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London Old City Walking Tour

  • A fun and informative excursion through London’s Old City
  • Discover scenic walking routes to historical sites
  • Stroll through London’s oldest district
London Old City Walking Tour
From US$ 18.59
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Tour departing at 3:30pm with an English-speaking guide
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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.
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. 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.
Reviews (459)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
London Free Walking Tour and Old City Tour

We did the Free Walking tour first and enjoyed it so much we immediately signed up for the Old City tour. Our tour guide for both was Jamie who did a wonderful job of not just showing us the sights but also explained the significance...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time seeing London with Charlotte

I had two days in London so I did this tour, Tower of London, and walked the Thames- I definitely felt like I saw a lot of the city! The tour covers a number of big attractions, is about 2.5-3 hours long, and Charlotte is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick the Incredible

We had a fabulous time. Patrick is really savvy about history. He told us a lot of amazing facts and funny stories and shared some secrets of London. He is incredibly enthusiastic and inspiring. Our Old City tour was the best we have ever had.

1  Thank NorthStar26905013315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob was Brilliant!

We did this tour on a whim, not knowing much about Sandemans tours and so glad we did, it was a highlight of our trip to London. We had Rob as our guide, enjoyed the Old City tour so much, we booked a 2nd tour...More

Thank denverdad22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Ben is the best!

Highly recommend this tour, and especially Ben! He provides lots of interesting details to go along with the fantastic sights. He is passionate and a knowledgeable history buff! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it had our favorite view in London! Cannot say enough good...More

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Response from RachIsrael | Reviewed this property |
It was around three hours.
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Response from Ane A | Reviewed this property |
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