About The Experience
This private walk focuses on the City of London. Led by a scholar, it looks at how London developed from a Roman town to the bustling financial centre of an empire.
Take this walking tour with a difference led by a PhD. level scholar/historian our supplier will provide you with an in depth alternative to traditional tours, pairing intellectually curious and adventurous travelers with specialists for an in depth cultural experience. London has a rich 2000 year old history, but much of it is hidden and hard to perceive by the uninitiated. This walk seeks to bring to light much of this history, looking broadly at the story of the city in a three hour walk. For the purposes of this walk we will focus on the City itself and see how London developed from a Roman town to the bustling financial centre of an empire. We will begin at the Museum of London, where we will walk through a timeline of the history of the capital. As we leave the museum we will pass some of the remainders of the Roman wall and fort that was situated in this area. We shall then proceed to the Guildhall, the medieval town hall and the only pre 1666 secular building that survived the fire and the WWII Blitz. We will then proceed to walk through the heart of the city through Eastcheap, once part of the area containing London's medieval market, whose memory only remains in the road names. From here we will walk to the Monument, a large monolith that commemorates the believed starting point for the Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed most of the Medieval city. Our supplier is committed to providing intellectually curious and adventurous travelers with specialist guides and professionals for an in depth cultural experience.