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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$ 18.58
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Tour with English GuideMost Popular
Tour departing at 3:30pm with an English-speaking guide
US$ 18.58
Tour with Spanish Guide
Tour departing at 3:30pm with a Spanish-speaking guide
US$ 18.58
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.
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank Mbl05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice, interesnting and compelling

We took the tour with Charlotte, who was extremely professional, funny and full of details. The spots were really wonderful and quite interesting. Complete information and very nice company. Higly reccommendable.

Thank mliporac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour - Book!!

This was a very well organized tour from booking to the finish. Our tour guide was a high school history teacher who spends his summer months educating eager tourists on the history of London. He was engaging, intelligent and enthusiastic. It was a particularly large...More

1  Thank family0f4ny
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Response from dpsmyth | Reviewed this property |
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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