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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 3 days ago
Free Walking Tour

Had a brilliant time in London last week. I was traveling alone in the UK so getting to see London was a must. The free walking tour I went on was brilliant, a great way to see most of the key landmarks in London in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Top-notch tour with Michelle from Argentina!

My parents came over to London for the first time to visit me and I was confident that Sandemans was a safe bet when it came to show them the main spots in the city. I had already done other Sandemans tours in Amsterdam and...More

Thank lucmolmar
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and entertaining tour

I've always been pleased with Sandman's free walking tours, and London was no exception. Our tour guide, Charlotte, showed us the sights and gave us great information in a fun and memorable way. Highly recommend!

Thank RachIsrael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great and fun host

I was couple a weeks ago in London, find out about this way of visiting the city and really enjoyed Angus way of introducing the city. Fun, infomrative and really friendly way of doing tourist walk.

Thank Katarina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour with Maria de Zaragoza!

We’ve done multiple walking tours in many cities throughout Europe and this has been one of the best ones we’ve have ever had! Maria’s style strikes the right balance between being informative and entertaining (without being over the top). She is knowledgeable, caring, and very...More

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I think it really depends on the luck of the draw with the group you end up with. If it’s more people that The guide senses wish to go a bit slower, you will be ok. On my group, we were moving at a steady pace between... More
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