Our Suffragette walk takes you through Westminster but this tour shows you where Sylvia Pankhurst’s East End campaign for the vote took place from 1912 to 1914 and where for the following 4 years she fought tirelessly for the poor during the Great War. You’ll see where Sylvia made great speeches, the police station she knew only too well, and a place she attacked with stone-throwing. We also see where her Suffragette shop stood and we follow the route she took when she marched around Bow soon after her arrival to galavanise the locals. This includes passing the infamous Bryant & May factory. And then it’s on to park where Sylvia held meetings and was arrested. We see where during the Great War she set up the Mother’s Arms nursery, the Women’s Hall & Cost-Price restaurant and where her newspaper was produced. We also see the house which was her Toy Factory in the war, giving local women work. There’s also other interesting East End history, and the whole thing is brought to life by great photographs too.
Anyone coming on this walk can buy our owner’s novel Suffragette Autumn Women’s Spring, part of which is set in Bow. It’s £8.99 in the shops, but to you it’s just £3 per copy.
Start Bow Road underground station
Finish Bow Road underground station
Shorter walk – start Bow Church DLR