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City of London historical walking tour! - Private tour!

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Discover the heart of the Old City of London!

Shaped by the scars left by war, plague and the Great Fire of London. Understand London through fascinating stories of the history of our one-square-mile financial district, home to Roman remains, historical figures.

Walk from the Tower of London to St Paul's Cathedral and Temple Church, home of the Knights of the Templar. Uncovering the history of the Anglo-Saxon's, the Romans, and the British Monarchy. Hear gruesome stories of life in Medieval London, explore dark alley ways and learn the stories of demon barbers, eccentric writers and unfaithful lovers.

Sites seen include the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, the Monument to the Great Fire of London, Leadenhall Market, St Paul's cathedral, the Roman Wall, Guildhall, the Royal Exchange, the Bank of England, Mansion House, Fleet Street, the home of Samuel Johnson, the Inns of Court, Temple Bar, the Royal Courts of Justice and Temple Church.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your professional guide will introduce you to the history of this fascinating building and it's famous residents.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Learn all about this stunning bridge, a real landmark of London and often mistakenly called London bridge! Your guide will uncover its secrets and show you the real London bridge..

Duration: 2 minutes

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

Explore the ruins of this beautiful church, bombed out in the second world war and now turned into a park

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Learn all about the fire of 1666 which destroyed so much of London. Find out why we blamed the pope and who was really to blame...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR England

Explore this beautiful market and one of the oldest in London dating from the 14th century, more recently in Harry Potter!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Exchange Building London, Threadneddle St Mansion House, London England

Discover how the City became the financial capital it is today at the building of the former Royal Exchange.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bank of England Museum, 1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 8AH England

Hear tales of break-ins to what is the world's second largest gold reserve, the Bank of England.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England

Walk along the home of journalism whilst your guide points out all the sights hidden above your eye-line, below you feet, and down small side alleys.. Including some of London's best pubs!

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Christopher Wren's masterpiece, the huge cathedral which dominants the skyline of the city. Discover all the secrets of how it came into being and who is buried inside.
(Please note we explore the building from outside and do not enter as a separate ticket and queue system operates for the church)

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU, UK

One of my favourite pubs, and a contender for the oldest pub in London! Also a haunt of many writers and reporters in days gone by. Your guide will explain its history and quirks!

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Inner Temple Temple, London EC4Y 7HL England

The famous inns of court, taking their name from the knights of the Templar who had their headquarters here. A beautiful patch of historic land to be explored away from the hustle and bustle of Fleet Street.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Temple Church, The Temple King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB England

The home of the Knights of the Templar, the order of monks whose persecution and disillusion has led to so many conspiracy theories, secret societies and block-buster movies!

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Temple Bar Memorial, Fleet Street The Strand, London England

Marking the entry and exit to the City of London! Your guide can explain the symbolism on the memorial and uncover the dark secrets behind the City and its independence from the rest of England...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL England

Stunning church-like structure but actually our largest divorce court! Uncover the legal side of the city of London on the steps of this iconic building.

Duration: 2 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We have masks available should you wish to wear them. We also have hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes. Guides will wear masks and will ensure social distancing is possible at all locations visited. This is an outdoor tour.
Inclusions
  • Professional private guide just for your group
  • English speaking guide


Exclusions
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
Tower Hill, London, UK


Departure Time
10:00 AM

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, UK


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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.