London is famous as one of the great World Cities, part of its fame comes from London’s rich architectural heritage. The Romans established London as a small trading port in 45 AD.
Roman London contained a Bath House, Temples and an Ampitheatre. Little of the Roman city of London is left to see today. But there are several sites in the City of London where Roman London can be glimpsed. Part of the London Wall which surrounded the Roman city is still standing and below the City the Temple of Mithras can be visited. The earliest standing building in London is The Tower of London, which was built in the 1070s by William the Conqueror. It still remains a powerful symbol of authority and is a building of architectural importance.
From a small village, centred around the City, London has expanded in all directions. Each part of London has its own unique architectural character. The East End of London was an area of London that welcomed various groups of refugees and emigrants. The area has streets of 17th century houses which testify to the success of these groups who set up businesses in the developing city and thrived.
Soho is an old part of London with its own character. Developed in the seventeenth century, amid the vibrant cafes, restaurants and night life there are still many large seventeenth and 18th century houses to be seen. The area also contains fine London squares and important churches. Theatreland in the heart of London has a wide variety of architecturally important buildings, many built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It’s a great area to walk around and take in the character of the area.
Every area of London is rich in church architecture, the London churches cover all architectural periods from the Medieval Westminster Cathedral through to St Paul's built in 1675 and Christ Church Spitalfields built in the early eighteenth century.
The parks of London are part of the architectural planning of London with Regent's Park and St James's Park both developed as part of John Nash’s plan for the area around Regent Street and the Mall. Built in the 1800s the area has a fine row of colonnaded buildings looking onto St James Park.
Outside the main City area houses were built in what was then the countryside. Areas such as Pimlico, Hampstead, Notting Hill Gate and Campden were built and offer a range of architectural styles and urban planning initiatives. So get exploring!
Join us throughout the festive season, when the capital’s most famous shopping neighbourhoods are festooned with an array of spectacular twinkling Christmas lights – it’s just so magical!
Classic London Premier Tour
Panoramic sightseeing trip with running commentary, punctuated with stops for stand up presentations from our talented team of Guides, and we get to see most of London’s iconic landmarks.
Classic London Ultimate Tour
Full day of panoramic sightseeing with stops for stand-up presentations at ALL of London’s iconic landmarks, including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 5 Royal Palaces.
Royal London and Windsor Route of Monarchy Tour
A special experience for fans of the award-winning Netflix TV drama ‘The Crown’, especially if starry-eyed or curious about our British royal family.
Hampton Court and Hever Castle Tudor Tour
Visit Hnery VIII's Hampton Court Palace and historic Hever Castle on a chauffeur-driven day tour from London with an experienced guide.
Discover the secrets of music in Soho, stunning art in the National Gallery and stories of London’s Theatreland in ONE DAY with a bubbly Blue Badge Guide and musician.
Rock and Roll with Beatlemania!
Beatle buffs will enjoy our Magical Mystery Tour as we get to all their London hangouts and you can have a treasured picture on the world-famous Abbey Road crosswalk.
London in a Day
Short on time? Discover the best of London in ONE DAY on this Westminster & City tour. Includes views of St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
Stonehenge and Windsor Castle Tour
Visit the ancient monument of Stonehenge and royal Windsor Castle on a chauffeur-driven day tour from London with an experienced guide.
Wizarding London & Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter's London on a chauffeur-driven tour with experienced guide and then off to the spellbinding Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter.