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Walking Tour

Royal Marriages & Mistresses (from Restoration to Regency)


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 court from the Restoration in 1660 to the Regency era in the early 1800s. We'll start in what remains of the old Palace of Whitehall, progress to St. James's Palace, still the official base of the royal court to this day, and enjoy a stroll in 2 of the royal parks along the way.



Our Walk will start in Trafalgar Square by the statue of Charles I, close to Leicester Square, Charing X and Embankment Tube Stations. It will end, approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes later, close to Trafalgar Square. 

You can customise your walk with a break in the middle in a local hostelry or coffee shop, or choose between Charles II and George IV, with a shorter walk of approximately 1 hour's duration. Further details on request. 

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Image References:

"King Charles I Statue" by Castles, Capes & Clones is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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