Tower of London/St Paul's Cathedral Private Walking Tour In The "Old City"

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Tour Number

Activity Level

310622


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Tower of London has steps and uneven surfaces in places - Cobblestones

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The building essentials and history succinctly and simply explained


Barry goes to The Tower for an inside tour. The half day tour follows on to include St Pauls Cathedral, and also to see highlights in the proximity of these two magnificent buildings. There is The River Thames, Tower Bridge, both adjacent to The Tower. This walk is pedestrian friendly but usually busy. Other nearby highlights are The Guildhall and the historic business district. It should be noted that St Pauls Cathedral is closed to sightseeing visitors on Sundays as this is a working church. Barry is happy to substitute another central London highlight instead of St Paul's for any Sunday bookings. Visitors may nevertheless access the interior of the church for Sunday services. Visitors can enter for free on this day when services are due to commence and sit and listen to the sermon and at "evensong" a professional choir frequently sings. Guiding is not allowed inside on Sunday but the guide can describe its history and architecture from the outside

Itinerary

We meet either at your hotel lobby, and proceed straight to the Tower for entry as close to or before opening time as possible. It is important to visit the Crown Jewels exhibition in the Jewel House first, because queues often develop in busy parts of the summer period. Afterwards the adjacent White Tower Museum and its armour and firearms exhibition is a fascinating way to explore the original central part of the fortress (dates from 1075 -1100 approx). We look at the execution and burial site of queens, explore the Bloody Tower, understand what made this castle impregnable and discuss, Beefeaters, Ravens, & famous prisoners down the centuries.

Part 2 of the tour will transfer to St Pauls Cathedral either on foot or public transport, learning about the history of the original Roman City to the present time on the way.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Guide to collect travellers from visitor Hotel or central London accommodation. Please advise guide of the central London address

Duration: 5 hours

Walking between the two venues is historic but can take 15/30 minutes. It is only 5 minutes by bus or taxi (excluding wait time) which is a small extra cost

Transportation

We will use public transport either a Zone 1 "cashless" Oyster Card or your credit/debit card that is useable in a "cashless way". There is a symbol on your card that confirms this capability. I can help with transport advice on the day if necessary to advise on effective and economical purchase of public transport tickets.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My services as a professional Blue Badge Guide from beginning to end of the tour, and suggestions and advice for onward activities and travel after the tour ends.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GBP - The full adult per person Tower of London entrance fee = currently £28.00. St Paul's is free entry for church services. Family tickets may be cheaper depending on family size. Otherwise as a visitor there is a charge per adult around £20.00 per person

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Entry fees to the sites, your own refreshments, and any fares on public transport. Occasional items such as access to the Golden Gallery at the top of St Paul's Dome (nearly 365 feet above the ground)

Restrictions

I can arrange car transport if required in a private vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Barry is extremely knowledgeable about London Tower and the the bridge and are there. Enjoyed our time him and learning about the history of the tower. Thank you.
Eleanor Boultinghouse

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    310622


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Tower of London has steps and uneven surfaces in places - Cobblestones

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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