About The Tour
On this walk of this fascinating area of London, you'll be wandering the streets, squares and alleyways, which would have been well known to poets and literary giants, such as Charles Dickens. With a story on every corner, your guide will take you inside an incredible 18th century home of a famous London architect, left untouched since his death where each room is a work of art, lined with items from his spectacular and eclectic collection. View the Inns of Court, the offices of our wig and gowned barristers, whose obscure origins date back to the 13th century.
Wander through the largest square in London, where a failed plot to assassinate Elizabeth I was hatched and see the place where Oliver Cromwell’s exhumed body was displayed before his posthumous execution! Pass the historic inn where prisoners would be taken for an ale before their execution. Visit the oldest tea shop in London and the narrowest … where you can still by the famous brand tea today! Take a peek inside the Royal Courts of Justice, the highest civil court in the land.
Why not finish the walk with a pint in London’s oldest pub, frequented by Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle and Dr Samuel Johnson, author of the first English Dictionary, who famously said ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’
Please note that the 18th Century home can only be visited Wednesday to Sunday.
Your guide will meet you at your central London hotel or a pre-arranged location if you prefer and travel with you to the start of the walk.