London History Tour: Portrait of a City

Discover the city's development from Ancient Roman times to today
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3 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in the narrative timeline of how London expanded from a settlement on the banks of the Thames to modern metropolis
  • Led by a historian, we'll discuss the city's remarkable architectural development and global trade's importance to the city's history
  • Guildhall and All Hallows by the Tower
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Chris was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable and fun.
After many years of travel and several trips using Context, we are confident in saying that Peter is the among the finest guides we’ve ever had. Both at the Churchill War Rooms and during the Walking Tour of London he came ready with a compelling narrative; but just as impressive as his commanding knowledge and passion and storytelling skills was his second sense, his ability to intuit when someone had a question or perhaps required a rest or a change of subject. His passion during the Walking tour of London was contagious. His tour of the War Rooms, both challenging of conventional wisdom and, at times, extraordinary emotional, was the highlight of our ten days of London exploration. If we were organizing this trip all over again, we would book Peter for the entire journey!
Peter was absolutely amazing. From the moment he spotted us (he already had all our names memorized—“Let’s see, who is Eliza? And Emeline?…”—the entire group) he was warm, enthusiastic, and inspirational. His knowledge was encyclopedic, but he was careful to make connections so that everyone could follow his in-depth insights. I thought I was well-versed in the history of The City, but Peter’s detail and depth was astounding. I have taken many Context tours and classes. The guides and teachers are always excellent, always worth the price. Peter was at the very top.