Free Historic City of London Tour

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Duration: 2h 30min
Provided by London with a Local
English  |  10:30 AM
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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Overview of the tour in London

Turn back the clock 2000 years and join us as we trace the journey of the City of London, from the arrival of Julius Caesar and its roots as a square mile trading village along the River Thames, all the way to becoming the financial capital of Europe, home to dozens of the quirkiest glass skyscrapers on Earth.

Along the way, you will hear stories of the Viking occupation, William the Conqueror's Norman Conquest, the construction of London's medieval fortress, the devastation of Great Fire, the destruction of the Blitz, captured perfectly by a bombed-out church, and the resilience and bravery of the people who lived through it and so much more!

Nowhere else in London is the clash of ancient crumbling icons and trailblazing modern architecture so obvious, with huge skyscrapers and historic 12th-century churches standing proudly, shoulder to shoulder.

How can one self-governing little square mile, with ancient laws created by its council and imposed by its police force, stand so separately from everything around it?

This activity includes:

  • Bank of England
  • Tower of London
  • Trinity Square Gardens
  • Monument to the Great Fire of London
  • St. Paul's Cathedral

Meeting point

Tower Hill Tram, Trinity Square, London, UK

On arrival

The tour begins directly outside Tower Hill Station, in front of the food truck called 'Tower Hill Tram'. Look for the guide carrying a red umbrella.

Free Cancellation

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.

English  |  10:30 AM
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
from €0 Tip based
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