Free Historic City of London Sightseeing Tour

Free Historic City of London Sightseeing Tour

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Learn the story of the City of London's evolution from Roman trading port to the most powerful financial district in the world.

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Turn back the clock 2000 years and join us as we trace the journey of the City of London, from the arrival of Julius Caesar and its roots as a square mile trading village along the River Thames, all the way to becoming the financial capital of Europe, home to dozens of the quirkiest glass sky scrapers on Earth.

Along the way, you will hear stories of the Viking occupation, William the Conqueror's Norman Conquest, the construction of London's own medieval fortress, the devastation of Great Fire, the destruction of the Blitz, captured perfectly by a bombed out church, and the resilience and bravery of the people who lived through it and so much more!

Nowhere else in London is the clash of ancient crumbling icons and trailblazing modern architecture so obvious, with huge skyscrapers and historic 12th century churches standing proudly, shoulder to shoulder.

How can one self-governing little square mile, with ancient laws created by its own council and imposed by its own police force, stand so separately to everything around it?

The tour begins from Trinity Square, directly outside Tower Hill Station, EC3N 4TH.

Look for the guide with a red umbrella!

The tour operates on a ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ basis. There is no booking fee and no payment is required to join, so that it is accessible to every budget. However our guides are all freelancers who work for tips, so if you enjoy the tour, you are welcome to make a donation at the end. The value is up to you, whatever fits in with you budget and your levels of enjoyment.

You can contact us on 07709703141 or email

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