ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. London’s West End is renowned today as one of the city’s most fashionable areas and the centre for entertainment and shopping. But it is also steeped in an enthralling hidden history of a vast Jewish community that once lived there. As you stroll the streets of Soho and Fitzrovia, you will be shocked to learn of the abject poverty of many who lived just a stone’s throw from the luxury homes of the ultra rich. Hear about larger than life personalities including the billionaire’s daughter who devoted her life to creating happiness among working class girls; the tailor with 10 daughters who turned to running a pub; the London boy who won the highest civilian gallantry medal during the Second World War; and the Hebrew school pupils studying alongside (and making friends with) Soho’s red light ladies of the streets. Discover how bitter rivalries split Synagogue congregations and led to new religious movements. You shall also walk along famous Berwick Street, Dean Street and Frith Street, each offering a host of enthralling stories such as the comical antics of market traders; a kosher restaurant whose most enthusiastic diners were Hollywood stars; and where the Great Tailors’ Strike began 100 years ago involving thousands of Jewish workers. Learn also why a tiny synagogue boasted an astonishing 1,000 congregants. www.jewishlondonwalkingtours.co.uk Email: info(at)jewishlondonwalkingtours.co.uk Telephone: 07967 561759.
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