Old London Tour with Classic Afternoon Tea | Private
Your Livtours Private Old London Tour is the perfect way to see the city center of London and wander back in time right up until the present-day capital. With your 3.5 hours private tour, you will explore London old and new with an expert local guiding you from must-see to lesser know pausing at your leisure for a photo, questions, and discussions. Marvel at the 2000-year-old Roman buildings hidden in 17th-century churches, and stand in awe at a city that has been rebuilt, reinvented, and restored countless times throughout history. Now the financial capital of the world, the small square mile, known to locals as simply ‘The City’ is a London that has been burnt, bombed, and battered by misfortune.
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 nightly throughout the war. With your very own expert guide, understand the nature of this architectural Phenix that always rises from the ashes. From Saint Pauls to the tower of London traverse the city in style and wonder at the marvels along the way. Finish your tour in style by enjoying the great British tradition of a full afternoon tea.
- Follow your very own personal guide around London old and new
- 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 and 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. Follow your very own historian and local expert as they guide you through the very heart of the City of London. Now largely uninhabited by Londoners, the city comes alive in the working week and is the financial district of the world. It has changed its face and nature countless times over its history. Begin your perfect 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, showing you the iconic and lesser-known. 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 and herded around the busy streets of London. Venture into the unimaginable as you learn that the towering capital you are standing in was once a Roman outpost, and how a town that once belonged to the roman empire became the capital of an even bigger more powerful one.
Visit incredible sights from a beautiful warren of gardens and gothic buildings known as the Temple, once the headquarters of the mysterious and powerful Knights Templar, an order horrifically betrayed in the 14th century. 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
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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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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. - USA
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 - Canada
"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 - USA
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