- 3 hours
- Highlights of London's most significant sites
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- All Hallows by the Tower
- Tower of London
- Palace of Westminster
- Shakespeare's Globe
- Tate Modern
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Tower Bridge
Not only does this tour unite all the disparate parts of this sprawling metropolis both visually and in a narrative sense, it is perhaps the only way to experience London with a degree of tranquility.
Interested in exploring London by land? Check out our London in a Day, with Context tour or our London History Tour.
Yes, all boats are wheelchair, mobility scooter and pram accessible by ramp.
All piers are wheelchair accessible except London Bridge City, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter and Cadogan piers. Ramps are used for boarding.
Will you pre-purchase tickets for the Thames clipper?
Yes. We'll pre-purchase a 'River Roamer' ticket (valid 24hours) for each participant. Your guide will have the tickets on hand.
What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, and the boat is glass-covered. It also never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Is this tour good for kids?
Yes! We have some excellent family friendly expert guides who can appeal to the learning styles of children. Please book privately if you have children under 13. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible expert.
I understand this tour is done by public boat. What if I want a private boat?
We can arrange a private boat. Please contact us for more information and pricing.
Sarah has lived and worked in London all her life, but pops over to Rome fairly often. After completing her MA in History of Art at University College London, specialising in late 19th Century French Painting and mid 20th Century Art, she has worked in different areas of the contemporary art world in both London and Rome, before deciding to focus on gallery education. This necessitated a far greater knowledge base, so Sarah trained to be a guide and qualified as a City of London Guide and as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2008. She now works as a guide, specialising in Museums and Galleries as well as tours for children and young people, she teaches courses in art history and the history of London at the University of Richmond and works as a gallery educator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, specialising in tours for older people and people with Dementia.
Born in London, Ruth has also lived in Israel for many years. She trained at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, where she studied Voice and Piano and received a degree in performance in both instruments. She is a qualified music teacher and for many years taught music to children and adults of all ages. Returning to London in 2000, Ruth undertook a number of intensive courses learning about the history of this great city which she loves. She has recently earned an MA in Art History and enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Ruth also has a particular interest in Jewish London and a keen interest in the artistic and musical history of London.
Imogen Rumbold is a retired solicitor living in London. She is the mother of 3 children, now grown up, but not so long ago that she cannot remember what it is like to be in children’s company! Originally called to the Bar in 1979, she then swapped sides to become a solicitor and partner in the law firm of Lawrence Graham (now Gowlings WLG), and thereafter as a partner in the niche City shipping practice of Lax & Co. Practising as a shipping litigator led to quite a lot of travel, to such places as Russia, Bulgaria and land-locked Switzerland. In 2018, Imogen retired to devote herself to guiding, thus indulging her interests in history without quite abandoning the law. She is a fully qualified tourist guide and holds the coveted Blue Badge, which permits her to lead tours in London, the Cotswolds, Bath and Stonehenge, amongst other sites. She loves sharing London with visitors, the capital city where she has lived and worked for over 40 years. She gets just as much pleasure from guiding children as she does from guiding grown-ups. Come and visit!
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