This tour is designed for Russians and anyone who is interested in Russian history and heritage. The tour encompasses some of the sites associated with Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) on his visit to Britain in 1697-98. Peter travelled to Britain as part of his Grand Embassy. Peter embarked on the embassy not long after becoming sole ruler of Russia, and visited several countries in western and central Europe to establish diplomatic relations and acquire the latest technology and skills for the economic development of Russia. This tour only encompasses the sites in Deptford, where Peter and his delegation stayed during his visit. To discover other locations associated with Russian heritage in Britain, please refer to the map on the Russian Embassy website: https://www.rusemb.org.uk/russiansightsinuk/
Site of Deptford Friends' Meeting House
Sayes Court Park
Master Shipwright's Palace
Peter the Great Statue
I am a history and politics graduate from LSE and Cambridge and I am passionate about travelling in Europe and around the world. I live and work in London as a communications consultant.