In Times of Trouble- City of London, Private Guided Tour

Take a walk on the dark side with this guided adventure through London’s less salubrious past- not for the faint of heart.

2 hours


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

2:30 pm

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General information

  • Private Tour

  • Take in a darker part of London’s history in the oldest part of the city with a Private Guide

  • Saunter past St Paul’s cathedral, Smithfield’s market, St Bartholomew’s church and a whole host of other extraordinary sites to hear the stories you rarely find in the guidebooks

  • Enjoy a beverage in a grade II listed gin palace with a murky past

Tour description

The 2000 year old City of London has seen plenty of glory over the years, framed by exquisite architecture from the splendour of St Paul’s Cathedral to the grandiose surrounds of the Guildhall. 


However, with every tale of triumph in an ancient city comes its fair share of horrible happenings and London is no different. Pestilence and persecution, crime and punishment, war and fire, plots and body snatchers- with your expert guide and small group, wander the winding streets of the old city hearing of a past some have hard tried to forget, before settling your nerves with a drink at an old gin tavern.


On this tour you will find no tall tales or alleged hauntings. Every detail you will hear is, some might say unfortunately, all too true.

What's Included

  • Private guided tour of the City of London. 

  • English Speaking local expert guide

  • A drink in an old tavern

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities 

  • Food & drink not specified above

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

from £250 for a group of up to 5

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          Mobile voucher accepted

Meeting Place

Meet our guide outside Bank underground station. Please follow the signs for Exit 3, and then take the stairs up to street level.

Your guide will meet you by the Duke of Wellington statue) 

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to the tour. Learn More

The Important Stuff

  • Please arrive ten minutes before the start time on your voucher.

  • Though the ground is mostly flat, we cover quite a lot of it so please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.