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Soho Secrets: Carlisle House Masked Balls

Hello lovely people, here’s hoping this blog finds you feeling the buzz back on the streets and a busy tube carriage. Is waiting to cross the road still a novelty? Unseen Tours is now open for business but, as expected, it’s a slow start and for me it feels like being zipped back in time […]

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Unknown Facts about May Day, Flags in Celebration

Unknown Facts About May Day

Welcome to Nic’s May blog. The scent of blossoms is in the air, especially following a shower, and as it and lockdown fade into the distance, it’s great to see the streets and tube carriages slowly filling up, and life returning. Though I am wondering if home-working will take on an entirely new meaning. Will […]

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It really is okay to feel okay

Welcome all to Nic’s blog. Snow flurries, sunshine and the cherry trees in bloom along the streets. It’s spring, and freedom…soon. I was talking to my extremely patient former Unseen Tours mentor recently, which brought back memories of how I and Unseen Tours initially got together. Since moving to London in 1997, I became slowly […]

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Unseen Tours and its guides are back with a bang this spring

London walking tours and virtual quizzes, led by individuals who have experienced homelessness  Unseen Tours, a social enterprise which coaches individuals who have experienced homelessness or vulnerable housing to lead London walking tours, has innovated its way through the last 12 months and is ready to return with a bang. The organisation will spring back […]

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See you later, (Not) in a pub

Soooooo we are over a year in lockdown! I hope everyone’s coped well. Me? Coping mechanisms? Well, let’s say issues like self-isolation and boredom have been dealt with (see my previous blogs).  Of course, being a tourism organisation, we couldn’t carry on with our tours when Coronavirus hit (my last tour before lockdown 1.0 was on 3rd […]

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Unseen Tours' Not-in-a-Pub Quiz

Finding connection through our Not-in-a-Pub quizzes

As we head towards the end of March, I see the shorts-wearers have hit the streets, when only a few weeks ago our Trafalgar Square water nymphs were feeling distinctly chilly. Every day in London is an adventure, weather-wise – don’t let gazing out of a window on to a bright, sunny morning fool you! […]

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Predictions come true

Sooooooooooooo… if you looked at my review of 2020 then you probably think that you’ll be able to bet what’s coming up… luckily I’m not a betting man though! It’s my birthday this month, but like Liz Taylor and Mae West said, I’m forever 21 years old. That’s even if the world makes it to […]

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Joys of January

Joys of January 2021

Welcome to all our blog readers and to the end of a month bringing us Joe Biden, and Easter eggs creeping into our shops and minds.  My family and close friends have avoided Covid up to now. Most of the former live in the north so it seems like it will be Easter before I can […]

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Piccadilly Circus

A Portrait of Piccadilly

Greetings to all! It’s been a bumpy ride and I do hope everyone’s got a decent grip. Happily my family and friends are all well, if a little cautious. Let us escape the present, if only in our minds. In my last blog, I mentioned the Horses of Helios and the Three Graces (also known […]

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The Bright-side of 2020

Hi! I’m David, the London Bridge tour guide for Unseen Tours. After a difficult year, I’ve been reflecting on what I’m most proud of. First. I took my first guest in a wheelchair on one of my tours. I was able to do all of the stops I normally do, just with a few adjustments […]

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