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Battlefield Journey - Day Tours

#442 of 1,523 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About Battlefield Journey - Day Tours
Battlefield Journey offer a range of historical walks in London lasting from 2 to 3 hours. We also offer bespoke guided cycling and walking tours of the battlefields of Western Europe and beyond. Ideal for leisure cyclists and weekend walkers who have an interest in historical events.
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Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

Our tour explores a part of London steeped in history but rarely visited by tourists. Evidence of the past is all around. Part of this walk is about the development of trade - but we also focus on a darker side of London life. A London where pirates and crooks abound and where the law showed no mercy to those caught in the act.
There should also be time on this tour to visit one (or more) of the historic pubs such as The Town of Ramsgate and The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping or The Grapes in Limehouse.
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3 hours 30 minutes
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City of London Historical London Walk

The City of London walk takes us down alleyways and courtyards that hide centuries of history. The Square Mile has been destroyed twice - once in the Great Fire and again in the Blitz, but it remains the beating heart of London and continues to evolve and change.
Starting and finishing at St Paul's Cathedral this walk is a unique insight into London life from Roman times to the 21st century.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $31.54
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Matt wrote a review Jan 2020
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Andrew is a superb guide - his deep knowledge of the area opened our eyes to the history hidden in plain sight along the Thames, through a mixture of stories, architecture and artifacts that can still be found on the banks of the river. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Stuart A wrote a review Nov 2019
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom136 contributions47 helpful votes
A first class walk along the bank of the Thames from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf covering the colourful history of that part of London from how pirates met their end to how the different wharves came by their names. The history is illustrated by fascinating little "finds" that the casual passer-by may not notice such as a gibbet on the river side of a pub that was once used to hang pirates to discourage others and the sites of docks that have long since been filled in. Random little points of interest were also pointed out along the way such as the Queen's royal barge, the pub where you can see Gandalf's staff and where the great English painter Turner painted his masterpiece "The Fighting Temeraire".
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Carol B wrote a review Nov 2019
Potters Bar, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the Camden walk on Saturday and really enjoyed it. Andrew is an excellent guide and the whole day was extremely well organised, including an excellent pub lunch. We would definitely recommend this walk.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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maureen b wrote a review Nov 2019
essex13 contributions20 helpful votes
Brilliant and informative walk with a first class guide Andy. Been on walks with him before and he is a great guide
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Date of experience: November 2019
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MarkB wrote a review Sep 2019
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We visited the Somme battlefield, touring the sites by bike and located in one hotel. Andrew organised the whole trip really well, the hotel was pleasant and the evening meals very enjoyable. Visiting the sites is saddening and Andrew's knowledge of the subject and his understanding of the people involved brought home the true tragedy of war. Even though at times the mood was sombre, the cycling was a pleasure, with quiet country roads and paths. The whole experience was enriching and enjoyable.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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