Old London Tour with Classic Afternoon Tea | Private

3 hrs 30 mins
Tower Hill Station
Refundable booking

Your Livtours Private Old London Tour is the perfect way to see the city center of London and immerse yourself in the history of this magnificent city. On this private tour, you will explore old and new London with an expert local guide. As you walk through the city you will enjoy both quintessential “must-sees” of London and undiscovered corners. Marvel at the 2000-year-old Roman buildings hidden within 17th-century churches and stand in awe at a city that has been rebuilt, reinvented, and restored countless times.

Discover what life was like during the Great Plague, how the entire city was razed by fire, and understand the character of the Londoner who ‘kept calm and carried on’ as bombs rained down on their city throughout the war. From your top-rated guide, you will learn how London has risen from the ashes time and time again. Traverse the city from Saint Paul’s to the tower of London; finish the tour in style by enjoying the great British tradition of a full afternoon tea.


  • Learn about London old and new from your top-rated private guide
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional full afternoon tea in a beautiful London location
  • Benefit from a private expert on hidden on a 3.5 hour tour
  • Step back in time over 2000 years as you traverse the ‘Square mile’ of old london
  • Marvel at how the city has changed from Roman outpost to center of the world

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Your LivTours Private Old London Tour with Traditional Afternoon Tea takes you on an adventure through a neighborhood that is a living architectural history book, spanning over 2000 years. In the shadows of the towering financial capital and the medieval fortress, The Tower of London, is a maze of courtyards, alleyways, and medieval churches. Join your very own historian and local expert as they guide you through the very heart of the City of London. Begin your exploration of the city in style as your private expert guide leads you from the west end of the historic square mile to Her Majesty’s Prison in the east, the infamous Tower of London. With a private tour, you have the chance to ask questions and leisurely engage with and get to know your local guide without feeling rushed through the busy streets of London.

Visit incredible sights including the beautiful warren of gardens and gothic buildings known as the Temple: once the headquarters of the mysterious and powerful Knights Templar. See bombed-out churches that have taken on new roles and stroll past literary watering holes like Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, an iconic London drinking spot for the likes of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. As a final reward, relax in style at a traditional establishment to take a full British Afternoon tea served with a selection of mini savories, sweet cakes, and British tea (or coffee if you prefer). Your private tour of Old London with British afternoon tea is all-encompassing and is sure to leave you feeling like an expert in London old and new.


  • St Clement Danes Church (from outside)
  • Fleet Street
  • Temple church (from outside)
  • St Brides Church
  • Great Fire Monument
  • St Paul’s Cathedral (from outside)
  • See damage from the Blitz of WW2
  • River Thames views
  • Tower Bridge views
  • Richest square mile in the world
  • Tea with fresh cake
  • Privately guided experience

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


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With the one way pick you up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guaranteed stress-free. One way only.
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  • Wonderful tour of London's past

    My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. London is full of history and tradition that's a great part of its charm. This tour accentuates the London of the past and how it has emerged into one of the most important centers of the world. Thomas was our guide and he was exceptional. A great historian and story teller. He made "old London" come alive for us. We felt this tour gave us a special glimpse into London and British history, making it an experience we will never forget.

    - William W.
  • Very enjoyable walking tour

    Our family really enjoyed this walking tour. London is so full of history and interesting stories and this tour is designed to dig all of that up and present it to you in a really enjoyable way. Thanks also to our wonderful guide, Thomas, who was very well prepared and also very humorous. The time flew by and before you knew it, we were having our special cream tea and saying goodbye to our new friend Thomas. It was really a great tour and a great way to learn about London!

    - Mona
  • Old London

    Very interesting tour. Quite a bit of intrique to stimulate the imagination. All those books you've read that take place in old London come alive! The traditional tea and sweets was delicious.

    - Victor
  • History of old London

    We felt we really learned alot about the history of London and of England in general on this tour. Very colorful visions were created in our minds by our passionate and quite expert guide. It was an experience we will not soon forget!

    - Rory
  • A great way to become acquainted with the city's history

    We thought this walking tour in the city center of London very interesting and enjoyable. Our guide Mary was a superb guide and a very charming person. We saw and learned about many things (good and bad) that have contributed to what London is today and we felt that, after this tour, we had a much better appreciation for the city's strong character and pride. This tour was definitely a wonderful way to get to know London.

    - Charles
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