Make your own way to Covent Garden in central London to meet your guide and begin your walking tour of historical London. Before you set off, discover how the market at Covent Garden dates back to the 17th century, and hear about its past as one of the capital’s most notorious red-light districts.
Continue on to two of London’s most famous streets: the Strand, in the heart of the West End, and Fleet Street, where all of the country’s major newspaper offices were once situated.
Next, pause by St Paul’s Cathedral, arguably London’s most iconic landmark. Discover how the eye-catching cathedral has stood as the highest point of the city for more than 1,000 years, and hear about the important services that have been held inside, including the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. Just a short walk from St Paul’s, you’ll also see the Temple of Mithras, built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago.
Then, make for the Monument, the tallest freestanding stone column in the world. As you follow your guide through the capital’s history-rich streets, learn about the Great Fire of London and see the site of London’s first coffee house, as well as one of the oldest pubs.
Soak up the riverside sights by London Bridge, and then make your final stop of the tour at the Tower of London. Hear how William the Conqueror built the imposing palace-fortress in 1066, and learn about its long history as a royal palace, prison and execution place, as well as a royal mint and armory.
Your tour then concludes outside the tower, leaving you free to spend the rest of the day as you wish.
2 hours 30 minutes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Ben was a great tour guide. He was very informative. There is a lot of walking involved so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and always bring an umbrella for just in case it rains. It poured when I was on this tour.
Thank you Ben for the wonderful tour and good advice for what to do next in London. The tour shows you something different about London
This was an excellent tour. Andy--the gentle giant--was a wealth of historical information and a great guide. He had a very good sense of humor, but really the top point is his knowledge of history. We had a guy on the tour who kept trying to one-up him on historical knowledge. He met his match and more in Andy. A very enjoyable experience. Thank you!
Fortunately, a small group great guide and a wonderful sites. A must for a first time trip to London!
Our guide Angus was one of the funniest, most energetic, positive knowledgeable guides I have ever had! Loved every second!
My guide Caroline was awesome - very knowledge, energetic and accomodating. A wonderful evening!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, knew perfectly well where to be at to catch some sights you wouldn't any other time. Loved that it was fast-paced with so much info. All with a perfect dose of humour! Definitely recommended.
Our guide gave us a very thorough and knowledgeable walking tour through old London. We were amazed at Jake's history as well as all around knowledge of the city. we were able to see so much and he took his time with us
Would recommend this tour. We saw and learnt more than if we tried to do it by ourselves. Trevor was a most informative guide so if you get him it's a bonus. Good value.
The tour was fabulous. Learning more of the history and stories, and having the chance to ask questions was a great way to experience the city in a new way. Our guide, Jake, was really great!
Delve into London’s past on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks. With an expert guide, explore the maze-like streets of the Old City of London and see top sights such as Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London. Learn about the city’s long and sometimes dark past from your guide’s insightful commentary, and see a new side to one of the world’s most visited cities.