Occupy London Tours: Mayfair
Date(s) - 28/09/2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Green Park tube, Mayfair
28th September. 2pm. Approx 2 hours. Meet Green Park tube.
London’s third, and covert, financial centre. Home to the ‘hedge fund’, commodity traders, private equity firms and the boutiques and private clubs of the super-rich, Mayfair deserves a tour all of its own. We’ll peel back the grand veneer of its squares and terraces to reveal and explain some of the most exotic and least understood parts of the financial system. Get your head round ‘short-selling’, discover one of the world’s most expensive cocktails and pay a visit to the latest owners of British blood…
The tours are designed to be informative, entertaining and – most importantly – accessible. Our aim to is to enable people from London, the UK and all over the world to engage with the financial system and its impact on their lives. We de-mystify this secretive and badly understood world through colourful stories, exciting histories, rock-solid facts and figures, pavement art – and even our very own collateralised-debt-obligation rap (!). The tours offer a critique of the status quo without being politically affiliated.
Attendees often join us in the pub afterwards to carry on the conversation.
Enquiries & to reserve places for tours: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press enquiries: 07749552063/07745706480
What they say about us:
Trip Advisor: 5-star reviews all the way! http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d4004150-Reviews-Occupy_London_Tours-London_England.html
El Pais (Spain): http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2013/01/31/londres-liam-26-ans-fait-visiter-les-hauts-lieux-de-la-finance-pour-expliquer-son-impact-sur-notre-q_878330
Liberation (France): http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2013/01/31/londres-liam-26-ans-fait-visiter-les-hauts-lieux-de-la-finance-pour-expliquer-son-impact-sur-notre-q_878330
Die Welt (Germany): http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article13760913/Die-Verbrecher-sind-die-Typen-in-den-Banktuermen.html
npr (Spain): http://www.npr.org/2013/02/16/172003485/activists-offer-protest-tour-of-spains-modern-ruins
Toronto Star (Canada): http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2011/12/18/occupys_new_gig_tour_guides.html
Business Line (India): http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/life/article2899605.ece
The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/occupy-protesters-talk-reform-with-banking-boss-6273722.html
Radio France: http://www.franceinfo.fr/europe/un-monde-d-info/chypre-attend-les-aides-de-l-europe-923757-2013-03-18
Ouest France: http://www.jactiv.ouest-france.fr/actualites/monde/londres-indignes-font-visiter-city-17296
Occupy London Tours
Occupy London Tours is a free tour company, run by volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for all to see.