London has been a major settlement for two more than 2000 years. Londinium was founded by the Romans. However, evidence has been found that verify that the area was inhabited more than 6000 years ago. It has grown to become on of the largest, and most important global cities, having built an empire that reached around the world.
The term Black British is referring to the Black British West Indian people from the former Caribbean British colonies in the West Indies now referred to as the Windrush Generation, and those people from Britain’s former colonies who are residents of the United Kingdom and are considered British.
Almost 97% of Black Britons live in England, particularly in England’s larger urban areas, with most (over a million) Black British living in Greater London. The city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles music group, that took the world by storm in the 1960’s and ’70’s, also has a sizeable and historically relevant Black population. Our London connection, Paul Ambrosius has lived extensively in both cities and will guide you to the places of interest that make London such a diverse and exciting city!
You’ll fly from JFK airport in New York the evening of May 16 and arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport, the morning of May 17th. Paul and I will meet you at the airport with a private bus which will take you to your hotel in downtown London. You’ll have plenty of time to rest and recover from your trans-Atlantic flight, before you hit the streets with Paul, to officially begin your visit to London. A printed itinerary will be prepared for you, and a detailed briefing will be presented after settling down at your hotel. We look forward to welcoming you in London for an unforgettable experience!