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Pete, Brick Lane Tour Guide

An Obstacle Course: Homelessness Assistance and the Right to Housing in England

You know there’s a serious problem when Amnesty International write a report about homelessness. On June 8th I attended a conference at the London office of Amnesty International to read and discuss their latest report into assistance for people suffering from homelessness and the right to living accommodation in England. The title of the report is […]

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IT’S CHRISTMAS (Quiz Time)! As Noddy Holder famously screamed… (Well, almost!)

Of course, the last 18 months have been some of the strangest experienced outside of the war years. We couldn’t run our walking tours for much of 2020, so we unleashed on the world our now somewhat famous “NOT-IN-A-PUB” quizzes. I’m thrilled to announce that the Zoom-based quizzes are making a well-deserved comeback this Christmas! […]

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World Homeless Day

“World Homeless Day” seems like a weird title, but I truly believe that there is a huge need for such an event. Unseen Tours’ core mission is to start conversations about homelessness issues. We believe that the “ripple-effect” from these conversations can change perceptions and bring answers to the questions and challenges raised. People often […]

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And the Award Goes to…

Unseen Tours, being a Social Enterprise that gives back to the homeless community, has been recognised for its achievements in many ways and by many organisations.  From media outlets to governmental and non-governmental organisations, Unseen Tours has gained recognition for the wonderful work we do and the input of many inspirational volunteers. These volunteers give […]

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How London Street Artist Stik Crashed Pete’s Tour

If you’ve been on my tour, or if you plan to, you will quickly find out one of my trademarks. After I finish my introduction to the tour I always say “If you have any questions please save them until the end of the tour. I think you will find that I’ve answered most of […]

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Shoreditch Secrets: Arnold Circus

“Here Comes Summer! (sung in my best Cliff Richard karaoke voice)” Summer is on it’s way (apparently) and the Met Office assures me that we’re expecting another scorcher this week. That got me thinking about what lies ahead in the next few months, and about why people visit London for weekend breaks and such. The […]

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Local Stories: How a Haircut Changed a Homeless Man’s Life

I watched a lot of videos to combat boredom during lockdown and I came across this amazing video of a homeless man having his hair cut.  Now, you’re probably thinking “What’s so amazing about that?” Well, as the man is having a haircut and shave, captions tell the story of how he gave a passer-by […]

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Pete on Life as an Unseen Tours Guide

I am often asked about how I first became involved with Unseen Tours and my answer is pretty peculiar. While I was homeless and squatting around the Brick Lane area, I had a job selling hats every weekend on Brick Lane market. All the time there would be groups of people going up and down […]

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Brick Lane

Boredom dot com…

by Pete, 28th August 2020(Unseen Tour’s very own Brick Lane tour guide) Five months! Five months! WOW! Yes, you can guess what I mean by those exclamations, can’t you? Well, the last time I actually conducted a tour of my beloved Brick Lane was in March. The cash shortage has been an issue, of course, […]

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