What You'll Get
While it is impossible to get a complete understanding of London in two hours, this informal introduction is an excellent way to begin your London sojourn. Over the course of the walk, we aim to give a broad but comprehensive look at the city, and particularly the neighborhoods of Kensington and Knightsbridge, in all of its incarnations. After obtaining the basic tools needed to “read” London, you will be all the better prepared for the rest of your stay.We begin by introducing the neighborhoods and their "village" feeling, starting with the beautiful and affluent area of Kensington. From HIgh Street Kensington we'll move along Kensington Gardens and discuss parks and outdoor spaces in London, while taking in the amazing architecture along the edge of the park.
Our walk will include a stop at the impressive Albert Memorial, with a discussion of the great era of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and their vision for the cultural city of London. Turning onto Exhibition Road, we'll pass the Imperial College of Science, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, with its remarkable architecture. If time allows we may pop into the Victoria and Albert Museum and learn about the great era of collectionism and the concept of London's original museums. From here we may continue up on Brompton onto Harrods or along to Sloan Street and Hyde Park.
This is an orientation level walk, and so it does not go in-depth into architecture, art, or history. We will spend a certain amount of time explaining the sites along the route; but we will also try to situate you in the city, orient you to the major areas, and answer any of your questions.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Confirmation is received upon booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Tour occurs rain or shine, dress appropriately
- Local Expert Guide
- Private Tour
- Gratuities (optional)
In front of the church of St. Mary Abbott's at the corner of Kensington Church Street and High Street Kensington.
10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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The 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.