1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. St James's Palace

London: Secret Societies & Occult Walking Tour

Product ID: 178547
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Secret societies have existed for thousands of years. On this tour you will discover a hidden side of London's history, exploring the occult and the city's secret organisations.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the places where secret societies still hold their meetings
  • Discover the influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on Victorian Britain
  • Visit the location where Victorian magicians performed their initiations
Full description
Meet your guide at St James’s Palace, one of the oldest royal palaces in London. From here, your guide will take you to one of the first places in London devoted to the study of magical arts. Afterwards, see where the 19th century secret society named the Suicide Circle was based. Walk along Pall Mall to the oldest occult bookshop in London.

Discover stories about the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn and its members. Continue to the Charring Cross Hotel, where the French occultist Eliphas Levi allegedly performed an act of necromancy. Follow your guide to Cleopatra's Needle on Victoria Embankment, a stone obelisk surrounded by dark legends. Learn how it was brought to London and why some Londoners are still obsessed with Egyptian mythology.

Continue to the Freemasons quarter, passing the building where the Ordo Templi Orientis secret society is based. The most influential member was English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. Walk past another occult society before arriving at the British Museum. Learn how pagans and members of secret societies pay tributes to idols in the museum. Discover the history of the occult on this walking tour of London.
Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

In the front of St James’s Palace, Green Park Tube Station

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