Walking Tour of Old London
Discover the hidden secrets of London's past on a private walking tour
3 Hour Private Walking Tour
Private guide (using public transport)
Flexibility on the day
Be guided through London's hidden passages
Your private guide will take you on a journey through time, discovering the Roman period's hidden archaeology sites and lesser-known medieval gems. Stroll through streets with ultra-modern eco-friendly offices, Victorian townhouses and Roman Walls – Old London is a remarkable place.
Go-inside The Temple Church, the last resting place of the Knights Templar, Go below ground and see London's Roman Amphitheatre and visit the preserved remains of The Temple of Mithras'. Go-inside Sir Christopher Wrens masterpiece, St. Stephen Walbrook (subject to unscheduled closures).
Your private guide will help you continue your day by helping with access to St. Pauls Cathedral, for example, or helping reserve a table for lunch or dinner.
Knights, Romans and Secret Temples
Discover London's layers of history
Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel; They will check you have everything you need before you depart.
Your guide will help get a taxi or tube train to the beginning of the walking tour route. Our guides will engage and help with any aspect of your vacation, particularly the remaining part of the day. We are here to make sure your trip to London is the best it can be.
- See London's Roman Amphitheatre
- See the tombs of the Knights Templar
- Go below ground and view the Temple of Mithras
The Inns of Court
Your guide will take you into the labyrinth of courtyards and gardens of the Inns of Court. The neighbourhood was once the Knights Templar's fortified headquarters, now London's legal district. Go-inside, the Temple Church, see the tombs of the knights and hear the tale of their contribution to our modern democracy. The mysterious and famously courageous warriors of the past specialised in protecting pilgrims en-route to the Holy Land, probably the most dangerous undertaking of any would-be pilgrim.
Scuttle your way through the backstreets off Fleet Street, go-inside the "Twinings" tea-shop, stop at Dr Johnson's House and peek inside an old pub or two. City churches increase in number, but none are more impressive than St. Paul's Cathedral, one of Europe's great architectural masterpieces. There is an opportunity to go inside at the end of the tour or extend to make it part of the day.
The old City and its origins
See World War Two, bombed-out churchyards and secret gardens. Now you will go below ground and be surprised by a superb world-class art gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre. In 1988 archaeologists were rather surprised to find a huge arena while conducting a routine dig at the Guildhall. The one hundred year search for London's Roman Amphitheatre was over and now beautifully preserved for all to see.
St Stephen Walbrook and the Temple of Mithras
See the award-winning Bloomberg offices, a virtually carbon-neutral building and housing a Roman secret. Go-inside the Temple of Mithras and be seduced by the special effects sound, light and mist. The cult of Mithras became rival to Christ and had vast numbers of followers from business and military backgrounds. The dark, mysterious sites were ideal for contemplation and ceremony. Did members forge honourable alliances or form political plots? It was undoubtedly a secret and prestigious cult.
We end the walk with a peek inside St. Stephen Walbrook, the Church that is said to be the forerunner of the great St. Paul's Cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Your guide will now make sure you are on the right track. The tour guide will help arrange lunch (dinner) or access to St Paul's Cathedral, Transport to your hotel, the Tower of London, or you may wish to extend your 'tour guide' time.
If you have MORE TIME, we recommend our Royal London Tour (7hrs) and The Old City of London Tour (7hrs). Two comprehensive days in London, ideal for your first visit to London.
Some entrance fees may apply.
The Roman Amphitheatre
The Guildhall Art Gallery
Tomb of Knight Templar
Two Temple Place
St Stephen Walbrook Interior
West Front of St Paul's Cathedral
St Lawrence Jewry
St Lawrence Jewry Pond
St John Zachary Garden
London Pride Ale Pumps
Guildhall Art Gallery Exterior
G.F. Watts Memorial
Old and New on the Embankment
Hamilton House Offices
Former home of Benjamin Disraeli - Prime Minister
The Cheshire Cheese Pub
The City of London Dragons
Help us make your trip exceptional
Our UK office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.
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