Privately Guided Historic Walking Tour along the River Thames in London

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Tour Number

Activity Level

398421


Categories

Youth and Family, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (advanced), Japanese (advanced), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Learn how the tidal river Thames has been the heart of London for centuries


This interesting relaxed walking tour starts in Westminster near Big Ben and ends near the Globe Theatre (around 2 miles).

You will learn how the Thames was an important means of transport for kings, fed hundreds of Londoners, became the source of cholera outbreak, was also a place of entertainment for kings and Queens with pageants and water music and of the London common people with the frost fairs, all before the Thames never could be frozen over again when the Embankment was built.

Many interesting facts and photo opportunities on the way. We end near the Millennium Bridge with the option for the very fit to continue by crossing the bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral.

Itinerary

Our interesting walking tour will start at the heart of the political world in Westminster. We will follow the Thames along Victoria Embankment, see ruins of the old Whitehall Palace before crossing the Thames to Southbank, cultural centre of music. We follow the story of the Thames to Oxo tower, Tate Modern, Shakespeare Globe etc. . .

This tour will finish around the Shakespeare Globe or alternatively at St. Paul's cathedral and takes in some of the most amazing viewpoints in London. Full of interesting history of London a city always dominated by the tidal river Thames.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel.
Or alternatively in front of the main entrance to Big Ben (Houses of Parliament) in Westminster.

End location: At your hotel or at the Shakespeare Globe on Southbank.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: The time and service of a professional Blue Badge Guide who will do an up to 3 hours interesting walking tour along the Thames, taking in the important highlights of London.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 Pound Sterling - Transport from your hotel to Westminster Palace, Big Ben where the walking tour starts

What’s Extra

Other: - Transport fee from your hotel to Westminster area and from Shakespeare Globe back to your hotel. Approx £5 on public transport.
- Any food or drink
- Any personal purchases or expenses

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but can organise a chauffeured car to take us around at leisure.
Alternatively we can visit places by public transport, on foot or by black cab taxi.

A Recent Review of this tour

Patricia was a wonderful guide through Westminster Abbey! She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting in her presentation...answered every one of our questions. She moved us through the entire Abbey with skill and wasted no time. Highly recommend Patricia to anyone looking for a great time-travel trip through English history. Thank you Patricia!!
Judy Houk

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