- 4 hours
- Parliament Square
- Westminster Abbey
- Houses of Parliament
- Buckingham Palace
- St James's Palace
- Horseguards Parade
- Tower of London
- Bank Junction
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Boat tickets
We will finish our introductory London tour with a deeper understanding of this nuanced capital. We’ll have journeyed across London both on foot and by boat and have gained a profound knowledge of how the city has evolved since its foundations.
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 but it 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.
What is a private tour?
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
This tour covers a lot of ground, including quite a few narrow alleys and cobbled streets, so is probably not our most suitable tour for wheelchair users. Please contact us for alternative suggestions.
An amateur urbanist, Sophie has spent more than a decade exploring and falling in love with cities around the world. She spent her student years in Dublin and left with a BA in English Literature and History from Trinity College. From there she headed off to the City of Light, where she did an MA in Paris Studies at the University of London in Paris and started working for Context. Her work on 19th-century Paris was the beginning of her passion for city planning, and her MA thesis on the relationship between the French capital and Algeria sparked an interest in immigration and its impact on cities and urban issues. After a couple of years in the southern-hemisphere cities of Melbourne and Wellington, Sophie moved back to the UK and is enjoying applying everything she’s learned about cities to her research into London’s urban history.
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.
Clare has lived and worked in London for over 25 years. After graduating with a Degree in Geography and a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning from Nottingham University, she worked as a town planner and urban designer in one of the most dynamic, diverse and probably most challenging cities on earth - London! Employed in both the public and the private sector, she specialised in regeneration policy guidance and the conservation and renewal of protected buildings and historic areas in several of London’s Boroughs. Before starting a family in the 1990’s, she travelled extensively throughout Africa and Madagascar, working as a volunteer on several self-help community projects. She has spent two years training to guide around London and now has the pleasure of telling London’s fascinating planning and architectural story to visitors, bringing her own personal insight into many of the city’s landmarks!