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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.
  • 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
What to Expect
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. See London Bridge and Tower Bridge on your way. 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. Stop at Mansion Beach and the Bank of England museum for a deeper look at London's history. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Apple Covent Garden, No. 1, 7 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8HB, UK
Departure Time
3:30 PM
Return Details
Tower Of London (Stop TH), St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DX, UK
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome on this tour for free.
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very knowledgeable guide, so this was the highlight of the trip. Can be recommended to everyone interested in the history of London city
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Jake was really awesome. Funny and smart local guide who took us through all the main sites. He also answered all questions and made sure he kept everyone with him and no one was left behind. He also offered deeper insights and analysis on the sights which was really helpful
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The 3 hour walking tour with Jake was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable and a very entertaining storyteller. He not only conveyed the historical facts and figures (which can sometimes be dry and boring) but he brought color and vibrancy to the discussion. I'd highly
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Peter was great, had a lot of fun! He really showed us a lot of city that we would not of seen otherwise!
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1st fuss about meeting point for booked tour 2nd then showed up well before time for public tour the next day. Group of 7 friends: not possible (said the female guide), put on waitung list (said the male guide), finally not taken (said the female guide again). What a shame! I
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Response from SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at London Old City Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello 5420am, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for choosing us in London. We really appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect. We believe that you are referring to the Free Tour and not the Old City Tour (which is a select tour that requires previous payment). Please note that pre-booking gives you priority onto the tour over guests with no reservation in the rare case a tour is oversubscribed and saves you from waiting in line upon presenting yourself before the tour to a SANDEMANs NEW Europe employee. However, if you don't have a pre-booking and the tour is fully booked, I am afraid that unless some of the bookings don't show up for the tour, unfortunately, we will not be able to allocate you and your group, and is clearly outlined in our Terms and Conditions. We are truly sorry that you were not able to join the tour and hope that you still had a wonderful time in London. Thank you once more for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we hope to see you soon on other tours! All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
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