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The Mayflower Private Walking Tour

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There isn’t another tour that is quite like this one where we will visit some of the most historic yet less visited sites in London.  This walking tour takes places entirely along and around the South Bank of the River Thames which has two thousand years of rich if sometimes less glamerous history which makes for a fascinating tour that opens the door on this less visited part of London.From theatres to churches and cathedrals.  Palaces to prisons, hangings and slums. Voyagers of discover to engineering marvels.  Markets, smugglers and bodysnatchers to the birthplace of America.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

The newest bridge in London, connecting St Pauls Cathedral and the Tate Modern, the largest Modern Art gallery in the world. You ight recognise the bridge from Harry Potter and other shows.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

The worlds biggest Modern Art Gallery, housed in an old power station. Many of the places we will pass have been converted into new use!

Stop At: Winchester Palace, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG England

See the ruins of the once magnificent palace that miraculously survived centuries of industry and WW2.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf 1 Clink Street Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf, London SE1 9DG England

We'll visit the eerie and atmospheric site of what may have been the most horrendous prison in Britain if not the world. You don't have to use too much imagination to see how it must have been even though the area now is extremely fashionable.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Golden Hinde, St. Mary Overies Dock Cathedral Street Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE England

A replica of the famous ship of exploration, giving an insight to what these parts used to be like.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Crossbones Graveyard, Redcross Way Southwark, London England

We will visit the resting place of thousands of plague victims, criminals and 'fallen' women who were buried unceremoniously here and learn of the dreadful poverty that so inspired social reform and the writings of Charles Dickens

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Marshalsea Prison, Angel Pl, Southwark, London SE1 1YY, UK

Visit the small park that was once the location of a dreaded Debtors prison where Charles Dickens family was incarcerated.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The George, Se1 77 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NH England

See the only remaining Galleried Tavern in London, the haunt of many a famous writing. The yard in front is where the pilgrims assembled in the Canterbury Tales.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Now part of London, Southwark was once and still is its own city and here is its beautiful and often overlook Cathedral.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

The site of the world famous food market with food from around the world. There has been a market here of some sorts for at least 1,000 years and possibly since Roman times.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

The world famous London Bridge, find out why it is here at all and learn about the awful things that used to happen here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hay's Galleria, 1 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HP England

Once the worlds first covered dockyard, now a place of leisure and good-eating.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

See the old WW2 Royal Navy Cruiser, now berthed up as a tourist attraction.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: City Hall 110 The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA England

The home of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. You'll see why it has the nick name of the Armadillo.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

From the outside, we will see the old Tower of London, sat right next to the Thames.

Stop At: The Scoop, 2A More London Riverside More London, London SE1 2DB England

One of Londons very modern outdoor theatres.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

We will walk under the famous hydraulic lifting bridge, an icon of London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shad Thames, London England

Explore the streets and creeks of what was once the Venice of Drains and the site of murders and executions and all things Charles Dickens.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Edward III's Manor House, 20 Bermondsey Wall E, London SE16 4TT England

Centuries ago this was all swamp land and Kind Edward III built a hunting lodge here, the remains of which were relatively recently unearthed.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Angel, 101 Bermondsey Wall E, London SE16 4NB, UK

This old pub was a smugglers den and reaches out over the Thames where the trap doors can still be seen. Captain Cook set sail from here on his Voyages of Discovery whilst the Hanging Judge use to sit nearby to watch his sentences be carried out.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NJ, UK

This beautiful old church in what was once the village of Rotherhithe has a monument to the Pilgrim Fathers. The 'Captain' of the Mayflower is buried here and the ship was beached up on the Thames behind.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Mayflower Pub, 117 Rotherhithe St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NF, UK

Visit the famous old pub from where the crew of the Mayflower ship departed for the new world. Perhaps return here after the tour to have a great drink or pub meal.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF England

The famed Victorian Engineer Brunel built the very first under water tunnel here... the trains still use it today. At one point it could take days if not weeks for ships to dock on the Thames and this was hoped to be part of the solution.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Watchhouse Café, 69 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ, UK

This funky organic cafe is a great place to drink or grab a cheeky snack. It was once though a Watch House where dead bodies washed up on beaches of Rotherhithe were brought to protect them from thieves and body snatchers until the authorities arrived.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rotherhithe Picture Research Gallery, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ, UK

In this old industrial building amongst the warehouses is now a jewel of cinema and heritage costuming as well as having a lovely old cafe. Many period costumes are made here for television and movies and the reference library is full of photos of how this part of London used to look.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Crossbones Graveyard
  • Entry/Admission - The Marshalsea Prison
  • Entry/Admission - Borough Market
  • Entry/Admission - Hay's Galleria
  • Entry/Admission - Shad Thames
  • Entry/Admission - Edward III's Manor House
  • Entry/Admission - St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe
  • Entry/Admission - The Mayflower Pub

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Clink Prison Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Hinde
  • Entry/Admission - The George
  • Entry/Admission - Southwark Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - HMS Belfast
  • Entry/Admission - City Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - The Angel
  • Entry/Admission - The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe

Departure Point
Mansion House, 38 Cannon St, London EC4N 6JD, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We can meet you at any Central London hotel (not just those listed) and then proceed by Tube to the tour starting point.

Departure Time
9:30 AM

3 hours

Return Details
1: Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LD, UK
2: The Mayflower Pub, 117 Rotherhithe St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NF, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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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.