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The Karl Marx Walking Tour starts at 11am every Sunday
This tour lasts 2-2.5 hrs
Marx in London
Heiko Khoo has studied Marxist ideas for 33 years. He completed his PhD in 2018. It examines China's social system and political economy using Marxist theory. You can download it here. Heiko is well-known orator at London's Speakers' Corner and he 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. Heiko helped the German Historical Museum in Berlin to prepare a major exhibition Karl Marx and Capitalism in the spring of 2022.
Heiko was the lead author and researcher for the guide book Karl Marx in London published 2018 by the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth.
Mark left school at 15 to work in the construction industry. He discovered Marx's ideas when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, riots shook London and the Cold War was still hot.
Mark led tenants' campaigns, threw himself into solidarity work in the1984-5 miners strike and stood on the front line of the Poll Tax protests that brought down the Iron Lady. Mark's experience of the life and struggles of the working class in Britain and internationally will remind you why Marx said that the workers are the agents of revolution.
Karl Marx was the most influential thinker of modern times. His epic life story combines 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 ideas. We 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 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.
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