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London Old City Walking Tour

Highlights
  • A fun and informative excursion through London’s Old City
  • Discover scenic walking routes to historical sites
  • Stroll through London’s oldest district
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London Old City Walking Tour
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Tour departing at 3:30pm with an English-speaking guide
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Overview
A cutting-edge metropolis, London also stays true to its traditions. On this exclusive walking tour of the Old City, leave the navigation to someone else as you hear entertaining commentary and enriching history lessons. Visit must-see landmarks like Covent Garden and St. Paul’s Cathedral hearing about each spot along the way. From ancient Roman temples to medieval execution sites, learn about the people and events that shaped the famous city.
What to Expect
The tour begins in Covent Garden, a popular market that was once London’s most active red-light district. Your guide will lead you down cobbled alleyways as you learn about the city’s colorful past. Head toward the Strand and Fleet Street, where Britain’s national newspapers were once produced.
You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt after the Great Fire, and hear about the catastrophes that reshaped London’s history, including a plague that wiped out a third of the city. Revisit the cathedral’s famous events, like the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The walk through London’s oldest district includes a stop at the ancient Roman temple of Mithras.
The tour concludes with a peek at the Tower of London, an 11th century prison. Listen to the grim tales of the tower’s prisoners, including Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, who was beheaded there in 1536.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent

What a brilliant way to spend a few hours. Our guide Rob was excellent, he was very pleasant and informative and spoke clearly. He had a knack of bringing history to life with facts but also anecdotes. There is so much history in such a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carpetdrag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour with Ben our great guide

After almost 3 hours of a fascinating tour with Ben, we were delighted. Ben spiced all the facts with history, stories, and good British humor. as a non-native English speaker, I understood every word from Ben, and we enjoyed ourselves very very much. Thank you,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Giuseppe_co
Reviewed 3 December 2018
Great tour with Ben

Our tour with Ben was great, he was very knowledgeable and had great stories to tell. At the end of the tour, we made a small detour that completely paid off with an amazing view of the river and London and tower bridges. I f...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Diana V
Reviewed 17 November 2018
London Free Walking Tour and Old City Tour

We did the Free Walking tour first and enjoyed it so much we immediately signed up for the Old City tour. Our tour guide for both was Jamie who did a wonderful job of not just showing us the sights but also explained the significance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Great time seeing London with Charlotte

I had two days in London so I did this tour, Tower of London, and walked the Thames- I definitely felt like I saw a lot of the city! The tour covers a number of big attractions, is about 2.5-3 hours long, and Charlotte is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank OnAir81215
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Anna B
1 September 2018|
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Response from mliporac | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn´t see your question. Hope not to be too late. It lasts between 3 and 3,5 hours walking with a coffee or tea break approximately by the half. Highly recommendable.
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16 April 2018|
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Response from Ane A | Reviewed this property |
There is no age. Overall they are quite slow and the guide will make sure you can follow. Just let the guide know that you rather go slower if thats the case, so s/he can keep an eye on you around the busy areas. Bear in... More
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