Tour dates and times:

Saturday - 9 November 2024 - 11:00
Ticket price Donations to British Legion

A fascinating guided walk in London commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest invasion in history, marking the turning point of World War II. Join me on this fascinating walk in the heart of London as we visit places where the pivotal planning for the operation took place.

We will visit the London square where the nerve-centre of operations was; where the allied team and Eisenhower planned the whole invasion. We will learn about the build up to D-Day, the subterfuge deployed to foil the enemy; the fake news leaked. We will hear about the remarkable lives and eccentric ideas of some of the boffins working behind the scenes. We will hear the little known story of how one man’s decision relating to the landings changed the course of history forever. We will hear how the contribution of the brave SOE and French Resistance help ensure Allied success. We will come to understand Churchill’s involvement in this momentous occasion and to finish we will visit the City of Westminster Archives to view their display.

All proceeds from this walk (minus the Eventbrite booking fee) will be donated to The British Legion.

This walk is led by Caroline Mongan, a qualified London guide and a member of the PRVC/FANY.

This walk can be adapted as a private, bespoke tour for a lunch-time office walk, after work or weekend walk. Private tours start from £180 based on a 1.5 hour walk. To find out more, please email me at lovelondontours@gmail.com

Thank you to Chief Photographer’s Mate (CPHOM) Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard for the use of this photo. It shows a LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase as troops of the U.S. Army’s First Division disembark on the morning of June 6, 1944 (D-Day) at Omaha Beach. This photograph is in the public domain; official U.S. Coast Guard photograph. Attribution: Chief Photographer’s Mate (CPHOM) Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Event details

Tour duration 1.5 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Access friendly? Yes
Meeting point: by the statue to Florence Nightingale
Finishing at:Parliament Square

Please note that walks are run by association members – your contract is between yourself and the guide, not with the Association