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London Old City Walking Tour

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Immerse yourself in legend and grandeur on a walking tour through London. On this fun and informative excursion, explore the warren of streets that make up London's Old City to visit sites like Covent Garden, St. Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge, as well as infamous locations such as the Tower of London—where many enemies of the crown met their deaths. Explore this cutting-edge metropolis that remains a landmark of tradition.
  • Walking tour of historical London, led by an expert guide
  • See showstopper sights including St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London
  • Stroll along some of the city’s most famous streets including the Strand and Fleet Street
  • Learn about the city’s long, illustrious past from an expert guide
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Departure Point

Apple Covent Garden, No. 1, 7 The Piazza, West End, London WC2E 8HB, UK

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Return Details

Tower Of London (Stop TH), St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DX, UK
In the afternoon, meet your guide in central London and set off on an entertaining walking tour of Old City. Begin with a short history of Covent Garden, a colorful area that was once London’s most active red-light district. Then stroll along cobbled alleyways as you hear the stories of Old London, passing famed London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Continue on to St. Paul’s Cathedral, London’s highest point for much of the city's long history. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of London, St. Paul's has hosted many national events including the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. As you stroll through London's oldest district, learn more about catastrophic events like the Great Fire that reshaped the city and the plague that killed a third of London’s population. Stop at Mansion Beach and the Bank of England museum for a deeper look at London's history.

Conclude your tour with a stop at the Tower of London. Learn how this 11th-century stronghold of William the Conqueror became a palace, prison, and gruesome execution place, and hear tales of prisoners like Anne Boleyn—Henry VIII's unfortunate second wife—who met her end there in 1536.

Your tour ends at the Tower in the evening. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Covent Garden
Meet your guide in Covent Garden and travel through time to the original London, a mere square mile nestled beside the river Thames.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Walk by Monument Station and see the Monument to the Great Fire of London, which commemorates the Great Fire that took place on 1666.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
London Bridge
While you walk by the bridge, learn how the Old City has seen some of the most important events in British history.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tower Bridge
No visit to London is complete without photographing the majestic Tower Bridge. Snap some shots, while your guide drives you through the history and architecture of the Tower.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Paul's Cathedral
See St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most beautiful landmarks in London. Learn about the Cathedral's history and enjoy the beauty of its architecture. Your expert guide will tell you stories of the Old City, stretching back almost two thousand years.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bank of England Museum
Take in the sights of the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange and Covent Garden, the Church of the Knights Templar and much more!
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tower of London
As you walk to the Tower of London, you'll explore the maze of small streets, church courtyards, and river walkways that make up the old town.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome on this tour for free.
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London Old City Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by London Old City Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during London Old City Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by London Old City Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during London Old City Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by London Old City Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "There is a lot of walking involved so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and always bring an umbrella for just in case it rains." See review
  • "The tour covers a lot, 3 hours so be prepared w comfortable shoes and multiple layers to adjust to climate !" See review

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Excellent
Phil_H
, Aug 2020
Excellent engaging guide lots of interesting stuff. I’m a Londoner, so not only Interesting for tourists
star-5
A must
Amber_C
, Mar 2020
Terrific! Peter was so enthusiastic, kind and knowledgeable about the city, its history and stories. Our walking tour was perhaps the highlight of our visit to London. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting who wants to learn about more about the city than just exploring on one’s own can give — and who wants to have good fun while doing it.
star-5
Learned so much!
McKeown
, Mar 2020
Luke was great from the start, very informative and knowledgeable ! The tour covers a lot, 3 hours so be prepared w comfortable shoes and multiple layers to adjust to climate ! I would definitely recommend this tour of the City of London as we learned so much
star-5
Enthusiastic tour guide
beverlyl_c
, Mar 2020
Great way to learn about London. Jamie was very knowledgeable and kept our interest even though it was a big group.
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Walking tour
Kevin V
, Nov 2019
Jamie was an excellent guide through the City. Wonderful talking and educational points during a nearly 3 hour tour. Highly recommended!
star-5
Amazing!
johndD8078AG
, Oct 2019
I would give our tour guide Ben 100 stars if I could! He was engaging, informative and funny. This tour helped you understand the history and politics of London in an interesting way. Good starter tour!
star-4
Full of sights and information
Cherisse J
, Aug 2019
Great area coverage, views and insights. Guide was knowledgeable and professional. Pace was more speed walking then walking, older folks struggled to keep up and it ended 30 minutes sooner then stated when tickets were purchased. Learned and saw quite a bit. Would definitely recommend but without the speed walking for the older/slower folks.
star-5
Should be on your "not to be missed" list
PamV45
, Jul 2019
A wonderful your packed with iinteresting history info. Our guide was very well-versed & entertaining for the entire 3+ hour tour. A great value - definitely out on your list of things not to miss when in London.
star-5
Fun and informative tour
Roving566624
, Jun 2019
Our leader, Ivo, was fantastic. He was funny, knowledgeable, and patient. We learned a great deal about the old city.
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London Old City Walking Tour
NorthStar26406834614
, Apr 2019
The tour Guide was terrible. His explanations were non comprehensible. He was rude, his walking pace was like being in race, asking him to walk at a slower pace went into deaf ear. It was NOT a pleasure. He wasted our time. We wasted all that energy just to catch up to his pace. It was an absolute waste of Money.

Product code: 6785LONOLDC01

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