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SUFFRAGETTE WALKS in London
with Ian Porter

Ian Porter
Emmeline Pankhurst's statue outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
Ian Porter, suffragette walks host

Ian Porter: Suffragette Walks host

Ian Porter offers tailor-made guided walks seven days a week – you can choose both your starting time and the duration.

Take a fascinating journey through history, and enjoy the sights of London!

Ian's most popular guided walk starts at Clements Inn close to where the headquarters of the Women's Social & Political Union once was, and ends at Emmeline Pankhurst's statue near the Houses of Parliament. 

Along the route, which takes in some of the best-known sights of London, you will learn about major events in which the heroes were Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst, Kier Hardie, the ill-fated Emily Davison and others. Hear about the shocking conditions endured by the Suffragettes in prison, the horrors of force-feeding, and be touched by tales of their immense courage! The inspiring story continues through the First World War to the Suffragettes' final victory.

What you will see

Places of interest along the route include the Chancery and Lincoln's Inn Fields, Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop, Bow Street Magistrate's Court and Police Station, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the historic and beautiful church of St Martin's in the Fields, the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Great Scotland Yard, the World War Two Women's Monument, Downing Street, the Cenotaph, the Treasury, the Foreign Office, Churchill's War Rooms, the edge of St James' Park, Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, St Margaret's Westminster, T.E Lawrence's house, the Houses of Parliament and finally Mrs Pankhurst's Statue. There is also the option of a different route, missing out Whitehall. Instead, you will see the back of Horseguards Parade and will cut through St James' Park for a view of Buckingham Palace.

'A thinking person's tour; we recommend it highly.' – Pam Frankel, New York
'…a real insight into the lives of the women involved and the general conditions at the time.' Richards family, Braintree  
'We had a wonderful time. Your knowledge and detail was first class.' – The Essex Rotary Club

Further options


- 2.5 hour walk starting from Chancery Lane tube station
- 2 hour walk starting from Covent Garden tube station
- 1.5 hour walk starting at Trafalgar Square

If preferred, walks can end at another place of interest, restaurant, pub or underground station – and Ian will be happy to offer recommendations for restaurants if required. For more options, ask Ian

About Ian Porter

Ian Porter is a novelist, public speaker and walks guide. He studied history at the University of Birmingham where he was awarded the Chancellor's Prize. His acclaimed novel, Whitechapel, is set in the East End slums of 1888, and to help publicise the book Ian began giving talks on Victorian London Poverty and also guiding walks around the East End. These talks and walks have proved so popular that as his second novel is to be set in the world of Suffragettes, he has started doing talks about women's fight for the vote, and guided Suffragette Walks through London's West End. 

How to book

Please contact Ian with your requirements and he'll get back to you as soon as he can.

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