London’s historic environment represents a depth of character largely unmatched by any other city in the world. The capital's diversity, landscape, architecture and history make it a vibrant place to live and visit. The capital's heritage reflects largely on its people and their impact on its structure and it is of great importance to appreciate and explore the influence of historic cultural activity from all sections of London’s diverse community.
Many of London's monuments and historic buildings are managed by 'English Heritage', a charity which states that it uses these properties to "bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year". The organisation manages, protects and restores these properies and provides membership which gives benefits such as free admission. Properties managed by English Heritage include Eltham Palace, Wellington Arch, Winchester Palace and London Wall.
You can't stroll around London without noticing blue plaques attached to the outside of many buildings and properties. London's blue plaque scheme is managed by English Heritage with each plaque recognising a person of significance. There are over 950 blue plaques in the capital celebrating the lives of notable people such as John Lennon from the Beatles to Laurie Cunningham, the first black footballer to play for England in a competitive match.
Much is being done to protect and maintain London's heritage with improvements to supporting infrastructure and visitor facilities. The historic environment of London has built an important heritage, which is rich in character and content and provides a basis for generations to learn from and enjoy.
Visit Shakespeare's historic Startford and the picturesque Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace on a chauffeur-driven day tour from London with an experienced guide.
Royal parks, squares, markets and canals - full day west to east trail
A West to East London walking trail majoring on green spaces. An excellent way to see how London developed and how it all fits together.
Ghastly Ghosts of Haunted London
London’s the world’s most haunted capital, and our nerve-tingling, hair-raising, shiver- shaking ride with our ‘gruesome’ guide takes you to the darkest hidden corners of our secret city!
Downton Abbey Movie Location Hunt
Travel back to Edwardian London and hunt for movie locations from the celebrated TV series Downton Abbey.
Soho & Music Walk
Love music? Explore Soho's rich musical history (from The Beatles to David Bowie and even Mozart) in this exciting walk full of mysterious alleyways, secret treasures and colourful anecdotes.
London’s Darkest Hour Tour
Viewers left spellbound by the 2017 Hollywood award-winning blockbuster can now refresh that experience offscreen, as we take you back to those dark days of London in the blitz.
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.
Yorkshire & The Dales Tour
Visit the Yorkshire Dales on a chauffeur-driven tour from London with an experienced guide.
London Drive Round Tour
Visit London's popular attractions in a one day chauffeur-driven drive round tour with an experienced tour 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.