The Suffragettes of London
Explore the Holborn area of London with this self-guided walking tour, based on the story of the militant women’s rights movement.
The story begins in 1906, when Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters move from Manchester to London. The four women are co-founders of WSPU – Women’s Social and Political Union – and they are fed up with women being treated as second class citizens.
At this point, the women’s rights movement in the UK had been at a standstill for 40 years. Politicians kept making promises about granting women the right to vote, but nothing seemed to happen. WSPU takes on a new slogan: “Deeds, not words” and gets to work. Their militant activism includes radical actions such as public protests, arson, and bombings.
Step into the story
The Suffragettes of London audio tour invites you to an interesting walk through Holborn, which was the epicenter of the London suffrage movement. Your digital guide is a historian, who will show you the way and tell you the story of what happened.
Examine unique old photos and listen to the story while you walk between the locations where it all took place.
Use the StoryTourist app
To walk this tour, download the user-friendly StoryTourist app. The app is equipped with a map, GPS and a digital guide which makes sure you walk in the right direction. Once you have purchased the tour it is yours to keep. You can use it at any time and as many times as you wish.
Through the app, you can interact with photographs and illustrations of the people involved. The app shows you what the lives of the suffragettes were like and how their actions impacted women’s rights.
The only thing you need to be able to step into the story is a smartphone with headphones. Travel back in time and experience an important part of history in with us!
This StoryTour is written by Maria Lundin Osvalds.