Guided tour

The History of London Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London

The History of London Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London

From US$ 90.97 per person

To understand London, you first need to understand its history. The expert guides will lift the veil on the city’s secrets as you walk past some of the most iconic places in central London during this 2.5 hour walking tour.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Italian, French, English, Chinese, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Marvel at the sights
  • Learn about London's history
  • Go to London's most famous buildings
Full description
Learn about Chaucer at Westminster Abbey and bump into the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. This small group tour will pass through the lush green parks, bustling crowds, and manicured squares that make up this fascinating urban landscape. Discuss Big Ben at the House of Parliament and pass through the famed Trafalgar Square. Your guides will share stories about monarchs and leaders, like Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, while also taking advantage of your local guide, who will be more than willing to share their favorite addresses as you explore together. And yes, they can even tell you where to go for a pint and some fish and chips – there’s some history to learn there as well! Highlights Generally Include: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, 10 Downing St, Home of British Prime Minister,Westminster Abbey, St James's Park, Churchill’s war cabinet bunker
  • Private and semi-private tour
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Available Daily
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring valid photo ID
  •  Tours for wheelchair users are available on request
  • Please note that the tour does not enter the sites visited
  • This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
  • For semi-private tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum number is not met)
Customer reviews

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Absolutely fantastic tour with Becky. She was incredibly knowledgable even when compared to my boyfriend who is very strong on his history. Would highly, highly recommend and we are already considering a second tour of a different location. Thank so much Becky!

April 3, 2022

Our guide Becky was outstanding. She is a walking encyclopedia of London. Her explanations and historical knowledge brought the city to life. It was a cold and rainy November day but we didn’t even notice because she was so engaging. A must do tour!

November 22, 2022

Product ID: 74168