Historic Private Walking Tour of London

Cultural & Theme Tours in London
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Tour description

Leave the regular tourist trail behind and get immersed in the hidden alleys, courts, and secrets of London's amazing history. The City of London (or Square Mile) is the capitals historic heart with a rich and varied history stretching back over 2000 years. Many of the road layouts go back to Roman and medieval times, and you will explore the sights and tales that make this city so special. This tour is perfect for those that want to discover the hidden history and fascinating stories of London's past. • Tudor houses that escaped the Great Fire of London • Stop for a drink in an underground Pub dating to the 13th Century • See The hidden Courts and Alleys that inspired Charles Dickens • View Roman mosaics deep in a Church Crypt • A bespoke, tour at your pace** Children Under 16 Go Free When Accompanied by Paying Adult - Max 4 Children**

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Victoria Embankment, London, EnglandStarting out right by the River Thames we explore areas rich in history and strange tales including Great Scotland Yard, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall,Sherlock Holmes Pub and passageways opening out into Covent Garden.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Inner Temple, London, EnglandThis tour is all about getting away from the crowds and the regular tourist trail. The Inner and Middle Temples are part of the Inns of Court where the legal profession have their Chambers. Expect tales of The Knights Templar, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and Elizabeth I. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ye Olde Cheshire CheeseA favourite pub of Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson and The Hellfire Club! The cellars of this Pub go back to the 13th Century, and the upper rooms have hardly changed since 1667! After the Pub we cross the road to explore Roman remains deep in a Church Crypt.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bank of EnglandAfter passing St Paul's Cathedral its time to head in to the oldest part of London that dates back to Roman times. We will head deep into the Alleys and passageways that have been used for centuries. Landmarks including The Bank Of England, The Royal Exchange and Leadenhall Market all have fascinating stories to share. Fortunately you have your own personal guide to bring those tales to life.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Leadenhall Market, London, EnglandThis market is perhaps the most beautifully decorated in London. The market inspired Charles Dickens and features in A Christmas Carol. In recent years the market has been a filming location for the Harry Potter Movies.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, London, EnglandThis area was the epicenter of the Great Fire of London in 1666 as documented by Samuel Pepys. Just a short stroll from the Tower Of London.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's not included

  • Food and drinks