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Itinerary
The tour begins in Covent Garden, a popular market that was once London’s most active red-light district. Your guide will lead you down cobbled alleyways as you learn about the city’s colorful past. Head toward the Strand and Fleet Street, where Britain’s national newspapers were once produced.

You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt after the Great Fire, and hear about the catastrophes that reshaped London’s history, including a plague that wiped out a third of the city. Revisit the cathedral’s famous events, like the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The walk through London’s oldest district includes a stop at the ancient Roman temple of Mithras.

The tour concludes with a peek at the Tower of London, an 11th century prison. Listen to the grim tales of the tower’s prisoners, including Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, who was beheaded there in 1536.
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SANDEMANs NEW Europe - London
St. Paul's Cathedral
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Overview
A cutting-edge metropolis, London also stays true to its traditions. On this exclusive walking tour of the Old City, leave the navigation to someone else as you hear entertaining commentary and enriching history lessons. Visit must-see landmarks like Covent Garden and St. Paul’s Cathedral hearing about each spot along the way. From ancient Roman temples to medieval execution sites, learn about the people and events that shaped the famous city.
Highlights
  • A fun and informative excursion through London’s Old City
  • Discover scenic walking routes to historical sites
  • Stroll through London’s oldest district
  • Learn about the city’s deadly past, from the Great Fire to the plague
  • Hear tales about the Tower of London
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Old city tour London

We did the old city tour with Maria and it was absolutely amazing, we learned a lot about the city and the history of London. Maria let me tell you are the best! Highly recommended 🙌

Thank Verosoy
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour with Maria!

We totally recommend the Old City walking tour! We learned a lot about the history of London and went to many of the most important places of the city. Maria was great, she knew a lot and she made it very interesting and fun. This...More

Thank Natalia E
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to see the old city.

We went with Rob and I would recommend to anyone that they try this guided walk. We stopped at things I had walked past two or three times and had the importance pointed out. His knowledge and anecdotes of places like The Temple Bar, the...More

Thank Maps815027
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Free Tour!

Went on the free walking tour as soon as we landed in London. Jake, our tour guide was excellent! He was super knowledgeable about the city and its history. Great way to start the trip and get oriented with the city. A must-do in London!

Thank Karissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great free walking tour and best tour guide - BIG Ben!!!

had the free walking tour with my family (hope this is the right one). Our tour guide's name was Ben, and he was fantastic! Always open to questions and answered them honestly. Learned a lot and saw the best parts of London. Would recommend!

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It was around three hours.
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There is no age. Overall they are quite slow and the guide will make sure you can follow. Just let the guide know that you rather go slower if thats the case, so s/he can keep an eye on you around the busy areas. Bear in... More
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