Migrant and Refugee Welcome Tours is grassroots initiative founded by people who have experience working with refugees and asylum seekers in London. The project aims to reduce the social isolation of refugees, asylum seekers, and people with precarious and/or temporary migration status through running regular tours of the London area.
It is a half day tour run by volunteers covering places offering free legal and advice services for migrants (e.g. the St Pancras Refugee Centre), entertainment (e.g. the Southbank BFI where you can watch free films), food and other essentials (e.g. Hare Krishna stall in SOAS), and places of historical and political relevance (e.g. Parliament).
The tour route has been has been written, organisations along the route consulted and a succesful pilot tour carried out. The first tour will take place on Wednesday 7 December and we currently have guides in Persian and Arabic.
Travel to and from the tour will be covered (around £10 per person), as well as food and drink during the tour (£5 per person). In order to meet costs for the next 6 months we are starting a crowdfunder to raise £750. This will enable around 50 people to take the tour.