Planning one more visit to the English capital and you want to see what’s there beyond the Big Ben and Trafalgar square? You are more of an explorer than a tourist, so you want to pay a visit to the main sights yet still get that “off-the-beaten-tracks” authentic London experience? If you think you’ve seen it all, that you know all about this captivating and eccentric city and you feel like you are done with central London, mark the words of a long-time errant Londoner – you are not. There are loads of fascinating unspoken facts hidden in the heart of London; stories that you won’t find on a guidebook, that nothing but the quirky story of London tour will give away.
Unpublished Shakespeare’s works hidden in royal tombs, sewage-powered street lamps, traffic isles formerly used as execution spots, scientists cutting dolphins apart in coffee houses… Now, enough with the spoilers, if you want to know more, join the tour!
Starting off from one of the most famous locations in London, where thousands of tourists are enchanted by street entertainers, buskers, musicians and artists, every day, where Londoners don’t even mind going on a Sunday afternoon, Covent Garden will reveal you its secret face.
From there on, a plethora of anecdotes will be disclosed as you walk along the streets in the West End theatre district, and south along Embankment. Cross the bridge that will take you to the South bank and, as you walk above the Thames waters, imagine how life was like when people would freely wander around the market stalls on top of the frozen water. Oops, here go more spoilers, sorry.
Find out about the legends about the Savoy hotel, curious facts about ancient buildings and monuments, scandals and the salacious trouble that the member of the Monarchy got themselves into, and the subtle insult that Britain threw at France following the battle of Trafalgar, right there, in Trafalgar Square. And more: a London ballroom turned into a canal, the only street in England where cars drive on the right side, Britain’s tiniest police station.
The tour runs for nearly 3 hours on Saturdays at 11.30am for the honest price of £18. This tour is getting really positive feedback, and is described as full of laughs, unique, fun and educational - especially if you are thinking of joining a pub quiz afterwards, or if you are dying to tell your friends back home all the bizarre stories you heard on your travel.
Doctor Who Walking Tour of London
Hey there Doctor Who fans in America; I know there are millions out there! Are you ready for your next adventure in London? I’m not talking about getting about with the intricate tube map or getting to see the whole National Gallery in one day. I am talking about the exciting Doctor Who Tour that will get you through over 50 years of the classic British series. During 2.5 hours, you will be shown around iconic little spots in central London, will take a short bus ride (hopefully on board of an old-style double decked bus), shown how the episodes were shot, as you walk past the top locations- that you have actually seen on TV! You can be part of it: have a close look at the locations, take your best snaps and expand your knowledge with the fun snippets of info and anecdotes, ask plenty of questions and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. If you love the TV show, you’ll love the tour - whether you are an old or recent fan, as the tour covers it tall, from the scenes in The Invasion to Rose, The Shakespeare Code and The Bells of Saint John.
The tour is getting excellent reviews for being well-organiszed and interesting – providing history and background stories. Definitely a unique way to spend a couple of hours in London while expanding your knowledge on your favorite TV character.