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Unreal City Audio - Coffeehouse Tour

#710 of 1,547 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About Unreal City Audio - Coffeehouse Tour
Join actors, musicians, and Dr Matthew Green for an immersive guided walking tour of London’s original – and best – coffeehouses. From Cornhill’s labyrinth of medieval streets to the gleaming steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, witness how the ‘bitter Mohammedan gruel’ transformed the face of the city, brought people together, and inspired brilliant ideas that shape the world we live in today. As featured in the Guardian and on the BBC. Free shots of gritty black coffee, brewed 17th-century style, included!
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SnFadventures wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions10 helpful votes
Tour was cancelled due to potential bad weather (August 2019) (ended up being a lovely day). Received an email saying we can reschedule or receive a refund. I requested a refund as we were visitors to the city and had to return home. I never heard back from them. Chased it up again in early March this year and was told they couldn't refund due to Coronavirus affecting them financially. As mentioned our tour was cancelled in August 2019, way before Corona Virus appeared. This isn't a matter of money, it's a matter of principle. Using the Corona Virus as an excuse was very poor, considering our refund should have been processed in August 2019.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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saniya j wrote a review Feb 2020
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The tour guide Matthew Green simply did not show up. Nor contact us beforehand. 8 people waited 30min, including a group of 4 who he had stood up in December as well. He didn't reply to our emails or phonecalls until many hours later, when he sent a text message saying "I sent an email cancelling, perhaps it went to spam?". Offered an immediate refund but about 24hrs later this hasn't happened. Completely unprofessional and disrespectful. A couple from the group had travelled 1+hr to come to the tour and had taken the trouble and expense to arrange childcare etc for the morning.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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yvonne s wrote a review Feb 2020
Whitstable, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked this for a special surprise valentines treat for coffee loving husband and travelled two hours to get here. Matthew green didn’t contact us to cancel. He didn’t show. We waited 30 mins. We met four people who had turned up last time when he had not shown up and had been told to come today instead. This tour doesn’t exist. Don’t go because there is no tour. I await news from Matthew green about refund for my ticket and ticket into London especially for this. Sad to waste a Saturday at the end of a busy week.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gail H wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Attended this tour today with my family. (Family aged from 14 to mid-seventies!). All really enjoyed it. Matt is a great story-teller, bringing history to life. Looking forward to attending some of his other tours.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Christopher T wrote a review Jul 2017
Somerset, United Kingdom26 contributions5 helpful votes
It was the best historic tour of London history and coffee history we have ever been on. Dr Green was a mind of knowledge and portrayed it such a fantastic way that the time just flew. We must have walked a fair distance with out realising through back streets I would normally miss. I purchased this for my wife's birthday surprise and it was worth every penny. This is a tour that you have to be on if history is your thing. Can't recommend this company enough. Amazing experience Thank you
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Date of experience: July 2017
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