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“From the bottom of our hearts thank you for making our trip so special.”
– James and Jackie Otto, Wisconsin, United States. August 2019
WALKS AND TOURS
london in one day!
This "London in one day tour” covers all the famous iconic landmarks and gives you a great overview of one of Europe’s best loved cities. This tour encapsulates the very best that the city has to offer. You will have a guided tour of the 30+ most famous sights in London and also get to see the striking display of the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. Along the way your expert guide will make history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales about life in London. We start in historic Covent Garden, before heading to Trafalgar Square. We go past Admiralty Arch on our way to Whitehall to watch the dazzling display of the Changing of the Queen’s Lifeguards. We walk down the world famous Mall to St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and then on to Parliament Square through beautiful St James’s Park. We see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Victoria Tower, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. There will be plenty of time to take some photographs of all the sights and even …to see a few Harry Potter filming locations! From Westminster we hop on the underground (tube) to London Bridge where we see Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. Join us on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's famous 30+ sights.
"Wow.... Just an amazing experience, I booked wanting to see everything in one day and I was given so much more, guides were so knowledgeable you couldn’t get any better, really taking an interest in everything I had to say and answered any questions that I had. Immediately made to feel welcome, we stopped for lunch and they pointed out some amazing food options. I can recommend this tour enough so good thank you!" Jared August 2019
ROYAL LONDON WALKING TOUR
On this walk we will see three royal palaces, a beautiful royal park, the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, hidden gaslit alleyways, and elegant garden squares. This royal visit encapsulates the very best that the city has to offer. We start in historic Covent Garden before moving on to Trafalgar Square, and then to view a ceremony that has taken place for over 350 years. This is a truly striking display of British pomp and pageantry known as the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. We then walk along the world famous Mall, stopping to see St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will stroll through beautiful St James’s Park and continue on to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time to take some photographs of all the sights. Along the way, you will hear tales of royalty, love, betrayal, scandal, and murder. Join me on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's royalty.
“Wonderful afternoon spent touring with Caroline and the group. My family and I left knowing more than we expected about the Royal sites of London! Caroline was amazing and went above and beyond our expectations.” Alex and family August 2019
PILGRIMS, PROFIT AND PROPAGANDA:
THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA.
A MAYFLOWER WALK
For many Americans, US history begins with the Mayflower – the tiny ship which carried the Mayflower Pilgrims to America 400 years ago. But for Londoners, it goes back much further. The landing at Plymouth in 1620 was the culmination of decades of exploration, dedication and investment.
On our walk, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the founders of America. The intrepid explorers who made settlement possible, and the wealthy merchants who raised the cash. Visit London’s medieval seat of government, and ancient churches where pioneering colonists worshipped. Take in a glorious 17th century hall where a Pilgrim leader was apprenticed, and which spearheaded a propaganda campaign for American colonisation. See the sites of grim prisons where Edward Winslow and other Puritans languished – and which transported orphans and prisoners to the New World. Visit haunts of the Native American princess, Pocahontas, and the swashbuckling Captain John Smith. And travel with us to the famous Mayflower pub, close to where the ship set sail. See the burial place of Captain Christopher Jones, and sample a pint of the Mayflower’s special Scurvy Ale.
Pam O’Toole, the tour guide and former BBC journalist who designed the walk, is a member of the Stationers, an ancient livery company of London, where Edward Winslow was apprenticed. This means that some of the walks will have access to the interior of the 17th century hall.
Meeting point: Exit Bank tube (Exit 3) and you’ll be in the forecourt of The Royal Exchange. The Meeting point is by the The Royal Exchange War Memorial.
Postcode is : EC3V 3LR
Nearest tube is: Bank Station (Central and Northern Lines) Exit 3
The walk in the City will last 2 hours. We will then travel by train for 20 minutes to Rotherhithe to visit The Mayflower Pub for a pint of Scurvy Ale, which is a lot nicer than it sounds!
If you don’t see a date suitable for you, or for a private tour, then just contact Pam or I. We are flexible with dates.
To book a private tour please contact:
Caroline Mongan: T: 07866 072308 E: email@example.com
Pam O’Toole: T: 07973 511349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
This walk was curated by expert guide (City of London and City of Westminster) Pam O’Toole. Thank you so much to Joe Sohm of Visions of America for his kind permission to use the photograph of the Mayflower II.
A unique selection of individual specially curated tours to enable you to get the most out of your visit to London.
Thank you to the following brilliant photographers for their kind help. Mark Leishman from Mark Leishman Photography, Samuel Wölfl and milito10 from Pixabay. Special thanks also for the photograph of the Mayflower II used with the kind permission of Joseph Sohm www.visionsofamerica.com