The best historical walks around London

The streets of London have a lot of secrets and are literally imbued with history, embodied in interesting details. You can become involved in that history, become a part of it - your imagination will draw pictures of things happened there. And what can be better creator of interesting movies than your mind? You can even share it with your friends.

London of Dickens.

This city was not only a home for a famous writer, but also a source of inspiration. Our journey begins with the building at 48 Doughty Street. Today, here is the Charles Dickens Museum, where you can find out which places were especially important for the writer. Among them, Saffron Hill, on which, in "The Adventures of Oliver Twist", there was Fagin's den, as well as Old Bailey - the place mentioned in the " Great Expectations". And, of course, Wood Street, at which 10-year-old Charles Dickens came when he first arrived in London. This walk, which takes about 90 minutes, will take you to a completely different era, and you will see images from books you read in your youth. And if you want to extend the pleasure, cross the Thames on the London Bridge to Southwark and find the place where Nancy from "The Adventures of Oliver Twist" died. You can end your walk at the George Inn, in the heart of Dickens's London.

Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX, UK

Legal London.

The place between Embankment and Fleet Street served as a home to London attorneys in wigs. These places store incredibly many secrets, and, walking with a guide, you will learn them all. A tour begins at the Gray's Inn, where Charles Dickens once worked as a clerk, and continues to the places of London that breathe history. The tour lasts two hours, and you will not be bored for a second.

Inns of Court City & Essex Yeomanry, Stone Buildings, London, WC2A 3TG, UK

London and the Roman Empire.

Go back to the past with the Museum of London's walking tour of Londinium. This fascinating journey will tell you about the 400 years of the life of Roman London. You will see some of the most important, but little-known monuments of history. Look at the remnants of the Western Roman Gate, take a look at the newly discovered public bath on Upper Thames Street, and also learn the details of the life of the gladiators in the London`s Roman Amphitheater (and rejoice that you are not a gladiator). The walk ends at the Museum of London, where the greatest collection of Roman artifacts is kept.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Royal Greenwich.

The Greenwich Tour Guide Association offers a program of walks with local experts. The company has an interesting route - Royal Greenwich Meridian Walk. This is a physically simple tour around the Greenwich Park - the oldest royal park in London. Then you can take a look at the Royal Observatory and finish the walk in Greenwich Town. The Association also offers historical walks to places connected with military history, and other tours.

Greenwich Park, London, UK

Great London Fire.

Follow the route of the Great London Fire - one of the most famous fires in history; and find out more about the city of 1666. Look at the greatest sights that were consumed by the five-day fire and subsequently rebuilt. Walk the 311 steps of the monument dedicated to the Great Fire at Pudding Lane, where the fire has actually appeared. Learn more about the narrow streets and wooden houses that fueled the fire. And finish the walk at Golden Boy, Pie Corner, where the disaster ended.

Pudding Ln, London, EC3R 8AB, UK

Jack the Ripper.

Go back 120 years ago with the East End Tour Company. During the walk, the guide will tell you the story of Jack the Ripper, one of the most famous and creepy criminals of all time. From 19:30 the group is led along eerie alleys, located next to one of the city's greatest mysteries. You will see scenes of murders and places where the most important evidence was. You will fully feel the atmosphere of the East End of 1888.

Walk around the royal land (Royal Soil Walk).

Walk around Central London and get to know the nobles, studying the royal parks and gardens. The route will begin at St James' Park and will follow the trails of the kings and queens of past and present. You will visit the most prestigious places of the capital, admire Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and Royal Albert Memorial. And it is just an hour walk to Kensington Palace, where you can learn more about the royal family.

St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ, UK

Interesting Richmond.

The walk begins in Old Town Hall, then the Richmond Palace goes in the program. Cross the river along the cult bridge and enjoy the view of Richmond Hill during this leisurely walk. The history of the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Georgian and Victorian epochs intertwined in this city.

Richmond, London, UK

Excursion to London Docklands.

On this walking tour you will learn about modern technologies and amazing history of docks. Previously, all were run by workers, and now this is a very bright and lively area. The walk lasts two hours, and during this time you will understand why the docks and warehouses were replaced by skyscrapers and glass towers.

London Docklands, London, UK

History of Jermyn Street.

Find out interesting store histories located on Jermyn Street, St James. Listen to the stories about the residents of one of the most exclusive streets in London. There was everything from secret brothels to the best ateliers. The history of this place is very lively and fascinating.

Jermyn St, St James's, London, SW1Y 6LX, UK

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