Suffragettes of Westminster Tour

Step back in time with our immersive 90-minute private walking tour, following the footsteps of the powerful women who championed the fight for equality. In the heart of Westminster, you'll encounter the poignant landmarks and historic sites where the Suffragettes, armed with their enduring motto ‘Deeds not Words’, waged their relentless campaign for women's suffrage.

This deeply moving private tour, led by our qualified guide, is more than just a journey through the streets of Westminster; it's a voyage through history, celebrating the courage and tenacity of the Suffragettes who changed the course of women's rights. Experience the echoes of their deeds, their words, and their legacy as you traverse the city they fought to change.

Your private tour includes seeing iconic Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament both standing majestically which serve as the backdrop to our journey through the Suffragette chronology, starting with the daring Suffragette bombing.

Get to know pioneering suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, whose statue boldly stands as the first and only female figure in Parliament Square. Unravel the narrative of her tireless campaign for women's voting rights, that pre-dated the militancy of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU).

Strolling towards the Houses of Parliament, a gothic marvel constructed with little consideration for women, we'll uncover the hidden stories of the Ladies' Gallery, the backdrop of numerous protests and marches led by the intrepid Suffragettes.

See the statue to Emmeline Pankhurst Statue in Victoria Gardens, a tribute to the courageous leader of the WSPU. Hear the personal stories of Emmeline and her daughters, Christobel and Sylvia, and learn about their unyielding determination to secure votes for women.

See the home to the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). Discover how the militant actions of the Suffragettes boosted NUWSS membership and the private tensions that arose between the two groups.

As we continue towards the Suffragette Memorial Sculpture, we'll delve into the deeper reasons for the memorial and learn about the incredible sacrifices and suffering endured by Suffragettes, revealing a history beyond militancy.

Learn about an important hub for the Suffragette movement. Here, the Suffragettes would regroup and plan their peaceful protests in response to the King's Speech, as well as organize fairs and marches.

Learn about a symbol of the Home Office's 1910 brutality against women. This location holds a poignant reminder of the arduous march of 1915, "The Right to Serve", and the subsequent debates around women's suffrage that continued into 1918.

What our customers say:
"I just wanted to share that we had excellent feedback from everyone who joined the Suffragettes of Westminster tour last week. Jill was engaging and provided a fascinating, well-researched tour.

We all feel enriched by the experience and I am now on a personal mission to visit Sylvia Pankhurst's tomb next time I am in Addis Ababa.

Please send Jill our warmest regards and thanks."

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Duration: 90mins
Listing created Mar 27, 2024

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