Guided tour

London: Old City Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

London: Old City Walking Tour

From US$ 18.53 per person

Travel back in time to the original square mile of London, nestled beside the River Thames. Explore the Old Town – or "The City" to locals - and learn about some of the most important events in British history as you see some of London’s oldest buildings.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the original square mile of London in The City
  • See Wren's iconic St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Cross the "wobbly" Millennium Bridge
  • Go to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
  • Hear stories of the blitz, great fire, and plague
  • Pass the Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe on the banks of the River Thames
Full description
Travel back to the origins of London on this 3-hour walking tour and discover the original square mile that nestled beside the River Thames. 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. As you tour, you will pass Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The Tower of London, and Mansion House. Wander through the maze of small streets, church courtyards, and river walkways that make up the old town, and breathe life into a history that stretches back almost 2,000 years. You will also see some of the modern sights, such as the pedestrian Millennium Bridge – also known as the “Wobbly Bridge” – leading from St. Paul’s to the fantastic Tate Modern Art Gallery set in a renovated power station. You will stroll alongside the River Thames to see HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, hear stories of how London survived the blitz during World War 2, and visit the Church of the Knights Templar, of Da Vinci Code fame.
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  • Tour
  • Local guide
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 13 years old go free of charge
  • This tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours but it is subject to change depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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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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