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Monument to the Great Fire of London Tours

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Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, known locally as the Monument, commemorates the fire that swept London in 1666. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1677, the 202-foot (61-meter) Doric column stands exactly 202 feet (61 meters) from where the fire began. Today, visitors can ascend the landmark for panoramic views of the city.

The Basics
See the Monument along with its neighboring attractions on a city tour, learning more about its history from a guide. Opt for a bike or black cab tour, which includes the Monument, for quick and easy transfer, or enjoy the more immersive experience of a walking tour. Alternatively, hop-on hop-off services allow you to ascend the Doric column and admire its gilded urn, base inscriptions, and sweeping views at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Monument is a must-see for anyone interested in London’s history.
  • Be prepared for a fair climb, as there are 311 steps to the Monument’s summit.
  • The viewing platform is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Some tours include admission; otherwise, there is a cash charge to enter the Monument.

How to Get There
Take advantage of tours offering round-trip transfer to skip the hassle of navigating London. Otherwise, Monument is the nearest underground stop, while London Bridge and Fenchurch Street are the nearest mainline stations. Several local and hop-on hop-off bus services stop nearby.

When to Get There
The imposing Monument is a sight to see any time of year, though the vistas it offers are particularly pleasing in spring and summer when the weather is clear—especially as later opening hours offer sunset views. The Monument is open daily, except December 24, 25, and 26.

Annus Mirabilis
It’s often said that there are three key dates in English history: 1066, 1666, and 1966. The middle date is often referred to as annus mirabilis, or year of miracles, in reference to John Dryden’s poem. This year saw the surprising defeat of the Dutch navy, as well as the Great Fire of London, which destroyed more than 10,000 properties but took the life of relatively few people. The Great Fire also led to improved building regulation and the beginning of the fire brigade.
Address: Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH, England
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Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

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Explore the main attractions along London’s central riverside on this half-day Thames River bike tour. On this small-group excursion, see the world-famous sites that flank the river, including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, cross the Tower Bridge and indulge in international delicacies at Borough Market. As you ride, enjoy interesting commentary about the city's rich and extensive history. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.44
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London Evening Bike Tour

London Evening Bike Tour

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Experience London beneath the atmospheric cloak of evening on a sunset bicycle tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover all of the English capital’s iconic landmarks as you cycle at a leisurely pace past Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. Marvel at the illuminated majesty of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s intriguing historical heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.02
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$57.02
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London Old City Walking Tour

London Old City Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in legend and grandeur on a walking tour through London. On this fun and informative excursion, explore the warren of streets that make up London's Old City to visit sites like Covent Garden, St. Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge, as well as infamous locations such as the Tower of London—where many enemies of the crown met their deaths. Explore this cutting-edge metropolis that remains a landmark of tradition.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.82
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$19.82
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$42.76
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Old City of London 3-Hour Walking Tour

Old City of London 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Get a more intimate glimpse into the historic City of London than you would by coach or car on a walking tour. Designed to delight history buffs, this tour reveals off-the-beaten-path places and allows you to orient yourself among central London’s winding streets without getting lost. If you’re visiting London for the first time, this tour provides a great way to kickstart your vacation.
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  • 3 hours
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Private London Tour by Traditional Black Cab: City Sights from Above and Below

Private London Tour by Traditional Black Cab: City Sights from Above and Below

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See London’s iconic sights from a variety of vantage points on a black cab tour that goes above and below ground. With a knowledgeable driver, descend to the city’s subterranean tunnels and climb to vertiginous viewing platforms offering sweeping vistas of the English capital. Climb the spiral stairs of the Monument to the Great Fire of London; gaze at the glittering River Thames as you travel over it on a cable car; and marvel at the elegant dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$557.92
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$377.41
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 10 days
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$107.25
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$107.25

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.30
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Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

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Lose yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this private 3-hour walking tour of London. Visit the real-life inspirations and filming locations of the Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and follow in the footsteps of characters such as Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 3 hours
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$171.10
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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$712.74
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Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour

Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour takes you around the city in a classic London black cab. Visit notable sites and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, the London Eye, Tower of London, and much more as your local guide shares interesting stories and history at each locale. You can also choose to attend a Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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  • 4 hours
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$407.28
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Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

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Couple your London sightseeing with a special gourmet meal aboard this one-of-a-kind bus tour. Over the course of several hours, enjoy a refined, 6-course meal, and upgrade for wine pairings. As you dine, travel across the city: glimpse highlights ranging from the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square to the Tower of London as you go.
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  • 3 hours
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$142.55
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London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

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London is full of historic monuments, beautiful architecture, and traditional pubs, but this tour is designed to take you off the tourist trail. With a private guide and a custom-made itinerary, discover the sights not included on most city tours—Dickensian alleyways, Roman ruins, ancient churches, and hidden gems that only locals know about.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$196.85
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Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

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Discover the highlights of London with efficiency and style when booking your own private driver-guide to explore the English capital. Travel in a traditional black cab to attractions including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and Westminster Abbey. With your own dedicated transportation and insightful guide, you can take in more sights without the hassles of navigating the busy streets on your own.
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  • 7 hours
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$536.25
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The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Travel back in time on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the City of London, a 2,000-year-old former Roman settlement in the heart of England’s capital. Ideal for lovers of history, this tour covers landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 12th-century Temple Church, and Tower Bridge. Your guide brings the history of London to life through commentary on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$88.16
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City of London Highlights Private Walking Tour

City of London Highlights Private Walking Tour

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On this tour we travel through the 2000 years of London's history from the days of the Roman invasion to present day. We will see many of the iconic buildings and places which have played a major role in shaping this part of London - The Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, The Monument to the Great Fire and hear how the financial centre has grown over the past 20 years. We also visit some places where most tours do not go. Private rooms and cellars and ancient pubs tucked away beneath the towering skyscrapers. There are many opportunities to pause to take photos and on certain days there will be guest speakers who will relate more stories of the history of these places. Lunch can taken in a typical London coffee house or cafe or in a local pub.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$386.83
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Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

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The City of London and the City of Westminster are two of London’s most historic districts and home to many of the capital’s most famous landmarks. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and enjoy a custom-made itinerary. Visit sights like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey; explore Covent Garden, Soho, and Trafalgar Square; then stop for a drink (own expense) at a traditional English pub.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$169.70
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$169.70
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Half-Day Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

Half-Day Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

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Discover London on the only E-Bike tour currently on offer in the City. Zoom through the City on a world Class E-Bike that can reach speeds of up to 21kph!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.88
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Harry Potter's London Feat. Harry Potter Movie Locations

Harry Potter's London Feat. Harry Potter Movie Locations

“Can we find all this in London?” “If you know, where to go!” This tour will take you where you need to go. London is a paradise for filmmakers and also for tourists as well as for any die-hard Potterhead with exciting adventures in the city. Ready to visit London’s inspirational iconic locations in the wizarding world of the Harry Potter film series? This tour is perfectly designed for true Potterheads. It is time to take you to London while you wait for your Hogwarts letter in 4 Privet Drive, Surrey. It is important to note that this tour should not be confused with the one offered by Warner Bros’ Making of Harry Potter Backlot Tour in Hertfordshire (North London). That is a totally different one. Along the route of your Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take lots of pictures and see the film locations up-close with us! Get your camera and follow the footsteps of Harry Potter with our professional guidance. C'mon, join us!
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$900.09
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$900.09
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Private Tour: Ultimate History of London with Local Expert

Private Tour: Ultimate History of London with Local Expert

Let's take a journey to the times of eras crossing and see the traces of the cultures long gone around you. The Roman Wall, the statue of Emperor Trajan, and the Tower of London can serve as examples. Imagine you are Samuel Pepys walking down the London streets. Hear amazing stories of London's history. Take a stroll through the Seething Lane to find the diaries of this outstanding person. You will visit St Dunstan's, a building, which was restored after the London's Great Fire, Guildhall that is located right beside the Roman amphitheater, and St Paul's Cathedral, the highlight of the city! Head to York Water Gate and discover what’s left from the 17th-century palace. • Stroll through the most significant historical sights of London • An engaging guide knows how to liven up even the most uncomfortable weather with the London history insights. • Get a deep dive into the most interesting facts of the capital. • Put yourself in the shoes of Romans or the Great Fire witnesses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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The Nursery Rhyme Tour of London

The Nursery Rhyme Tour of London

Ever wonder why nursery rhymes can be so violent? This unique tour of London one like no other. Join us on this special tour and get a unique look at London as well as learning the true meanings of those nursery rhymes and places and events that inspired them. We will see some of the most famous buildings in the world as well as getting away from all the tourists as we explore the ancient streets usually only visited by Londoners & not many of them. In days gone by it could often be a dangerous, even deadly pursuit to talk politics or news to your friends & neighbours incase you were speaking to or overheard by an informer. To get round the problem, people would spread news & gossip by dressing up the meanings of what was being said so that their true meanings could be more easily denied to the authorities. Centuries later, these events are remembered as the nursery rhymes that we all sang in childhood around the world, some of which with much toned down & child-friendly lyrics.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.98
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$185.98
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3 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

3 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

This is one of our small getaway packages where you can enjoy most of London with our English host families. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 3 days
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$1,738.20
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$1,738.20
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Southwark: London's Historic Entertainment District Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Southwark: London's Historic Entertainment District Audio Tour by VoiceMap

On this self-guided GPS audio walk we follow in the footsteps of Chaucer and Shakespeare across London Bridge to the south bank of the Thames. Here is the district of Southwark, which used to have a murky reputation, as it provided the entertainment, manufacture and trade that City dwellers wanted but were not permitted within the boundaries of the City. You will visit ancient inns, churches, hospitals, markets and prisons, covering nearly 2,000 years of London history. The walk ends at the massive former Bankside Power Station, now converted into one of London's top tourist attractions - the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Excerpt from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - read by Rebecca Dittman. Courtesy of Librivox. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 45 minutes
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$5.55
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$5.55

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