This tour is perfect for Chinese tourists looking for an insight into British history, literature and architecture. On this tour, we’ll show you some of the most beautiful and hidden Norman churches in the city, many of which were destroyed in the Great Fire of London but have since been rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren – one of Britain’s finest architects.
We’ll take you to the secluded remains of a Roman garrison fort and the old London Wall, giving you a real sense of what the city of London used to look like. We’ll even take you underground to the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and tell you all about how it got there and what goes on above ground at the same location today…
For those with a particular interest in English literature, you will be walking some of the streets referred to in Dickens’ most famous work, we’ll show you the church garden that inspired the words of Wordsworth, and we’ll take you to the neighbourhoods where Shakespeare used to live, write and perform.
But it’s not all about the sites on this tour. You’ll have the chance to try award-winning sausage rolls – a classic British snack – and sit down for a drink in one of the few remaining Victorian ‘gin palaces’ while we tell you a bit more about this popular British spirit.
There are plenty of surprises on this tour, and we’ll show you why not all Brits were gentlemen and ladies back in the day… You’ll stand on an old public execution site, find out what happened in some of the most promiscuous streets in the capital and pass what was the most feared institution in London for many centuries, learning about its most famous inmates and what happened to those who misbehaved! Not to mention the countless photo opportunities you’ll have alongside the River Thames, or by London’s oldest hospital and its church, which has featured in hit movies, including Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes. On this tour there really is something for everyone!
All entrance fees are included, but you will need to bring some money for lunch and travel to and from the tour.
This is a walking tour so we recommend you wear a pair of comfortable shoes you are happy walking in for a prolonged period of time
The price shown is for 2 people- however the prices for our tours vary depending on the size of your group, please contact us for details. All of our tours are private, which means that your tour is run exclusively for you and your group, with no other strangers. If you are happy to share a tour with another group in order to reduce your costs, just let us know and we will do our best to help.