Context Travel has announced the expansion of its lifestyle and history walking tours in London, with the addition of a new walk that gives travelers a way to engage with the social history of London.
“Music for Kings: Handel and the Baroque Court” focuses on the figure of George Frideric Handel and his role in the music and social scene of London in the 1700s. Beginning at the Theatre Royal Haymarket where the Messiah made its debut performance in London, and continuing in Piccadilly and Mayfair, the tour focuses on the world of 18th-century baroque London, when the British Empire was expanding. As with all Context walking seminars, the tour is capped at six participants maximum and led by a scholar trained in classical music.
This new walk joins a series of lifestyle and history walks that Context offers in London. The walk will be offered privately or as a shared-group experience.
Context Travel is a network of English-speaking scholars and professionals, including art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, who organize and lead “walking seminars” in 23 world cities.