An image of people standing outside a house, In search of The East India Company in the City of London. Lisa Honan

IN SEARCH OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY Private Tour in the City of London by Lisa Honan

Lisa Honan

Fish St Hill London EC3R 8AH United Kingdom


Join Lisa on a fascinating tour of the City of London, discovering the places linked to the East India Company. The Company of adventure merchants - some might say the Pirates of the Indian Ocean - was the world’s largest multinational company and the architects of Empire. It changed what we ate, drank and wore. We will start our story in 1600 and finish in present day. This walking tour gives a unique insight to the East India Company. As a Governor of St Helena between 2016 - 2019, Lisa was fortunate to live on an island which the EIC owned until 1854. Lisa Honan was the first, and so far, only woman Governor of St Helena in 500 years of St Helena’s history.

"Interesting tour revealing a little known aspect of British history"


  • Two-hour private 'East India Company' walking tour

  • Explore East India Company sites and history with former St Helena Governor Lisa Honan. Learn how their influence transformed global trade and their governance over 300 million people in India.

  • Tour from Monument to the Great Fire of London to The Royal Exchange, with optional refreshment stop.

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Discover a fascinating journey through history with the Private Tour in the City of London by Lisa Honan. This two-hour walking tour dives into the intriguing past of the East India Company, led by former St Helena Governor, Lisa Honan. Starting at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, you’ll explore sites that played pivotal roles in shaping global trade and British history.

Lisa's unique perspective, having lived in the East India Company’s Governor's mansion on St Helena, brings a rich depth to the stories you'll hear. From the Company’s formation in the 1600s to its influence on what the world ate, drank, and wore, Lisa vividly recounts tales of adventure, trade, and empire. The tour includes notable landmarks like The Royal Exchange, with an optional stop for a refreshment at Fortnum & Mason or the Libertine bar.

This private tour is perfect for history enthusiasts and those looking to discover lesser-known aspects of London’s heritage. Available upon request, it offers an educational and immersive experience, revealing the profound impact of the East India Company on modern society.

More About Lisa Honan

Lisa Honan, a former Governor of St Helena, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her guided tours. As the first woman to hold this position in 500 years, Lisa offers a unique perspective on the history of the East India Company, having lived on an island it governed for two centuries.

Her tours are celebrated for their engaging storytelling and deep historical insights. Lisa’s background and expertise make her an exceptional guide, providing participants with a richly informative and memorable experience.


Fish St Hill London EC3R 8AH United Kingdom

Any time, subject to Lisa Honan's availability. Please contact your Truly Concierge for more information.


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