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Ye Olde England Tours have been featured on the BBC, international TV, newspapers, and radio. They’ve also ‘won’ numerous prizes on American TV. They are recommended by several historical and heritage groups, too.
Sherlock Holmes walking tour of London
If you’re a fan of the hit BBC TV show Sherlock, then this is the tour for you. Your private tour begins when your guide meets you at your hotel or convenient tube station and leads you toward some of the best-known and most important locations from Sherlock. You will visit the real street and see the door of Sherlock and Watson’s home. You’ll also see their favorite cafe and have a cup of tea there if you like! You can visit the spot where Watson gets dragged into the world of Sherlock and see the place where Sherlock falls off the rooftop.
The tour also includes a visit to 221b Baker Street itself, the famous home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective for that chance to buy some Sherlock memorabilia, and a visit to New Scotland Yard, home of the Metropolitan Police, the oldest professional police service in the world and one that features heavily in the original stories and the new TV show. We will also visit locations from Sherlock movies past and present as well as the home of Sherlock author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Jack the Ripper daytime walking tour
This private 3-hour walking tour will transport you back to the dark and chilling world of the Whitechapel Murders in East London. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious and never-identified Jack the Ripper. During the autumn of 1888, Jack the Ripper murdered at least five women with several other horrendous killings. You’ll be able to explore the old streets of Whitechapel and learn what life was like for the people who lived here.
For those who want to see a different side of London, this is the perfect tour for you! Sites visited will include The White Hart, Brick Lane Police Station, The Ten Bells Spitalfields, Christ Church Spitalfields, Old Spitalfields Market, Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Goulston Street Food Court, Mitre Square Garden, and much more! As far as we know, we are the only tour that visits the locations of all canonical ‘Jack’ killings.
Charles Dickens walking tour
This walking tour will take us to places that both inspired famous author Charles Dickens and real locations that shaped the man himself. All writers take inspiration from people they meet, and places they visit, and Charles Dickens was no different. His novels are so successful because he so enjoyed wandering the streets of London and picking up the rich details of everyday life.
On this tour, you’ll visit a variety of places in London, such as St George the Martyr, Marshalsea Street, Tabard Street, and Long Lane. You’ll then make your way to the Marshalsea Prison and visit the stupendous London Bridge, Winchester Palace, and Borough Market. The itinerary also includes passing by Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, moving on to visit Temple Church, Dr. Johnson’s House, The Old Curiosity Shop, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 190 High Holborn, Bloomsbury, until finally arriving at the Charles Dickens Museum.
Best of London walking tour
This walking tour of London is a wonderful introduction to the sights and sounds of London town. This trip is generally by foot though if you have a specific sight you’d like to see, we may also make short trips on the tube.
The 3-hour tour highlights include:
- Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben
- Westminster Abbey
- Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister and Chancellor
- The Cenotaph, our primary national memorial to the fallen of the war-dead
- Trafalgar Square
- Horse-guards Parade, home of the Household Cavalry
- Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Picadilly Circus
- China Town
- The Royal Parks towards Buckingham Palace
Darkest Hour tour London
Spend a day in the political heart of London in Whitehall and Westminster with this tour that visits the mother of all Parliaments where the modern democracy movement got underway and evolved over centuries, followed by a tour of Parliament Square and then on to the Churchill War Rooms where the fight against tyranny was overseen.
Your first stop on the tour will be at Parliament Square. You’ll be able to go inside Parliament and join one of the in-house small group tours lasting around 2 hours. Your private tour guide will then give you a tour around Parliament Square where you’ll be able to ask as many questions as you want and there’ll even be some shopping time!
Blitz walking tour London
Come along on this tour and learn how The Blitz changed the face of London and all Londoners forever. Discover the period from the 7th September 1940 to the 11th May 1941 and how London suffered under continual aerial bombardment from the German Luftwaffe the like of which the world had never before seen and fortunately rarely has since.
Whilst much has changed in the intervening years, there are still reminders of these dark days. Join this very special private tour, which will take you to places that big groups and bus tours could never hope to go. You’ll be able to see some famous landmarks of London, such as the Battle of Britain Monument, The Cenotaph, Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, National Firefighters Memorial, the Stairway to Heaven Memorial, and many more on this unique trip.
Secret gardens of London
This private walking tour will take you on a journey through many hidden, silent, sacred, and secret gardens and ruins in the City of London. Visit sites such as Whittington Park, St. Dunstan in the East, All Hallows by the Tower, St Olave’s Church, Garden at 120, St Mary Aldermanbury Garden, St. Lawrence Jewry Vicarage Guildhall Yard, Churchyard of Saint John Zachary, Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden, Postman’s Park.
Even Londoners don’t know about most of these sites and that is why they are such wonderful and historic places. Beautiful old gothic churchyard gardens, each a peaceful, historic oasis in busy London. Come and discover them for yourselves! This has been voted as the number 1 authentic London experience and has inspired a #1 book too!
- Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
- Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the experience begins.