Free Tour City of London and the River (Southbank)

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on December 12, 2019

Free Walking Tour London was created to show you the best of London in a more cost-effective way. Our guides are experts in history and London in general and are only too happy to recommend ways to spend your time in the U.K. capital. Our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis whereby you can enjoy a tour with us, and then at the end of the tour, you can show your appreciation to our guides.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In this tour of the City of London you will get to know the oldest part of London, also known as the old Roman city or"Londinium". In addition to being the oldest area of ​​the city, it also has some of the city's most modern and sophisticated buildings. You will hear about how this area has been affected by plague, fire and the London Blitz during the Second World War, and why this is now one of the most modern and important parts of London. 

However, our route goes one step furthe and explores the other side of the River Thames (Southbank). Passing by places like the Tate Modern, and its collection of modern art, the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare developed his plays and other places like the Southwark Cathedral, the English galleon the Golden Hind or the Clink Prison, let yourself be surprised and get involved in the incredible history of the place. To finish the tour, we will end the route between the Tower of London, with its spooky and interesting stories and the Tower Bridge, always surprising and majestic for the visitor.

- Our meeting point will be the Queen Anne Statue, opposite St. Paul's Cathedral, and ends at the famous Tower Bridge!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    4 St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M ...
    4 St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AY, UK
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    By Queen Anne Statue, in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. Look for the 'Free Walking Tour London' Purple Umbrellas or Flags.

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    Outside visit
    St. Paul's Cathedral
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Millennium Bridge
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    Outside visit
    Tate Modern
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    Outside visit
    Winchester Palace
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    Outside visit
    Southwark Cathedral
  • 6
    Outside visit
    River Thames London
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Tower of London
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Tower Bridge

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Henry 23 Apr 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
muy linda caminata por la costa del rio y muy buenas historias de nuestro guia
Tirza 23 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
A pesar del mal tiempo lo pasamos genial. El Tour fue interesante y entretenido y el guía fue muy profesional. Lo recomiendo
Marcelo 23 Apr 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Es un recorrido necesario para conocer esta parte de Londres y parte de su historia.
Therese 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Rob is a lovely friendly lad with lots of knowledge
Denise_baldacchino 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
It was a lovely experience and very informative. The guru was great. Thank you.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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