Walking Tour of Old London

Discover the hidden secrets of London's past on a private walking tour

2 hr 30 min Private Walking Tour

Private guide (using public transport)

Customisable itinerary

Flexibility on the day

Walking Tour of Old London

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 Temple of Mithras' preserved remains. Go-inside Sir Christopher Wrens masterpiece, St. Stephen Walbrook.

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.

Walking Tour of Old London

Knights, Romans and Secret Temples

Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel; he or she 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 find out your interests and any particular things you would like to learn or do, on tour or afterwards. We are here to make sure your trip to London the best it can be; please let us help in any way we can.

  • 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 Holyland, probably the most dangerous undertaking of any would-be pilgrim.

Fleet Street
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 Inn 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 arena was over and now beautifully preserved underground 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 marvel at the . We end the walk with a peek inside St. Stephen Walbrook, the Church that is said to be the forerunner of St. Paul's Cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren. 

The cult of Mithras became rival to Christ and had vast numbers of followers from business and military backgrounds. The dark, mysterious place is ideal for contemplation and ceremony. Did members forge honourable alliances or form political plots? It was undoubtedly a secret and prestigious cult.

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. 

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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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