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Karl Marx The Walking Tour

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Address: Criterion Theatre Piccadilly, London W1J 9HT, England
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Karl Marx lived and worked in London. His ideas inspired protests, strikes,...

Karl Marx lived and worked in London. His ideas inspired protests, strikes, rebellions, revolutions, terrorism, warfare, struggles for freedom, democracy and liberty, and regimes of tyrannical repression. Marx’s story combines comedy, tragedy, love, hate, hope and despair. This sets the backdrop to an intellectual expedition to unravel the mysteries of history, politics, economics and philosophy. We walk you through the life and ideas of Karl Marx. Sundays 11am Piccadilly Circus in front of Criterion Theatre.

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Amusing and Informative History of Marx

A thoroughly enjoyable walk around Soho, learning amazing stories that are never recorded by bourgeois historians. The guide was very amusing and had excellent knowledge of all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A thoroughly enjoyable walk around Soho, learning amazing stories that are never recorded by bourgeois historians. The guide was very amusing and had excellent knowledge of all things Marx. A hidden gem of a tour :)

Thank Alex S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A leisurely stroll around Soho absorbing the rich historical legacy of Karl Marx and profound impact he's had on our world. Heiki Khoo is a first rate guide (and scholar) who brings tremendous details to life and has a charming way of weaving in interesting anecdotes as well as humour. Informative, inspirational, fun and a great way to spend a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not only will you receive a simple introduction to Marxist theory, you will also get an insight into the history of industrialized London (and Europe) and a good laugh.

Thank derin2017
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is a great tour, do not miss it if you like history. Even if you never read Marx at all it is still very interesting to get to know so many different important spots in London (around Soho mainly, that I never knew existed) and so many curiosities. The guide (forgot the name of mine) is the best, concerned... More 

Thank Betina d
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This tour with Heiki Khoo was inspirational. His knowledge, passion for the subject and wonderful sense of humour brought Karl Marx's work and ideas to life. I particularly liked the depth of information that Heiki brought to this tour explaining highly complex concepts and ideas in a refreshingly open and accessible manner. I loved it and would highly recommend this... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

I spent my last day in London going on this tour and I don't regret it at all! I thought the tour was really informative, even though I have read a lot of Marxist theory before. The tour was fun, interesting and gave a good easy introduction to Marxist theory. I really recommend it!

Thank Shifte M
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had the pleasure to take part in the Karl Marx walking tour last Sunday (13 March) and, while my expectations were amply met, I still think that there is some room for improvement. Here are my impressions: • the walk is very well structured and follows a very coherent chronological and thematic scheme, providing very interesting insights not only... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were bought this tour as a Christmas present via groupon by our now grown up children. They thought it would be our kind of thing and they were right. We were treated by our guide, Heiko, to a brilliant exposition and explanation of the life and work of Karl Marx (not forgetting Fred Engels) with songs, jokes, opinions and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our tour guide Heiko demonstrated a deep knowledge, understanding and passion for the subject of Karl Marx and his life and work. He told jokes and even sang 'The Internationale' which brought applause from onlookers across the street. He even managed to briefly bring in one or two otherwise complicated economic theories in an accessible and fun way. Heiko was... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

As a social science student, it was great to visit locations around London which were hugely influential in the life of Karl Marx. Our tour guide, Mick Brooks, was extremely pleasant and certainly passionate about Marx himself and Marxist ideas. Armed with a wealth of knowledge, Mick was always ready, willing and able to answer any questions the group had... More 

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