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Karl Marx Walks


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  Karl Marx Walking Tour
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The Karl Marx walking tour featured on the Robert Elms show on BBC radio London 2nd August 2017
The Karl Marx walk features in this great article by Tanya Gold about contemporary London. It was published in Harper's magazine in March 2017.
Read the article here 

In this 30 minute show made for the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme, Robin Aitken, a self-confessed conservative journalist, takes a journey to discover Karl Marx and Marxism for himself. Our Marx tour acts as the backdrop for Aitken's voyage. 

"Full Marx to the Corbyn clan" Several members of the Corbyn family have taken our tour. You never know who you'll meet on our tours! Evening Standard's Londoner's Diary 1 June 2016. 

"Thanks to Corbyn a mini Marx renaissance in happening in London"
This feature was published in a leading Dutch Newspaper July 2017

How Karl Marx became a commodity: feature published on 10 May 2017 in the German newspaper  


Karl Marx was the most influential thinker of modern times. His epic life story combined comedy and tragedy, love and hate, hope and despair. This set the backdrop to an intellectual expedition that sought to unravel the mysteries of history, politics, economics and philosophy.

Marx’s work inspired protests and strikes, rebellions and revolutions, terrorism and war, struggles for freedom, democracy and liberty, as well as regimes of tyrannical repression.

We walk you through the story of his life in London and explain his ideas and their influence on human destiny. We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world. 

Our guides are experts in the field and have spent decades studying and unravelling the complexities of the life and ideas of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and their followers. On the walking tour we combine this knowledge with the didactic and entertaining style of a storyteller. We explain the intellectual influences of the time and delve into the secrets of Karl Marx's ideasWe explain the significance of the 1848 revolutions, and the dramatic and bloody events of the 1871 Paris Commune. We describe the life of struggle and hardship of an extraordinary community of European revolutionaries who made Victorian London their home. This circle of refugees developed ideas, organisations and political movements which would shape world politics in the twentieth century 

This walking tour will help you to explain and understand how the modern world and its economic, social and political conflicts came into about. The tour does not assume any previous knowledge and it is pitched at a level that will leave everyone from the complete novice to the seasoned expert satisfied. We welcome schools and universities, and provide specialist tours for visiting scholars, media outlets and embassies, etc.

Join us as we walk you through the life, times and ideas of Karl Marx.

Our Guides 

Dr. Lucia Pradella has studied Marx’s ideas for almost half of her life… Besides being a lecturer in economic sociology at the University of Venice, she worked at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, where she contributed to the historical-critical edition of the complete works of Marx and Engels (MEGA). In 2008, she came to London, retracing Marx's steps, and has spent the last 7 years studying and writing about his thoughts on the world market and pre-capitalist societies in the light of his (partially unpublished) notebooks. All these new materials, she believes, show us a Marx who has much to say about today’s world…  

Mick Brooks is a stalwart of the Labour movement. He has written many Marxist tracts. He helped write a pamphlet advocating nationalisation of the banks which was published by the Fire Brigades Union in 2012. He has followed it up with a pamphlet calling for the Big Six energy companies to be taken over. This has also been published by the FBU. His book Capitalist Crisis Theory and Practice challenges the dominant orthodoxy about the world economic crisis from 2008. Mick is the on the editorial board of Labour Briefing, the magazine of the Labour Representation Committee. His exposition of Marx's ideas is second to none.


Heiko Khoo has studied Marxist ideas for 33 years and is currently writing his PhD which seeks to explain China's 
social system and political economy using Marxist theory. Heiko is well-known orator at London's Speakers' Corner and produces the weekly Speakers' Corner radio show for Resonance fm. He previously ran walking tours in Berlin specialising in the rise and fall of East Germany and has a detailed knowledge of East European and Soviet jokes, which he uses to enhance the Karl Marx story and to help explain the fate of Communist states.