London’s neighbourhoods are beautiful and diverse – why not explore them with a walking tour! I offer half and full day walking tours, covering a range of areas and interests as you can see below.
City of London
Come and discover this unusual area of London, where 2000 years of history is condensed into 1 square mile! Walk the hidden alleys and secret gardens, look up at the amazing modern architecture of the Gherkin or Lloyds Insurance, have a stop in Leadenhall Market and you will get a history lesson in a nutshell. Don’t forget, this is one of the main financial centres of the world!
Have a close-up look at some of the famous sights, like Big Ben, Downing Street, St James’ Palace, admire the shop windows of the 18th century Burlington Arcade. Walk past the old gentleman’s clubs and stop at the oldest wine merchants in London! Finish off in elegant Bond Street or walk to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard.
Follow in the footsteps of the famous writers who have lived, worked and been inspired in London! From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to Harry Potter via Dickens and the wonderful reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Why not make a day of it and also visit Dickens’ only surviving London home, now a museum, & the original manuscript collection in the British Library.
LEGAL LONDON & ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
Have a walk in the Temple area and see two of the four ancient Inns of Court where barristers first train and then practise. The famous Middle Temple Hall with its hammerbeam roof from Shakespeare’s time is where his Twelfth Night was first performed. The maze of lanes and courtyards has often been used for filming. Temple Church with its most unusual medieval architecture features in ‘The Da Vinci Code’. St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the famous landmarks of London, is Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece and if you climb to the top you will be rewarded with a fabulous view of the city.
KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
Walk around hidden back streets with their pretty mews houses, look at the homes of famous writers & artists and hear their stories. Stop at Leighton House to see the tiled Arab Hall and fountain, and end up at Kensington Palace, former home of the Princess of Wales. Alternatively, experience the buzz of the trendy Kings Road shopping, or visit Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.
For information on prices for half and full day walking tours, please see the PRICES page.
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