The square mile: From Roman Londinium to modern London.
A city of a thousand faces of history. London was originally called Londinium, the square mile as it is known today was sculpted into the city by generations of successive invaders, each in turn becoming part of the fabric of this great city. the old city eventually merged with Westminster to become the Capital as we know it today.
On this tour we will wander through great fires, plague and the blitz, through lanes and streets that have survived since Roman times. We will visit ancient churches rebuilt over successive generations, Roman amphitheatres, it's great bridges and the London secrets and views perfect for those photos to take home with you.
From it's earliest foundations to the skyscrapers it is famous for today; This tour is a perfect compliment to the city of Westminster tour.
Our itinerary varies from tour to tour but we cover all the most important points in the city including. . .
St. Paul's Cathedral, St Bartholomew's church, London Guild Hall, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London (entrance optional), Leadenhall Market, London Bridge, Borough Market, Fleet Street, All Hallows, The Royal Exchange, The Bank of England, the old Roman walls of the city and famous filming locations from Harry Potter to James Bond.
We will visit medieval buildings, go below street level to visit Roman ruins and see the city from the top floors of skyscrapers. This is hidden London and its lesser known back streets.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: For optimal use of time it is recommended to meet at a Monument tube station.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Public transport, including the metro and double decker bus. Some walking also required
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6 GBP - Transportation to various sites if needed. Entrance to St. Bartholomew's Tower of London is optional if clients wish to enter (£22pp)
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Nicholas is an amazing guide. We signed up for the London tour with Roman highlights. From the outset Nicholas established an easy-going, friendly atmosphere and surveyed the group to confirm the sites of greatest interest. We always had the impression that we could adjust the course of the tour based on what struck our fancy but in general we kept to the script. The speed of the walking tour was spot on. We covered a lot of territory in the 3+ hours, but never felt tired or overwhelmed. The most impress