Geared up & ready to go

We are thrilled to be restarting our guided walks this weekend!  As you might have seen in a previous blog, we have received Visit Britain’s “Good To Go” certification, confirming that our COVID-19 measures are in line with government guidance. To make sure we are able to keep everyone safe on our walks, we spent […]

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We’re Good to Go

Unseen Tours have received Visit Britain’s “Good to Go” consumer mark in recognition of the steps we have taken to make our tours safe for everyone. The label demonstrates that Unseen Tours is adhering to public health guidance as set out by the government, and that we have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment. Following […]

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Challenging the Social Stigma of Homelessness for 10yrs

by Claudia Dolezal, 17th August 2020 Unseen Tours have been challenging the social stigma surrounding homelessness for over the past 10 years. Here’s how. Unseen Tours‘ anniversary marks 10 years of a social enterprise that has not only been changing the life of some of the most marginalised members of society but also challenged the […]

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Between imaginary rides and unheard walls

I have decided to take my bike for a Sunday lockdown adventure toward central London. Determined, I begin studying a digital map to see where to I could venture to ride.  Through Victoria Park I arrive in Hackney and there is Old street. I wonder on the roundabout for a while, drawing hypnotic circles on […]

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We’re Back! Join our Unseen Tours of London from August 29, 2020

Unseen Tours is back! Our walks, guided by homeless, formerly homeless and vulnerably housed Londoners, are back starting on the 29th of August 2020. You can now book our guided tours online once again.  Incidentally, our return coincides with a very special 10 Year Anniversary of the social enterprise. To mark this momentous occasion we […]

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Why post-pandemic team-building matters

Mention team-building and you’ll witness rolling eyes and yawning from most people. Yet, keeping team morale high is even more crucial following the country-wide lockdown that we are slowly coming out of. Encouraging communication and collaboration means more engaged, productive and loyal employees. Having spent months working remotely in relative isolation, rebuilding confidence and trust […]

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Destination London: New Book Chapter about Unseen Tours

22 May 2019 A study on Unseen Tours has been included as part of a new publication by Westminster University, about tourism in London. “Destination London: the expansion of the visitor economy” explores the development of London as a tourism destination as it continues to expand into new urban spaces. The book outlines how London […]

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World Guide Awards 2018

4 October 2018 London-based social enterprise, Unseen Tours was presented with a Special Recognition Award by Wanderlust Magazine at The Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2018. On a night where the magazine celebrated its 25th anniversary anf the best tour guides around the world were celebrated for their achievements, the Unseen Tour Guides and volunteers were […]

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The Royal Wedding & Homelessness

We have released a short statement in regards to recent discussions regarding remarks made by Windsor Councils conservative leader Simon Dudley. “Homeless people are usually swept away around events like Royal Weddings and the Olympics, as if they are perceived to be a nuisance to tourists. We believe that the opposite is true, and have […]

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THREE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… BRIXTON

We reveal the hidden gems in London’s most vibrant, multicultural area A library built on the sweet success of cubed sugar The first wave of Jamaican immigrants arrived in Britain on the SS Windrush in 1948, and many settled in Brixton. In 1998, the area outside the public library was renamed Windrush Square in their […]

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