Guided tour

City of London: Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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City of London: Walking Tour

From $19.47 per person

Travel back in time to the original square mile of London, nowadays one of the world’s foremost financial districts. Explore the Old Town – or "The City" to locals - and learn about some of the most important events in British history.

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  • Discover the original square mile of London in The City
  • See Wren's iconic St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Hear stories of the blitz, great fire, and plague
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Be transported back to the origins of London on a walking tour of the Old City and discover the original square mile that was founded by the Romans. Known to Londoners as "The City," it has seen some of the most important events in British history and is home to some of London’s oldest buildings. See sights such as Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The Tower of London, and Mansion House, depending on the option chosen. Wander the maze of small streets, church courtyards, and river walkways that make up the old town, and hear about a history that stretches back almost 2,000 years. Look out for modern landmarks such as the pedestrian Millenium Bridge, London Stock Exchange, and the Tate Modern Art Gallery - famously found in a renovated power station. Listen to stories of how London survived the Blitz and how the financial district became so important.
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      At the corner of the Covent Garden Piazza by the Apple store. You guide will have a red t-shirt and red umbrella.

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      4.7 /5

      based on 84 reviews

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      The London Old City Walking Tour was wonderful! Our guide, "little" Ben, was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and fun. He made the tour special. I would certainly go on another tour with the same guide, and would definitely look for more tours from the same company. (We were also lucky to have perfect weather, which was a plus!)

      September 16, 2019

      A very educational powerwalk through London Old City

      After having joined a fantastisk Jack the Ripper tour last year, we wanted to try out another guided walking tour. We were NOT disappointed and enjoyed a very educational 2.5-hour tour through London Old City with an enthusiastic, good-humoured, well-informed and fast walking Angus. We learned something new about the fantastic City of London, and inspite of grey and rainy it was a great tour. However do not join if you cannot walk fast. ;)

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      August 18, 2015

      We were blessed with a perfect day weather-wise and had a very interesting tour with JP. It would have been helpful if we had known beforehand that it would end at the Tower of London, though, especially with the Tubes being affected by engineering works. Otherwise my American friends thoroughly enjoyed it, and said it wasjust what they had been looking to do!

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      November 1, 2010

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