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Roman & Medieval London: Half-Day Tour

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4 hours
Availability : All year round
London
London
Min Age : 1+
Max People : 6
Description

Discover the impressive Roman & Medieval London on a half-day tour with Black Cab Heritage Tours.

The city of London, as it stands, was founded by the Romans and their rule lasted from 43 AD to the fifth century AD when Boudica burnt the city to the ground. It was surrounded by a set of defensive walls that can still be seen in a handful of places in London.

Let’s travel back in time to AD 43 to the Roman settlement of Londinium and witness the Romans marching into London on your black heritage cab time machine. You are advised to charge your imagination batteries overnight in order to view the special effects with clarity.

Dare to peek into the ‘Dead Man’s Hole’. Enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill and smirk at the origin of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’ Old Roman Wall to Roman Amphitheatre and the 800-year old Magna Carta, we make sure the drama never ceases at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Tower of London.

Get ‘hung, drawn and quartered in the tiny little medieval streets from London’s less glamorous past. Drift into the story of the ‘Great Fire of London’. Decode the blueprint of Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture, including his masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral. But we’re not done yet!.

‘Braveheart’, Body Snatchers, Gallows of Old Newgate Prison and the World famous Criminal Courts of Justice – The Old Bailey…we’ll keep ‘em coming. Till you’re ready to join the history club like the rest of us.

If you are a history lover, bring all your questions to the tour because your tour guide is a keen Londoner and a historian. For the rest, you’ll shun your illusions about history being a bore.

Departure & Return Location

Centrally located hotel in London

Departure Time

Hourly from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

What's Included

  • An Iconic London Black Cab
  • Pick up & Drop Off from your hotel
  • Professional Driver Guide

What's Not Included

  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
Itinerary

3 hoursRoman & Medieval London

This is a typical itinerary for this tour

Stop At: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE England

We take you right back in time to visit the old Roman Wall and this trip includes a special visit to the Roman Amphitheatre at the Guildhall Art Gallery – where you will also view the City Corporation’s Magna Carta, a document which is 800 years old!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

The Tower of London is a ‘World Heritage Site’, and while you are there on the cobblestone streets that surround this great castle, we shall introduce you to ‘Dead Man’s Hole’ – this Tour is not for the squeamish!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DJ, UK

You will get to enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill, where your Guide will explain the real origins of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Once you have been ‘hung, drawn and quartered on this trip down London’s less glamorous past – another highlight will include the story of the ‘Great Fire of London’ and a chance to view many of Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural gems, including his masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral which replaced old the Gothic place worship which was destroyed in that conflagration.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

Site of the Gallows of Old Newgate Prison.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2 7HH England

A Medieval Great Hall – a great survivor despite the Blitz in World War Two.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE England

Roman London is still visible here in the basement of this world-class Art Gallery.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Place of worship for 1,000 years – and site of royal coronations and burial place of British monarchs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Westminster’s 11th century Great Hall has been the scene of notorious trials of traitors.

Stop At: Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU England

Tudor Palace nestled on the south bank of the River Thames.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James’s Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James’s, London SW1A 1BS England

King Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace – is 500 years old.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England

One of the oldest thoroughfares in London.

Stop At: The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN England

Living the nation’s history since 1348 – a former monastery in the heart of the City of London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 40 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EA England

Former plague pit for victims of the Black Death.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

Notorious place of execution of Sir William Wallace (‘Braveheart’) in the movie starring Mel Gibson – the story of a 13th century Scottish warrior freedom fighter.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

A truly majestic medieval survivor hidden away in secret London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ, UK

‘For whom the bell tolls’ refers to this infamous old place of worship – and the old graveyard was frequented by the body snatchers!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH England

This old pub has been around since Tudor times – and even has a hanging noose on the river’s edge!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, Giltspur Street West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE England

The oldest hospital in London has been around since the 11th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cooper’s Row, London, UK

Visit the best remaining section of the old Roman Wall – built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2 England

Place of worship since Norman times sitting on a street once the route of monarchs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pickfords Wharf, London SE1, UK

Remains of Old Winchester Palace – one of the largest and most important buildings in medieval London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Clink Street, Clink St, London SE1, UK

Site of the notorious and infamous Clink Prison – former residence of the Mad the Bad the Sad.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

Place of worship since the 7th century – with some stunning interior architecture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: All Hallows By The Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ England

The oldest surviving church in London – miraculously surviving the Great Fire of London and the Blitz of World War Two.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: St. James’s Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Former hunting ground of King Henry VIII.

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