- A Tudor mansion, parts of which have 14th century monastic origins, at which Queen Elizabeth 1st once stayed.
- A 16th century gatehouse that Shakespeare knew.
- An atmospheric old church that dates back to 1123.
- A pre-fire building that dates back to 1602.
- A timbered building that once glowed in the flames of brutal martrydoms.
All these wonderful places are located within a few streets of each other, and every one of them is featured on this enchanting voyage of genuine discovery.
There is so much to see, so much to experience and so much to enjoy on one of our most magical London walks.
Every corner turned presents you with a new surprise.
- There is the golden boy who gazes down upon the site where the Great Fire ended in 1666.
- Close by is a gatehouse over which the city's only statue of Henry V111 stands as a silent sentry.
- Cross the road and you find yourself outside a mysterious watch-house, built to prevent the bodysnatchers from disturbing the rest of the newly departed.
Dickens and Shakespeare; monks and mad men; the wicked and the wily, all make an appearance on this eventful and thought-provoking stroll through London's past.
Our grand finale digs deep into London's distant past to uncover a rich vein of Roman London. Imposing stone walls, crumbling towers and sturdy foundations will take you back 2,000 years to the city's beginnings. Here the rush of modern London becomes but a distant murmur as you found yourself in a secret world that some who work close by don't even know exists.
So join us for a breathtaking journey through 2,000 years of plagues, fire, humour, tragedy and fascinating history as reveal a hidden city that you would never dream still existed.