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London: Historic City Walking Tour

1. London: Historic City Walking Tour

Explore the City of London, visit the borough of Southwark and discover over 2000 years of British history and culture on one of the best London walking tours. On this London walking tour you’ll make your way through the historic City of London where you'll discover the history of St Paul’s Cathedral, walk across the iconic Tower Bridge and get up close of the Tower of London to learn about Beefeaters, Ravens and the Crown Jewels! You’ll stand in the centre of financial power at Bank and discover the glorious Bank of England, the home of traders, merchants and luxury at the Royal Exchange and the powers of the Lord Mayor at Mansion House. Along the way you'll visit the most beautiful market in London at Leadenhall Market and learn the true story of one of the most devastating events in London at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. On this London walking tour you'll also make your way to the borough of Southwark where you’ll visit some additional bonus stops that each contribute London's historic story including the famous London Bridge, the food-lovers heaven that is Borough Market as well as the UK's tallest skyscraper The Shard and the iconic warship that is HMS Belfast located on the River Thames. The City of London is the oldest part of London and no other London walking tour will make you more appreciative of the incredible and fascinating history of the city.

Roman London Walking Tour

2. Roman London Walking Tour

Much of Roman London is now 23 feet or 7 metres underground but if you know where to look then you can still see Roman structures today and what makes it especially incredible is that they just about survived 2000 years of construction, great fires, bombs and wars. This walking tour takes you away from the mainstream tourist sights of the West End into the original Londinium or the City of London as it is today. You will visit the sites of the old Roman Baths in London and see some of the most impressive sections of the old Roman city wall which used to span the entire city along with the ruins of an old Roman fort. The tour also takes you underground into a crypt with the flooring of a Roman house and a ‘re-laid’ Roman pavement or sidewalk. Where possible you will visit the famed Temple of Mithras, the Persian god of heavenly light which was discovered in the 20th century before being moved to a new location.  It has now been painstakingly put back in place and restored but underneath a 21st century office tower. You will visit the site of the largest Roman building north of the Alps, the famous London Stone and the remains of the London amphitheater where 7000 people used to watch the events unfold in the arena. They might not be the most complete Roman buildings in the world but they provide a fascinating insight on the very earliest history of modern London and get to see places that even most locals never get to explore.

London: History and Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

3. London: History and Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

From monuments of the British Empire to top-class contemporary architecture, London is a multicultural metropolis with plenty of interesting stories to tell. Join our Local Guide on the streets of the historic City Center to see must-see sights and hidden gems of London. The 2-hour walking tour is a perfect introduction to London’s history and heritage, including the royal family, British politics, WWII, and even local folklore. For example, do you know what the City of London Corporation is? Have you ever wondered if people still live in the Tower of London? And what's the difference between Tower Bridge and London Bridge? Your guide will answer all of these questions, share interesting facts, and help you find the best spots for taking pictures. Admire the scenic Thames river and see notable landmarks such as the Monument to the Great Fire, Mansion House, and the Bank of England. As this is a private tour, you will have the full attention of your private guide so you can even ask about the best entertainment venues, restaurants and pubs to visit in town. Join the 3-hour tour to add a visit to the oldest church in the City of London to the itinerary. All Hallows By The Tower houses over 1,300 years of history under its roof, including strong connections to London's elite. This tour will show you more city highlights along with immersive commentary on the local history, government institutions, big corporations, and impressive skyscrapers, such as the iconic Sky Garden. Choose the 4-hour tour to also see the Blackfriars district and visit St Paul’s Cathedral. Your private guide will show you the amazing details of its exterior and interior architecture, which was inspired by the world’s greatest St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Admire its stunning altars, frescoes, and paintings, including the quiet Whispers Gallery and other galleries. Then, climb up the Cathedral’s magnificent dome to see the phenomenal views of the Thames and the London skyline, something you won't want to miss. The 7-hour option is the most comprehensive tour of central London. The extended walking tour will take you past Two Temple Place, King’s College London, and Somerset House to the bustling Trafalgar Square, home to the famous National Gallery, fountains, and monuments. See the highlights of the City of Westminster, such as 10 Downing Street, the Parliament building, and its iconic Big Ben. Admire the scenic panorama over the Thames River, with the landmark London Eye and a forest of modern skyscrapers. The main attraction of this extended tour will be a visit inside Westminster Abbey, a historic church where Queen Elizabeth II and other British royals since 1066 have been crowned. Skip-the-line tickets are included so you won't have to waste time buying tickets on-site.

Greenwich Museums and River Cruise with Italian Guide

4. Greenwich Museums and River Cruise with Italian Guide

Get panoramic views of London's famous landmarks on board a clipper boat as you make your way down the River Thames to Greenwich. Pass the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. See the Cutty Sark clipper ship on arrival in Greenwich with the help of an Italian-speaking guide. Visit the 15th-century royal palace and historical Naval College complex to admire the Baroque architecture and magnificent gardens of the Royal Borough. Look inside the Painted Hall and Church of the Navy. Hear about the naval exploits of the British Empire and how Greenwich became the most important cargo terminal in England. Go to the National Maritime Museum, and see a wonderful collection of maritime paintings in the Queen's House. Walk through Greenwich Park to the Astronomical Observatory, stand on the Meridian Line, and touch one of the oldest things in the world. End in Greenwich Market, where you can enjoy lunch or catch the Docklands Light Railway back to central London.

London: Tower of London Skip-the-line Entry and Guided Tour

5. London: Tower of London Skip-the-line Entry and Guided Tour

"Join this original tour of the Tower of London to discover the secrets of the British royal family and their historic fortress on the north bank of the River Thames. Explore its nooks and crannies with skip-the-line tickets and a Private Guide who is a master storyteller. Discover the best-kept secrets of Tudor-era England! During the 2-hour tour you will visit one of London’s top attractions - the Tower of London. This former fortress, prison and royal palace of the British monarchs is a World Heritage Site with historical and cultural significance. Admire its powerful structure from the outside and step inside the royal residence with an Expert Guide to discover the secrets hidden within its wall. Hear stories about the tower’s former inhabitants, including William the Conqueror and Henry VI. Take a guided tour of the magnificent White Tower and its royal treasury, where the Crown Jewels and the two biggest diamonds in the world are safely housed. Explore also the dungeons and prison cells where notable figures, such as Henry VIII’s wife Anne Boleyn, were imprisoned and executed. The stories of tragedy and death at the Tower will give you chills! Choose the 3,5-hour option to enjoy skip-the-line tickets and private car transfers to the Tower of London. We will organize a round-trip transfer from your London accommodation with a pickup and drop-off by a private driver in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle. Book in advance to save time and effort! The 4-hour option includes a visit to the Tower of London and a walking tour of the London City Center. Immerse yourself in the city’s history and urban legends, and see highlights such as the Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the epic skyline of London over the River Thames. Discover the remains of the ancient Roman wall ruins and the Monument to the Great Fire of London. Step inside the presidential wedding chapel All Hallows by the Tower, which is believed to be the oldest church in London. See also the elegant Mansion House and the city’s Baroque pearl - the Cathedral of St Paul. The 5,5-hour option includes a private transfer, skip-the-line tickets to the Tower of London, and a walking tour of the City of London. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with a Licensed Driver and a private car available for your pickup and drop-off. Take advantage of a reliable private transport option to avoid getting lost or using overcrowded public transport."

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What people are saying about Mansion House

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4.6 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Guida molto preparata e simpatica.

nice guide and very prepared.Tour in Italian with detailed and precise explanations of everything that was encountered during the ride

Very interesting and a lot of things I never expected to see! Stephen was a Great Guide and we had a really good Time.