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The Tower of London: Explore its often gruesome history on a walking audio tour

Explore the history of the Tower of London before you go into the Tower! Some of the city's most fascinating and bloody histories occurred outside and around the Tower. Learn about the origins of Londons first bridge across the Thames and how you are not quite walking in its footsteps. Find out where the guns of HMS Belfast are actually pointed and as you walk across Londons iconic Tower Bridge you will find out the death-defying history of transport minding the gap.

The tour is created and voiced by J P Holdstock an English author of murder mystery historical fiction books. His passion for the medieval history of London and its people is evident in his tour. Get ready to journey back in time as he tells the sometimes gruesome stories from the 12th and 13th centuries.

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40 to 120 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to this tour in English
    • VoiceMap app for Andoird and iOS
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone and headphones
    • Transportation
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

    The tour starts here at The Monument which is a Doric column adorned by flames that commemorates the great fire of London and the subsequent rebuilding of the city.

    Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

    The tour takes you over London Bridge where you learn a bit about it and it's predecessor's history.

    Pass By: The Shard 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG England

    From London Bridge you will have a fantastic view of The Shard. It's got 95 floors and was started in 2009 and opened to the public in 2013. It's also been known as the Shard of Glass and London Bridge Tower.

    Pass By: South Bank, Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge south to St George's Circus, London SE1 England

    The tour goes along the South Bank of the River Thames.

    Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

    You'll have a great view of the HMS Belfast and will learn a bit about the ship during this tour.

    Pass By: City Hall 110 The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA England

    You'll pass London's City Hall on the tour. It was completed in 2002 and is essentially the Mayor of London's office.

    Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

    The tour takes you over Tower Bridge where you will learn a bit more about what used to go on at the bridge.

    Pass By: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

    A large part of the tour takes place at the Tower of London where you'll hear about its fascinating history.

    Pass By: Trinity Square Gardens, Tower Hill Station 38 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ England

    The tour takes you through the garden

    Pass By: Tower Hill, London, UK

    You'll pass by Tower Hill and discover some fascinating facts about the executions that took place there

  • Departure Point :
    Monument to the Great Fire of London, Fish St Hill, Bridge, London EC3R 8AH, UK
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/23/2019 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/1/2021 - 10/22/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge Rd, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LE, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Organised by VoiceMap

Activity ID: V-110804P198

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