London, United Kingdom

Copperettes & Crooks

with Susan S.

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Susan S.
Style: Educational, Intellectual, Offbeat

A very special walking tour celebrating more than a century of women in law enforcement. Learn the incredible history of London's first female police, in the heart of criminal London.
On this tour, we follow the path of an old police beat from the 1930s, exploring the vice-filled dens of St. Giles, Holborn and Covent Garden.

How do you join the Metropolitan Police when you're a militant suffragette?
How do you go about designing the first female police uniform?
And how do you arrest a criminal without handcuffs?!
See London through the eyes of its extraordinary first policewomen, and the notorious female criminals they faced.


Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts at the front gate of St. Giles-in-the-Fields church. It ends at Lamb's Conduit Street.

How long is the walk?
Between 1.5 and 2 hours.

How do I get to St. Giles-in-the-Fields?

The nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road. The church is on St Giles High Street, and can usually be reached via Denmark Street or Flitcroft Street. As there are major building works taking place around the tube station, please leave a little extra time to reach the meeting point.

Where can I contact you with any questions?
Please email me at

Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes, please just let me know ahead of time if someone else will be coming in your place.

What about refunds?
There are no refunds if you cancel within five days of the tour. If you can't make the tour at late notice then please let me know - you would be welcome to use your ticket on another of my walks.

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for 1.5 hours

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Susan S.

Susan is a qualified tour guide for the Camden Tour Guide Association and has lived in London for 12 years. She has a BA and MA in History and spent six years working in arts events management, which included arranging cultural tours across the UK and overseas. She enjoys guiding on women's history, crime and policing, radicals and revolutionaries, and she'll never say no to a nice cup of tea. Full profile Leave a Review

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