London’s Legacy: A Journey Through Time


London’s Legacy: A Journey Through Time

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of London’s history with our London's Legacy: A Journey Through Time tour. This comprehensive 5-hour walking tour navigates the heart of the City, unveiling nearly two millennia of history encapsulated within its iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Starting at Tower Hill, you will trace the remains of the Roman Wall and delve into ancient tales at All Hallows by the Tower and St Olave's, where echoes of the Saxons and Samuel Pepys linger.

As we weave through the historic streets, discover the architectural marvel of 30 St Mary Axe, wander through the bustling Leadenhall Market, and stand in awe at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. You’ll explore the pulsating financial district, including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England, and uncover buried history at the London Mithraeum.

Noteworthy stops like the Guildhall Art Gallery reveal a hidden Roman Amphitheatre, while majestic sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Courts of Justice highlight the evolution of architectural grandeur. The journey also includes serene pauses at Postman's Park and the atmospheric corridors of Smithfield Market.

For those wishing to extend their exploration, a 3-hour additional tour offers an enchanting stroll through Covent Garden, Soho’s vibrant streets, the regal settings of Westminster, and the stately presence of Buckingham Palace in South Kensington.

Please note, entry fees to specific sites are not included, and refreshments or light taxi journeys during the tour can be arranged at additional costs.

Please note: 

  • This tour is normally delivered on foot with no access to sites included.
  • Some optional extras include a vehicle to drive between sites, site access and refreshments.  These must be requested at the time of booking and will incur additional costs.
  • The normal recommended duration for this tour is published on this page.  If you require a shorter or longer duration please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • All of our tours are for private bookings only.  Whether you're a single, couple, family, group of friends or corporate booking, you will enjoy the exclusive care and attention of our guide
  • All guides on our team are warm, engaging professionals who are well travelled themselves, and offer their own rich life experiences to help hit the mark for your enjoyment of our tours.
  • Guides reserve the right to adapt the route of this tour according to various logistical requirements (for example inclement weather or traffic congestion) on the day of the tour.
  • Most tours are customisable and adaptable for special interests, language support (currently English, French and Spanish), accessibility / disability amendments and other sensitive handling (such as women-led tours). 
  • Please advise us of any other special requests on booking.
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At a glance

Neighbourhoods explored
City of London, City of Westminster, Covent Garden & Soho, Museums District, South Kensington, South Bank
Sites along the way
St Paul's Cathedral, Fleet Street, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, The Tower of London, Sky Garden, Bank of England (Museum), Tower Bridge, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum, Roman Wall, Leadenhall Market, London Mithraeum, Royal Courts of Justice, Covent Garden & Soho, Hyde Park, St James' Park, Kensington Park, Houses of Parliament, No 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace
Themes enjoyed
Roman History, Medieval History, Architecture, Cultural & Educational, Modern Development, Art, Cultural Diversity, Nightlife, Tudor & Stuart History, Modern History, Stage & Screen, Royal Parks
Perfect for
Couples, Families, Corporate Groups, Singles, Layover, Seniors
Typical walk duration
5 to 8 hours