“When Horses Moved London” – A Virtual Walking Tour of London’s Horsey History.
For many Lockdown brought the delight of quieter streets as the cars and lorries melted away and gave us a more peaceful and serene city. But what was London like before the introduction of the motor vehicle? This virtual tour will take us back to the use of horses for public transport, everyday deliveries, emergency services and much more. We'll discover the industries that kept the horses on the road and see the evidence they've left behind. We'll find out the origins of the "lucky horsehoe" and we will find THE spot where horsepower was invented.
Whilst we may not be able to enjoy a real walking tour this year we have the advantage of seeing much more in an hour of Virtual Touring. So sit back, relax and let us all imagine what London would look like if we all relied on horses today.
About your guide…
Kim is a professional London Blue Badge guide and has been working with the British Horse Society London Branch for many years leading "Horse Themed Walks" around the City. We've visited Westminster, the City, The Barbican and Smithfields, Bayswater & Paddington, Bloomsbury and undertaken a horse tour of the V&A Museum. Kim really loves taking on quirky themes like this and using her knowledge of London to stitch together snippets of information into coherent tours.