Guided tour

London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

Activity provider: explorabilia

London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

Activity provider: explorabilia

From US$ 33.97 per person

Travel back in time to the year of London's Great Exhibition of 1851 on a guided walking tour. Retrace the story of this monumental event as well as a day in the life of Victorian Londoners.

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Duration 2 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • Retrace the story of London's Great Exhibition with a local guide
  • Explore Wellington Arch and get a birds eye view of London
  • Walk through Hyde Park and the former site of the Great Exhibition
  • Cross Pall Mall and discover the history of Victorian Gentlemen's Clubs
  • See the magnificent Albert Memorial, a symbol of the Victorian era
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Explore the event of the Great Exhibition of 1851 during a walking tour in London, accompanied by a guide. Learn the story that was the showcase for British pride and industrial wealth, Admire Albert Memorial, and get a breathtaking birds-eye view of the city from the Wellington Arch.

Begin with a stroll through the former site of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Hear stories of the exhibits, characters, and the Victorian technological marvels that were on display. Make your way towards Buckingham Palace to learn about the politics, class, social mores, and urbanism of Victorian times. Paint a mental picture of London as the much different city it was, at the center of a much different world by stripping your surroundings from the sensory stimuli of modern times. Then, enter the famous Wellington Arch and view London from above, while listening to stories of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, one of the most revered (and often hated) Victorians. Move on to London’s famous Clubland along Pall Mall, where you’ll discover the history of the Gentlemen’s Clubs while catching a glimpse of the opulence and magnificence of the remaining clubs.

  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Wellington Arch

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    Meeting point

    Meet the guide at Kensington Gardens in front of the Albert Memorial

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    Product ID: 413850