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Section of Hogarth's painting a Rake's Progress Plate 6.

Harlots & Strumpets & Tarts, Oh My! 

The Georgian sex trade laid bare...

Section of covent garden ancient map from the 1700's.
Photo of the tour guide dressed as a Georgian harlot superimposed on a Hogarth etching from the 1700's depicting St Giles area.

Need to Know...

  • Starts at Covent Garden tube station. Ends at the Nell Gwynne pub, Bull Inn Court.

  • Includes a guided tour of the locations in Covent Garden linked to the 18th century sex trade. 

  • Stories are brought to life with street theatre and character comedy by actors. 

  • Tour is 2 hours

  • Option to have a drink at the pub at the end with the group. 

  • Book using the links on this page. (Latest tour dates on the Events calendar page.) 




Of course you do! 

Hogarth, Harlots, Moll Flanders... you've seen the paintings, watched the TV shows and read the books... now visit the places that London's REAL strumpets called home. 

Allow your guide, 'The Baroness' to transport you back to the London of three hundred years ago  -  and into the steamy underworld of the Georgian sex worker.  


Meet the women that 'made it',  and those that ended up in the gutter; the high class courtesans and the gin-addled street walkers; the business-savvy Brothel Madams and the corrupted country girls. Hear the stories of the women that weren't often given a voice - in a trade that existed to serve men. What was it really like for them, and have we learned the lessons of the past?

Fancy a good time love...?

Photo of The tour guide and two actors dressed as harlots from 18th century London posing in Covent. Garden
Photo of the tour guide and her maid dressed in 18th century costumes posing in Covent Garden

Eighteenth Century London's sordid and brutal sex industry is dramatically brought to life in this immersive, theatrical walking tour.**

And when your thirst for lewd women, saucy stories and harrowing histories has been well and truly quenched, what better way to finish the experience than with a shot (or four) of 'Mother's Ruin' in a local notorious tavern?

Small groups for an intimate adventure! 


Now booking. Click the link below. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates, or contact us directly for private booking enquiries.

**CONTENT TRIGGER WARNING - contains themes of rape, sexual exploitation, abuse and violence that may be triggering to some.**

Photo of actors reading fom a book dressed a Georgian Harlots
Photo of actors dressed as bar wenches in 18th century costume carrying drinks on trays in a pub.
Photo of tour Guide dressed in 18th century costume walking through an alleyway in covent garden
Photo of tour guide and two actors dressed as covent garden harlots acting in covent garden

Photo credits: Peter Hogan Media 2022

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