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Roman And Medieval London (Private Half Day Tour)

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Cut to AD 43, witness the Romans marching into London through your time machine, the black heritage cab. You're advised to charge your imagination batteries overnight, to view the special effects with clarity.
History lovers be prepared with your questions, the tour guide is a keen Londoner and historian. Dare to peek into the ‘Dead Man’s Hole’. Enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill and smirk at the origin of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’ Old Roman Wall to Roman Amphitheatre, we ensure drama never ceases at the World Heritage Site of The Tower of London.
Get ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ in the tiny little medieval streets from London’s less glamorous past. Drift into the stories of the ‘Great Fire of London’, ‘Braveheart’, Body Snatchers, Gallows of Old Newgate Prison and the World famous Criminal Courts of Justice – The Old Bailey…we’ll keep ‘em coming. Till you’re ready to join the history club like the rest of us.

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Stop At: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE England

We take you right back in time to visit the old Roman Wall and this trip includes a special visit to the Roman Amphitheatre at the Guildhall Art Gallery – where you will also view the City Corporation’s Magna Carta, a document which is 800 years old!

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Tower of London is a ‘World Heritage Site’, and while you are there on the cobblestone streets that surround this great castle, we shall introduce you to ‘Dead Man’s Hole’ – this Tour is not for the squeamish!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DJ, UK

You will get to enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill, where your Guide will explain the real origins of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Once you have been ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ on this trip down London’s less glamorous past – another highlight will include the story of the ‘Great Fire of London’ and a chance to view many of Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural gems, including his masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral which replaced old the Gothic place worship which was destroyed in that conflagration.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

Site of the Gallows of Old Newgate Prison.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

A Medieval Great Hall - a great survivor despite the Blitz in World War Two.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE England

Roman London is still visible here in the basement of this world class Art Gallery.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Place of worship for 1,000 years - and site of royal coronations and burial place of British monarchs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Westminster's 11th century Great Hall has been the scene of notorious trials of traitors.

Stop At: Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU England

Tudor Palace nestled on the south bank of the River Thames.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

King Henry VIII's Tudor Palace - 500 years old.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England

One of the oldest thoroughfares in London.

Stop At: The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN England

Living the nation's history since 1348 - a former monastery in the heart of the City of London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 40 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EA England

Former plague pit for victims of the Black Death.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

Notorious place of execution of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart') in the movie starring Mel Gibson - the story of a 13th century Scottish warrior freedom fighter.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

Truly majestic medieval survivor hidden away in secret London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ, UK

'For whom the bell tolls' refers to this infamous old place of worship - and the old graveyard was frequented by the body snatchers!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH England

This old pub has been around since Tudor times - and even has a hanging noose on the river's edge!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Museum, Giltspur Street West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE England

Oldest hospital in London has been around since the 11th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cooper's Row, London, UK

Visit the best remaining section of the old Roman Wall - built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2 England

Place of worship since Norman times sitting on a street once the route of monarchs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pickfords Wharf, London SE1, UK

Remains of Old Winchester Palace - one of the largest and most important buildings in medieval London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Clink Street, Clink St, London SE1, UK

Site of the notorious and infamous Clink Prison - former residence of the Mad the Bad the Sad.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

Place of worship since the 7th century - with some stunning interior architecture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: All Hallows By The Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ England

The oldest surviving church in London - miraculously surviving the Great Fire of London and the Blitz of World War Two.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Former hunting ground of King Henry VIII.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • COVID-19 Special Measures. The health and safety of our guests is always our top priority here at BCHT. We are putting in place some extra special measures for all future tour activities: All our vehicles will be sanitised with disinfectant cleaning by their owner drivers immediately after each service. Presentation stops will be conducted in quiet open air locations – away from crowded hotspots. Driver Guide hosts shall wash and sanitise their hands on a frequent basis throughout each service. Hand sanitiser will be available to all of our guests at all times while on tour. Standard measures which enhance your protection: The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment for the passengers. A safe distance exists between guests and their Driver Guide hosts – exceeding the current minimum 2 metres set by government guidelines. The passenger compartment has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Driver Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Old Bailey
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Lambeth Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - The Charterhouse
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

3 hours

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