(from the Restoration to the Regency Era)


In the days when Royal wives were chosen for political and dynastic reasons rather than for love, it was usual for a King to have a mistress....but here are two from the past who lived and loved to excess!

Follow in the footsteps of Charles II and, just over one hundred years later, George IV, their many mistresses and their long-suffering wives as we discover what life was like in the royal courts at Whitehall, St James's Palace and Carlton House from the Restoration in 1660 to the Regency era in the early 1800s. We'll draw a few comparisons and examine the conduct of our royal family in more recent times, along the way!

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Our Walk will start in Whitehall by the Banqueting House and end, approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes later, close to Westminster Abbey. It will take us along the boundaries of the old Palace of Whitehall, from the sites where Nell Gwynn and other mistresses lived and loved, to St James's Palace and Westminster Abbey, taking in a lovely stroll in both Green Park and St. James's Park.


For those who prefer a more leisurely pace and a few stops for coffee or stronger along the way, this can be built into the walk but will increase the length of time taken. Why not pop in to the Red Lion, for example, half way and discover one of London's oldest pubs. 

PRICE :depends on the number of people in the group, the length of the walk and the number of stops chosen but will not exceed £20 per person and may be less.

CONTACT : Rachel at for further information.