An enjoyable and informative guided tour of the Old Jewish Quarter in the East End
Join us for a fascinating tour of the Jewish East End: Magnificent sights and incredible stories of people and places as we tread the narrow alleyways and backstreets of the Old Jewish Quarter in London’s famous East End and explore the enthralling history and rich heritage of the Jewish community.
Some highlights will include:
- See the legendary Jewish Soup Kitchen, lifesaver to thousands every day; the first Yiddish theatre in England which was the scene of a real life tragedy; learn how the London Blitz devastated parts of the East End; and other enthralling tales.
- Hear heartwarming and heartbreaking stories, from the hilarious spiel of Petticoat Lane market traders to impoverished immigrants escaping East European oppression only to face wretched living conditions here and a life of toil in the notorious clothing sweatshops (we touch on other immigrant cultures too).
- Meet colourful characters from the past including the real-life 19th century Fagin; England’s Chief Rabbi who urged Russia: “DON’T let my people go!”; and the secret Jew who became the Queen’s physician. I will even tell you the incredible Jewish connection with the infamous Jack the Ripper.
The tour will commence outside the Aldgate Underground Station (there is only one entrance/exit) at 2.00pm – please note it is not the nearby Aldgate East Station.
Tickets: £10 for members and £15 for non members
Spaces are limited to 25 people – click on the link below to book your place!