Secret London: The Multiple Faces of The Russian Diaspora

    Club athenaeum
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    29 Jan 2018
    Clock 60min      Length3mi
    1 rating

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Discover hidden London like never before. Follow the footsteps of Russian immigrants to uncover the rich and diverse heritage they left in London. From the Russian Orthodox Cathedral to Tolstoy's favourite private club and the pelicans of St James Park, you will experience the city in a completely different way, far from the crowd and the touristic attractions.
    You will be required to take a bus for a portion of the tour. You cannot purchase a ticket on the bus. You will have to use either an Oyster card or a contactless payment card to pay for the journey. A single bus fare costs £1.50

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition, London's National Gallery, The Atheneaum Club

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. To get there, stop at Kinghtsbridge (Piccadilly) or South Kensington (Picadilly, circle, District). You can also take the bus to Prince of Wales Gate (bus 9, 10, 52, 452).

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Harrods, St James Park, Green Park, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden

    Best time of day:

    From 10am to 6pm. If you want to avoid the crowd I suggest doing it between 10 am and 3pm.


    As awlays, keep an eye on your belongings in busy areas (transports and National Gallery). For the portion of the tour by bus, you will need either an Oyster Card or a contactless payment card to pay for the bus journey. A single bus fare costs £1.50

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