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Private Tour: Ultimate History of London with Local Expert

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Let's take a journey to the times of eras crossing and see the traces of the cultures long gone around you. The Roman Wall, the statue of Emperor Trajan, and the Tower of London can serve as examples.

Imagine you are Samuel Pepys walking down the London streets. Hear amazing stories of London's history. Take a stroll through the Seething Lane to find the diaries of this outstanding person.

You will visit St Dunstan's, a building, which was restored after the London's Great Fire, Guildhall that is located right beside the Roman amphitheater, and St Paul's Cathedral, the highlight of the city!

Head to York Water Gate and discover what’s left from the 17th-century palace.

• Stroll through the most significant historical sights of London
• An engaging guide knows how to liven up even the most uncomfortable weather with the London history insights.
• Get a deep dive into the most interesting facts of the capital.
• Put yourself in the shoes of Romans or the Great Fire witnesses.

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

Get to know the roots of the word “London” while exploring the Tower Hill SunDial.
The memorial commemorates the sea soldiers who gave their lives during both world wars and have no grave but the sea. The two wars brought horrible devastation and resulted in the broken lives of millions of people. Continue your tour with the Sundial by Edwin Russel and Lorne McKean. Apart from telling the time, it tells the history of the capital and its transport. Starting from the Roman city of Londinium in 43 AD up to the Thames Barrier construction from 1972 to 1982.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH England

Take a look at the Roman Wall and the Emperor Trajan statue, and find out how the Romans laid the cornerstone of the city.
Take a stroll to the north to find the Trinity House, where the General Lighthouse Authority is located. As you walking east, you will find a Roman wall, which was built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Once the biggest construction in Roman Britain it is definitely a witness of the times long gone. Take a picture with the Statue of Trajan made in the 12th century and installed there in 1980.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Seething Lane Garden, Seething Ln, Tower, London EC3N 4AT, UK

Enjoy the Samuel Pepys’s bust, be amazed by St Olave’s Church, and go through the pages of Samuel Pepys’s diary.
Known also as Pepys Garden, the park invites you to brush up the diary of the navy administrator and Member of Parliament Samuel Pepys, who fixed his eyewitnesses of the Great Plague of London, the Great Fire, and the Second Dutch War.


Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: St. Dunstan in the East, St. Dunstan's Hill, London England

This site will load up your travel palette with a mystical mood when you hear about the Blitz of WWII, get to the Wren Church, and discover the Hidden Coronation Tree planted in 1937.
Wander around the site of a ruined church built in circa 1100 and bombed out in the Blitz in 1941. Once devastated place now will show you a beautiful city park. Trees growing through the building will definitely immerse you in the mood of thinking about history as intertwined vines.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

Immerse yourself to the times of the Great Fire visiting a memorial tablet by the Thomas Farriner’s Bakery, which was a starting point of the fire.
The Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and constructed in 1671-1677, commemorating the Great Fire of London near the spot, where it started. Here you hear the story about how medieval London went down in flames, leaving about 80,000 inhabitants without their homes.


Duration: 20 minutes

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

Your enthusiastic guide will lead you to the medieval Guildhall, which houses most of the City’s administration units.
Get to know the building, which has been a London powerhouse since the 12th century. Feel the atmosphere of the heart of the city, admiring the Gothic grandeur of the Guildhall, and enjoy a new portion of interesting stories, which will feed your mind and impress you.


Duration: 15 minutes

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

Be awed by this majestic cathedral and be captivated by the history of its survival in the Blitz.
A unique Anglican cathedral constructed in 1679 is one of the most famous sights of London. Being an architectural masterpiece, it also offers you an adventure of the historical events it witnessed. You will have an unforgettable experience of exploring the second-largest church building in the United Kingdom.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: York Watergate, Watergate Walk, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6DU England

Finish your historical trip with the relics of York House, a former palace, and hear the story about how the Victorians managed to rescue the city.
This is a finishing touch of your historic tour by London. The Watergate marks the original course of the Thames before the Embankment was constructed in the 19th century. Hear the fascinating story about the former palace. The York House Watergate allows you to imagine, how far the bank of the Thames was back then.


Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Multiple start times available
  • Must see and off the beaten path
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photoshoot


Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Duration
3 hours

Return Details
York Watergate, Watergate Walk, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6DU, UK


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