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London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience

London History Tour

3 hours

London history experience

Dickensian pubs, Shakespeare's Globe and historic tales from the Tower.

  • (7)
3 hours

From $40.95  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • (7)
  • From $40.95 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

From the Tudors to the Windrush Generation, powerful tales of different times resonate throughout the city - but this is no average history lesson. From its beginnings over 2000 years ago - London was founded by the Romans - right through to today, see London’s past come to life as you visit historic landmarks. Maybe you’d like to explore the Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and imagine the city of Elizabethan times. Or perhaps discover what the city was like during WWII and descend into an out-of-use tube station where Londoners sheltered from the Blitz. But more than this, your host can share with you the histories that you don’t find in the British Museum, like the stories from the Black British Civil Rights movement.

London history experience
London history experience

Where you’ll go

Explore central London and discover the stories which helped shape London’s patchwork history. In central London, over 2000 years of history are concealed in plain sight - and most people walk right past, or over it. You could discover Aldwych tube station - disused but perfectly preserved - where Londoners hid from WWII bombings. Stroll past Cleopatra’s Needle on your way to cross the river, or head straight for the historic south bank and explore landmarks like the 1000-year-old Borough Market - via Blackfriars Bridge, which was the setting of a Black British Civil Rights march in the 80s. 

    • Learn about London's past with a host who is passionate about its history
    • See the history of the city reveal itself as you explore some secret spots as well as historic landmarks
    • Follow your host to some of London's most significant sights such as the old grounds of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    • Learn more about the historic silk trade history of Spitalfields or visit the very pub where Dickens drank
    • Hear histories of London’s people which reveal the real history of the city
    • Get recommendations for more fascinating spots to discover - in such a historic so you couldn’t possibly see all of them in just 3 hours!
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 3-hour experience
    • Private and personalized
    • Start when you like
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Transport costs
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

Meet our locals in

We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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