Sock Mob Tours: A Different Look At London Through The Eyes Of The Homeless
Tours of cities often follow the same structure, showing visitors all the main attractions while providing some historical perspective. Well, one group has decided to change all that and take people on a tour of London that lets them see some of the less glamorous aspects of the city.
Sock Mob Tours is run by Unseen Tours, and what it does is uses homeless Londoners to guide tourists around the city. They are trained to provided some of the historical information visitors always look for, but they do also include some of their very own experiences to the mix, allowing tourists to get some real perspective. This program is beneficial both to tourists who want to learn about London in a different way, and to the homeless who need both money and the opportunity to regain their confidence and a place in society.