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The Da Vinci Code

Feature by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Looking for something that’s a little bit different then get your walking shoes on and discover some of London’s best kept secrets.

Bordellos, Blood Sports and the Bard – takes place every Saturday at 2.30pm and exposes the sinful side of Southwark, once the stomping ground of a certain Mr William Shakespeare.
Tickets: £6, £5 concessions.
Meeting place: Fish Street Hill exit of Monument station.
Until: December 30, 2006.
Tel: 07913 253 242

Da Vinci Code London Tour – takes place Tuesday to Thursday at 1.30pm and Saturday at 10.30am with actor Gary Fordham following the controversial book’s trail in search of the Holy Grail.
Tickets: £30 (including entry to Westminster Abbey, drink and photo).
Until: December 23, 2006.
Tel: 07778 548 631

Eccentric London – sets off every Friday morning at 11am and discovers the mysteries of the Trafalgar Square Lions, the Coliseum’s spinning dome and a very eccentric bookshop.
Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, free for accompanied under 15s.
Meeting place: Embankment tube.
Until: March 9, 2007.
Tel: 020 7624 3978

Karl Marx in London – on Saturdays at 10.45am explore the haunts of Karl Marx who spent 34 years living in exile in London and eventually became a British citizen. Includes Soho where he lived in poverty with his family, and the British Museum where he wrote Das Kapital, a critical analysis of capitalism.
Tickets: £6, £5 concessions.
Meeting place: Piccadilly tube station (Exit 1).
Tel: 020 7681 8266