Unique City Walking Tours led by Homeless Guides

Unseen Tours: London's Street Voices bring you unique city walking tours led by homeless guides. One year since their hugely successful launch in 2010, Unseen Tours have now expanded worldwide.
Sept. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Unseen Tours: A year of walking with the homeless

Unseen Tours: London’s Street Voices are unique city walks led by homeless guides. Following their hugely successful London launch in August 2010, Unseen Tours have now expanded worldwide and raised significant public awareness of what it means to be a homeless person living in our cities today.

Led by homeless guides with their own distinctive styles and life histories, each Unseen Tour has its own personality, uncovering a city’s hidden history and present-day reality from their perspectives. These are tours with a social conscience, appealing to city-dwellers and visitors alike, and anyone who wants to connect with people from different walks of life.

Unseen Tours in London provide an alternative and exciting perspective on well-known landmarks such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Hoxton Square, Covent Garden, Brick Lane, and Borough Market, and also explore the quirkier nooks and crannies of London, interweaved with the guides’ own anecdotes of homeless living.

Crucially, the tours also help some of society’s most marginalised people to make a living, as the majority of ticket revenues of directly to the homeless guides themselves.

After welcoming thousands of people to our London tours, including schools and corporate groups, Unseen Tours are now being replicated by the Ditto Foundation in Poland, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) in Melbourne, and by social science students in Copenhagen.

Unseen Tours in London will also be part of this year’s World Homeless Day on 10th October. For more information about this, Unseen Tours and their international rollout, please contact Lidija at lidija@sockmobevents.org.uk or call on (+44) (0) 7514266774, and visit http://www.unseentours.org.uk

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Notes to editors:
Unseen Tours are brought to you by Sock Mob Events, a unique social enterprise that coaches homeless and formerly homeless people to lead guided walking tours. The tours help to improve the quality of life of some of London’s most marginalised people, as the guides take the majority of ticket revenue. All profits are reinvested to train more guides and continue to build their skills and creativity. See http://www.sockmobevents.org.uk for more information.

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Sock Mob Events is a unique social enterprise that coaches homeless people to lead guided walking tours, raising awareness of homelessness and helping the guides make a living.
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