Private Walking Tours in London

3 hour Tours accompanied by a specialised English-speaking art historian

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Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Description: The Tower of London is Europe’s best preserved medieval fortress, established by William the Conqueror in 1067. You will visit the Jewel House containing the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and Chapel of St. John, one of the purest expressions of Norman architecture. You will gain incredible insights into the Tower’s architecture and history on this private walking tour. Just downriver from the Tower is Tower Bridge, a famous London landmark built between 1886 and 1894. The view from the towers provides a wonderful panorama of London, all the way downriver to Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

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British Museum
Description: The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world, with 7 million objects in the collection. Your expert guide will provide illuminating insights into its many treasures, including the famous Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, Assyrian Art, Greek Art and sculptures from the Parthenon, Roman Art and other museum masterpieces. 

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Tate Britain and Tate Modern
Description: Tate Britain, where your tour starts, contains the main collection of British Art from the 16th century to the present day. The permanent collection includes works by Turner, Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti,  and many others. A boat trip down the Thames links the two Tates and provides a wonderful panorama of London from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to S. Paul’s Cathedral and the City. You alight on the South Bank for the Tate Modern, to see its imposing collection of modern European masterpieces with works by Boccioni, De Chirico, Degas, Matisse, Picasso and American Abstract Expressionists.

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Westminster Abbey, Banqueting Hall
Description: Your tour starts from Westminster Abbey, in its impressive early Gothic style, still used for daily worship and royal functions. Then you will walk down Whitehall towards the Banqueting House Inigo Jones built (1619-22) for James I Stuart. Entering Trafalgar Square, you will see Nelson’s Column and the Mall, leading to Buckingham Palace. In the National Gallery, priceless and timeless art works are displayed: Jan Van Eyck’s “Arnolfini Wedding”, Piero della Francesca’s “The Baptism of Christ”, Botticelli’s “Mars and Venus”, Leonardo’s “Virgin of the Rocks”, Rembrandt’s last self-portrait and the French Impressionists collection.

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St. Paul’s Cathedral
Description: The cathedral is one of London’s most famous and most recognizable sights. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City. The present building dates from the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style that represents England’s sober Baroque. The cathedral has a very substantial crypt, holding over 200 memorials including Donne, Welligton, Churchill and Nelson. You can climb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and try out its unique acoustics.

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Apsley House and the Victoria & Albert Museum
Description: Your tour begins at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s Victorian centre of art and crafts dedicated to the royal couple, now a museum of arts from all countries, styles and periods. Walking along Knightsbridge, you will reach N.1 London, Apsley house, that became in 1817 the grand mansion of the Duke of Wellington, the victor of Napoleon. You will find the treasures given to the Duke by the European Monarchs returned to their thrones after the defeat of Napoleon.

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National Gallery
Description: See the best of London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s most visited art museums, on this private 3-hour tour. With a specialist art historian guide, tick off the gallery’s most impressive paintings and learn more about the artists behind them. Get up close to works by the Italian greats, including da Vinci and Michelangelo, and Flemish masterpieces from the likes of Rubens and Campin. You’ll also take in timeless paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Cezanne.

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Hampton Court Palace
Description: Tick off Hampton Court Palace’s highlights on this 3-hour private tour. With your very own historian guide, discover the magnificence of King Henry VIII’s favorite royal residence. Marvel at the lavishly decorated Tudor Quarters, take a moment to reflect in the opulent Chapel Royal, traverse the cobbled courtyards and see masterpieces from the revered Royal Collection. Along the way, learn about the palace’s history and hear more about the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian royals who lived within its iconic red brick walls.

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