London Essentials - London in under two hours Free Walking Tour

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Duration: 1h 45min
Provided by Theodore Leggett
English  |  2:00 PM & 11:00 AM
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Overview of the tour in London

Through years of experience, I have learned that these tours are most enjoyable for you if I hone it down to just the most exciting stops and the most interesting stories.

Alfred Hitchcock once said, "the length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder," and I think that applies doubly so to a tour. You're on holiday, I appreciate that. You want to see the main sites, take the best photos, maybe laugh a little, and then head off on to the next adventure.

With that in mind, I keep the tour to an entertaining one hour and fifty minutes. During that time we will see the main sites.

More important than the sites themselves are the stories. Little insightful or interesting anecdotes; what the little horse steps are at Waterloo Place, why Constitution Hill is called that when we don't... um.. Have one, tales from the Battle of Britain, the Gunpowder Plot, what the Queen did next when she woke up to find a drunken man had climbed the walls of Buckingham Palace and broken into her bedroom at 7am, etc, etc.

I hope to see you soon,

This activity includes:

  • Big Ben
  • Nelson's Column
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Palace of Westminster
  • St James's Palace
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Waterloo Place
  • Entrance to Downing Street

Meeting point

The grass next to the Wellington Arch

On arrival

I will be in the middle of Hyde Park Corner, on the raised grass area near the Wellington Arch, carrying a black umbrella.

IMPORTANT—Please go to the right arch, the Victorians liked arches. Please go to the Wellington Arch NOT Marble Arch, it's an easy mistake to make...

Things to note

Please note, I will be on the raised grass next to the Wellington Arch NOT underneath the Arch.

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  |  2:00 PM & 11:00 AM
from €0 Tip based
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