chief Powhatan, the ruler of the Powhatan tribal nation. She later married British colonist, John Rolfe and travelled to London in 1616. On this tour, you would see London through the eyes of Pocahontas, learn stories about 17th century Britain and its connection to the colonies.

Highlights

  • See Church where native Americans worshipped in the 17th century
  • Hear stories about ‘ Wizard Earl’, whom Pocahontas visited in the Tower of London
  • Walk towards glorious Westminster Abbey
  • Discover Lambeth Palace
  • Explore Banqueting Hall where Pocahontas was invited to the Kings Masquerade




Price
84 £ per person

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Sights you will see:

St Paul's Cathedral
Jewel Tower
Westminster Abbey
Lambeth Palace
Banqueting House
Temple Church

Description

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Meet your guide in front of the Tower Hill tube station. Walk towards Tower of London, one of the most iconic castles in the World and hear stories about prisoner Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland or ‘ Wizard Earl’, whom Pocahontas visited during her stay in London. His nickname, the Wizard Earl, reflected his love of science, experiments, and all-round tinkering. Hear great stories about London’s oldest Palace and think how some people managed to escape from the Tower’s prison.
Afterwards, you will continue your way towards St Paul’s Cathedral, which was a favourite meeting place in the 17th century. It is very likely Pocahontas came to the cathedral both to worship and to meet people. 
Follow your guide to the Guild Church of St Martin, where Pocahontas went to pray. The rector of the church, Samuel Purchas, was a travel writer who collected stories of people who had been abroad and wrote about Pocahontas as well. You will Stop by the site of the famous coaching inn Bell Savage, where Pocahontas stayed when she first came to London. It was also licensed as a theatre for outdoor plays including some of Shakespeare's.
Pass through the Temple church, where Pocahontas used to walk. 
Follow your guide to the Banqueting House, where Pocahontas visited the King & Queen's masquerade
See Westminster Hall, which is the largest of the remaining pieces of the Old Palace of Westminster. Royals used the Hall for many public functions, and it is very likely Pocahontas was taken to see it. 
See Jewel Tower, one of the few remnants of the Old Palace of Westminster. Imagine how the Palace looked like in the 17th century and hear how Pocahontas was presented to the King and Queen there. 
Finish your tour by Lambeth Palace and imagine how Pocahontas danced on the ball. 

Meeting Point

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Tower Hill, 
St Katharine's & Wapping, 
London EC3N 4DJ


End Point

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Westminster Abbey

Inclusions

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Expert  Guide
Walking Experience

Exclusions

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Lunch
Gratuities

Pick up & drop off

Time

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11 am

Duration

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3 hours

Days

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday