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SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY

Discover the Story of Humanity

Welcome to Spirit of Discovery. Delve into the history of the world through London's museums, galleries and monuments. Each of my tours and experiences is designed to give a different insight into world history. From exploring the origins of human civilisation at the British Museum to discovering the swashbuckling adventures of explorers who charted new continents at Greenwich, you will come away with a new understanding of the world we live in. So, whether you're a local looking for things to do in London this weekend or a visitor who wants something that goes beyond the usual London tourist trail, check out the tours and experiences offered below. 

 
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Wonders of Civilisation:

A crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

£40 Adults | £30 Students & Seniors | £20 Children | 5.5 hrs

A British Museum tour with a difference. You'll spend a day following in the footsteps of the relic hunters, explorers and archaeologists who acquired the treasures of the British Museum and learn how the science of archaeology has changed our understanding of history by deciphering the secrets of the past.

Get in touch with your inner Indiana Jones.

Farther than any has been:

The Age of Discovery at Maritime Greenwich

Tyrants and Radicals:

A political history of England at Westminster

£40 Adults | £30 Students & Seniors | £20 Children | 5.5 hrs

£30 Adults | £20 Students & Seniors | £12 Children | 3.5 hrs

Discover the swashbuckling

adventures of the explorers, pirates and mariners who set out across the world during the great Age of Sail. Learn about navigation and how to find your position using just the sun, moon and stars.

From the murderous reigns 

of England's most ruthless monarchs to the radicals who stood up to unchecked power, take a journey spanning 800 years to chart the demise of tyranny and rise of a democracy that would inspire the world.

Go from landlubber to salty sea dog in just one day!

Learn the history you weren't taught at school. 

The Great Black Pit:

Crime, poverty and punishment in the East End

£30 Adults | £20 Students & Seniors | £12 Children | 3.5 hrs

The 19th century East End was a no-go zone where crime and deprivation ruled. Discover stories of the district's most colourful Victorian characters, what life was like when Jack the Ripper stalked the streets and follow the trail of evidence to solve some notorious crimes.

A grand aul' time for all you mudlarks, dollymops, mollishers, bungnippers and slip-gibbets!

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“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” 

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

About Me

My name's Rossa and I have fifteen years’ experience as a tour guide in several cities around Europe but I have now settled in London.

 

I am fascinated by the story of human civilisation, from humanity's earliest origins in Africa to the age of exploration and how citizens won the right to vote, and it is my mission to share that passion with others.

My background is in ancient history and archaeology. I also have an interest in modern history, politics, science and the history of exploration.

 

I have designed a number of unique tours, activities and experiences that take advantage of London and its extraordinary museums to give people a greater understanding of humanity's most important stories.

 
 

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