As you walk along a former beach you will discover, London’s, possibly the world’s, first wine bar, the scene of an elephant’s execution and the oldest family-run shop of its type on earth. You will also see a few sculptures that most people have never noticed, a back-to-front church and the city’s largest clock face, no, not that one!
You will learn about the death of the bowler hat, and we’ll finish our tour with a drink in the close company of Dracula, close to one of the greatest, yet least known, collections of art anywhere.
This tour is guaranteed to have no more than 10 people taking part.
The tour lasts roughly 1 hour 45 minutes.
The tour starts and ends near Covent Garden Tube, full details given upon booking.
The regular version of this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, there are some stairs, steep inclines, kerbs and narrow pavements, please contact me if you want to talk in more detail about a specially adapted version.
If you would like to gift places on this or any of my other public tours please email me and I can arrange to send you a unique gift voucher.
You will decide whether or not you qualify for any of the discounts, not me. From experience though you can be very confident indeed that almost all your fellow walkers will be nice and interesting!
I can't offer refunds but given enough notice I am often able to offer a place on another tour.
Date & Time
If the date and time of this tour doesn't suit you I'd be very happy to run it for you as a private tour on another day. The standard cost for this tour is £160 for a group of upto 15 people.
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Discovering London with Peter Berthoud
I am an award winning, fully qualified and fully insured City of Westminster Guide and a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.
My tours are informative, fun, flexible and inclusive. I offer some public walks (such as this one) but the majority of my time is spent writing and delivering personalised tours, for families, companies and educational organisations.
My walks are all available for booking by private groups or individuals. I can tailor any tour to your requirements, make them shorter, longer, include pub stops or finish near a restaurant in the area for example.
The shortest bookings I generally accept are for one hour, the longest for one week.
I can help you to plan tours in minute detail weeks beforehand or I love nothing more than working with a brand new group, on the day itself, to develop a truly unique and spontaneous tour!
For a free initial discussion about how I might be able to help you plan a perfect tour in London please email me at email@example.com .