On this FREE Tour, you’ll see London as it was meant to be seen: by walking through the maze of side streets, grand boulevards, tranquil parks and royal palaces. Expert guides take you where buses simply can’t go, while breathing life into the people, places, and events that have shaped British history.
Walk in the footsteps of the rich and powerful on this tour. You’ll be introduced to the personalities who ruled Great Britain, from Edward the Confessor to Winston Churchill. Guides will take you to the buildings where these people lived, worked, and played, as well as where many are entombed today. This tour winds its way through the Westminster district, home of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, where English kings have been coronated since 1066.
**SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FREE TOUR: MARCH THE 6TH AT 3PM / MARCH THE 8TH AT 3PM & 7PM / MARCH THE 10TH AT 3PM**
Our special International Women’s Day Tour celebrates the female heroes that have shaped our history! Listen to the struggles of the first British Feminist Mary Wallstonecroft, be impressed with the matchgirls who fought against deplorable working conditions and marvel at the royal women who ruled the United Kingdom.
From Queens to humanitarians to suffragettes to war heroes, there is no doubt that women have transformed London in the great city it is today. Join us as we explore some of the memorials, locations and statues around Central London that commemorate these great women.
On this special International Women's Day Free Tour we cover:
- The role of women in WW1
- Mary Wallstonecroft, the first British Feminist
- Royal women - from Queen Victoria I to Queen Elizabeth II
- 1888 Match Girls Strike
- Women in the workplace
- Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War
- Elizabeth Garnett Anderson, the first qualified female doctor
- The interwar period - woman in society
- Millicent Fawcett, the first statue of a female on Parliament Square
- Emmeline Pankhurst - the rise of the Suffragettes
Please note that this tour starts outside Temple tube station. Click on ‘Book Now’ to reserve your spot.
*The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a gratuity-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They have a unique style of combining history with pure showmanship and this has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in all of Europe.
**Average tour length. The London Free Tour usually ends by the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
- Covent Garden
This 3-hour** walking tour covers all the main sights and stories including:
- Covent Garden
- Trafalgar Square
- Nelson’s Column
- The National Gallery
- St. James’s Palace
- Buckingham Palace
- The Mall
- Victoria Memorial
- St. James’s Park
- Horse Guards Parade
- Churchill War Rooms
- Big Ben
- Westminster Abbey
- Houses of Parliament
...and much more!