Executions! Grave Robbers! The Great Fire! London Tour
Overview of the tour in London
The City is a maze of medieval streets, hidden alleys and peaceful churchyards together with historic buildings and monuments. We start at Trinity Gardens which has close links with the seas around the coasts including the monuments to the Merchant Navy and the buildings nearby.
We learn about the life of Samuel Pepys who is famous for his diary of life in London before visiting a historic market and other buildings for tales of the past including the truth about Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London and his cat. Hear a ghostly story and the myth of the guilted grasshopper and the dragon. We see the buildings and learn about the work of the Livery Companies before finishing at the Monument to the great Fire of 1666.
This activity includes:
- St Mary-le-Bow Church
- The Royal Exchange
- Leadenhall Market
- Tower Hill
- We pass several historic pubs and chop houses.
Tower Hill Station
Take the main exit from Tower Hill station and directly opposite is the gate to Trinity Gardens, to the right of the gate is a historic London tram, now a coffee stall. You will find your guide in this area wearing a navy cap and with a dark rucksack.
Things to note
You come on the walks at your own risk, so please take care at all times.
Comfortable dress to suit the weather forecast on the day and ladies should wear flat shoes as some streets have cobbled paving.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.