Occupy London Tours: The Canary Wharf Tour. Canary Wharf tube, main exit (Banker’s Plaza) 23/01/2014
Date(s) - 23/01/2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forget Jack the Ripper and the London Dungeons, we show you the murky side of the capital’s more recent past.
Occupy London Tours is a free alternative tour company, run by volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for all to see.
We run regular, free tours:
The Canary Wharf Tour
23rd January, evening. Approx. 1.5 hours. Meet Canary Wharf tube, main exit (Banker’s Plaza).
Most people have never been to this revamped dockland in East London, yet the home of the financial services industry touches our lives everyday. In this tour we narrate the financial crisis of 2007/8 as we visit the banks, ratings agencies, accountancy firms and regulators clustered around Canada Square and discuss what – if anything – has changed since. You’ll visit the last resting place of the infamous Lehman Bros, make your very own ‘credit default swap’ and find out how to create money out of thin air…
“Essential info for anyone with a head on their shoulders”
“Will make you informed and angry, in a good way”
Book for exact time & map: http://occupytours.org/book-a-place/
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, secret histories, rock-solid facts and figures, pavement art, games – 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.
Press enquiries: 07745706480/07749552063