- 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.
Philippa is an Oxford educated historian with specialist training in Art History. A qualified teacher with over 15 years experience as a resident guide and teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the last two years she has been on an intensive course learning about this great city. A Londoner all her adult life, she enjoys all aspects of the city, from the architecture to the food markets, from the parks and riverside walks to the galleries and city churches. Her particular interests are the quirkier, less well-known places which only a long standing Londoner gets to know.
A London-based writer, historian and curator of architecture, Owen is currently Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane's Museum. Prior to that he was Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including most recently 'The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture' and 'Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination' in 2012. He is the author of five books, including 'From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor' (Reaktion, 2015), and is also the editor of three collections of essays. He has lectured internationally and has also appeared on national TV and radio.
Worldwide traveller, Camelia Shakti has an MA degree in History and a Post Graduate degree in Landscape Design. An experienced and talented story teller and a passionate explorer of city, mind and landscapes, Camelia works as a yoga artist and designs pop-up yoga playgrounds using petals and seeds. Her designs function as events and have been featured among other places at the V&A Museum of Childhood and Regent's Royal Park. Having explored the aesthetics of horticulture and the practicalities of gardening, she has worked as horticultural consultant for the biggest garden centre in the UK and volunteered on garden projects around the world focusing on environmental approaches to landscape design and maintenance. She has been visiting Kew Botanical Gardens for the past 7 years and is happy to share and bring context of this magical space that houses the biggest collection of live wild species from around the world and beautiful architectural gems that reflect the history of the Industrial revolution, the growth of capital and the transformation of thought and practise into the Age of Reasons, through the Enlightenment and into contemporary efforts in conservation and genetic research. The story that Kew helps us unravel is one of identity and how Britain became a country of gardeners.