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Private Walking Tour of the City of London Historic Centre Led by a Historian


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The City of London, often referred to as the Square Mile, is the most important financial centre of Europe. The history of this area is fascinating. There is evidence of a settlement going back as far as the Bronze Age, although it only became recognised as a City following the Roman Conquest of 43 AD. 

Following the retreat of the Romans in 410 AD, the Anglo Saxons occupied the area until 1066 when William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings and occupied London, building the famous White Tower as a Castle/Palace and a symbol of Norman power.

The tour will include the Tower of London from the outside as well as sites representing the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Victorian periods up to some contemporary buildings.

The sites will be visited from the outside and their significance explained by your personal guide. The tour is a walking tour of 3 hours.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

The tour terminates at the Roman Wall by Trajan’s statue, at the entrance of Tower Hill underground station.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

You will meet your guide on the steps of St. Pauls where he/she will tell you about the history of this iconic church built in the Renaissance style and one of the most important landmarks in London.You will then proceed to Stationers’ Hall, a typical example of one of the 38 livery company halls.London is a fascinating juxtaposition of the historical and the contemporary. Nowhere is this more true than in London’s historic centre referred to as The City, which was founded as a trading centre by the Romans and continues to play a key role in trade today as one of the most important financial centres in the world.

This comprehensive 3 hour walking tour will cover all periods of the City’s history. Roman sites, such as the Roman Amphitheatre, the Temple of Mithra and the Roman City Wall will be included as well as the early medieval fortress, the Tower of London and the late-medieval Civic Centre, the Guildhall.

After the Great Fire of 1666 London was rebuilt by Christopher Wren and many of his architectural gems are still there for us to enjoy. Victorian London is still much in evidence with buildings such as Leadenhall Market (featured in the first Harry Potter film). We will also view the contemporary architectural gems of today’s financial centre with buildings such as the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2 7HH England

Whenever possible your guide will include inside visits of venues such as the Guildhall, the Roman Amphitheatre and churches by architects such as Wren and Hawksmoor.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Art Historian Guide

  • Food, drink and meals

3 hours

Return Details
Roman Wall, 8-11 Crescent, London EC3N 2LY, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the ARTSTUR Ltd in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.