• CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Remembering the First World War: Walking Tour

Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, c1925

[FULLY BOOKED] Join Ruth Polling as she highlights some of the ways we remember the First World War on this guided tour of Chelsea and the surrounding area.

The terrible losses of the First World War left a nation reeling in collective and deeply personal grief. In the years immediately after the conflict, the British people - both at a national level and within their local communities - found ways of remembering those who had been killed.

From the marking of a two-minute silence to the wearing of the poppy, the funeral and burial of an unknown soldier and the unveiling of local and national war memorials, this process created a landscape of remembrance that is still with us today.

This walking tour will explore the theme of remembrance and demonstrate how and why we still remember these events a hundred years on.

Starting at the National Army Museum and ending near Victoria station, the tour will last approximately two hours. 

About Ruth Polling 

Ruth Polling graduated top of her year as London Blue Badge Tourist Guide of the Year 2014. She leads a variety of tours, specialising in the First and Second World Wars and their impact on London and Londoners.

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