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Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour

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    Stop At: Whittington Park, Holloway Road Below the Overground Station, London N19 4RS England

    This secret garden is dedicated to one of the most famous Lord Mayors of London who amongst other things built the nearby church.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Dunstan in the East, St. Dunstan's Hill, London England

    Visit the most beautiful ruin in the old City of London.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: All Hallows By The Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ England

    See the oldest archway in London and walk on an old Roman pavement (sidewalk) many feet beneath modern London.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St Olave's Church, 8 Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB England

    This historic church and garden has been through Great Fires, Plagues, World Wars and as such as some incredible history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Garden at 120, 120 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 5AL England

    Visit London's newest sky garden which offers a fantastic view of where we have been and where we will be going. The garden has a capacity of 207 people so it is possible that on rare occasions we cannot get in. So far so good though!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St Mary Aldermanbury Garden, 1 Love Lane, London EC2V 7JN England

    This little garden has strong associations to William Shakespeare and even Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Lawrence Jewry Vicarage Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA England

    This little space in the heart of the old Jewish district of London and almost entirely rebuilt after WW2.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Churchyard of Saint John Zachary, 25 Gresham St, London EC2V 7HN, UK

    This sunken garden has a history both ancient and the merely old.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

    This well hidden garden is also a plague pit!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden, EC1, King Edward St, London EC1A 7BA, UK

    See the memorial garden to The Blitz and WW2.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Postman's Park, King Edward Street, EC1, London England

    Visit this beautiful but rarely visited park with its touching memorial to everyday heroes.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2 7HH England

    Right in the middle of London we will stand on top of the old Roman amphitheatre

    Duration: 5 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St. Paul's Station (Stop SP), London EC1A 7AW, UK

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at any Central London hotel (not just those listed) and then go by tube to the starting point at St Pauls.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Private tour
    • Tour escort/host
    • Entry/Admission - Whittington Park
    • Entry/Admission - St. Dunstan in the East
    • Entry/Admission - All Hallows By The Tower
    • Entry/Admission - St Mary Aldermanbury Garden
    • Entry/Admission - St. Lawrence Jewry
    • Entry/Admission - Churchyard of Saint John Zachary
    • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
    • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Postman's Park
    • Entry/Admission - Guildhall
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a fantastic Tour! Stephen has a wealth of knowledge to be shared and his light fun demenor is an absolute joy. I learned more than I thought and saw many beautiful gardens. I would recommend this tour if you really want to see London in a much deeper more personal way.
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    Response from Stephen L, Owner at Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour Heather, it was fantastic to meet you too. We didn't see another tourist (and barely a local) for the whole tour. Everything was very autumnal wasn't it? Thank-you for your kind review. Hope to see you again one day.
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    We had about four delightful hours touring Wren churches, ruined churches, and other surprising pockets of the City of London, with a guide -- Kevin -- so in love with his topic that no question was too trivial or obscure for his interest. He was very sensitive to what we
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    Response from Stephen L, Owner at Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thanks so much for your great review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed this peek into real old London with Kevin. So many people visit London and just see the same handful of very famous and beautiful places but with over 600 square miles, there is so much more to see. As Dr Johnson put it "Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists." We hope this tour does just that!
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    We had an amazing morning with Stephen, who is a fount of knowledge. We explored so many wonderful sites that we would never have found without him. Whether you are interested in history, gardens, or just some peace in the bustle of London take this tour. We cannot recommend
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    Response from Stephen L, Owner at Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thankyou for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour. When I created it a few years ago, I never dreamt that anyone else but myself would be interested but it turns out that everyone seems to love it. I’m always amazed at how peaceful the streets are and how quiet the little gardens are, hidden down narrow alleys amongst all the skyscrapers and the general bustle of London. Thank you again so much, I really appreciate your review.
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    I am a management consultant. My days are long and because of it, my mind has reached a point where I need to take a few days of convalescence to renew. Today was my first day of my time off and I celebrated by taking this tour. It was the best possible way to begin my PTO. My
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    Response from Stephen L, Owner at Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you ever so much for your wonderful tour which we truly appreciate. Kevin was over the moon to hear that you enjoyed your ‘Secret Gardens’ walk. It’s such a special tour and it always changes through the seasons too. I always think it is amazing there is such quiet history and beautiful gardens right in the middle of London and yet few.seem to know about them. Kevin is a fantastic guide and real gentleman so I’m sure you had a good time. Thank you again for your review and booking with Ye Olde England Tours.
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    This was a great tour around London where we got to experience everything close up and personal, which was amazing. Kevin was a fabulous guide, a true history expert with so much extra tidbit information about everything! He is such a pleasure! Thank you Kevin!!!
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    Response from Stephen L, Owner at Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London Private Tour
    Responded 4 Apr 2019
    We're really glad that you enjoyed this very special tour. I think it may well be my favourite one out of all the tours we do. It's fun to find these secret places with so much history all surrounded by modern London. Thank-you for your kind review.
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