There is no better way to stroll around London, than in the company of a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide. London's Blue Badge Tourist Guides are world famous for the accuracy of their information and their enthusiasm for sharing with visitors to Britain and Londoners alike, the amazing past and present of lively London.
This two-hour walking tour will take you past a great many of London's most important sights as well as along part of the ceremonial route that the Queen followed on her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. It also leads you past the sites of two events of the glorious 2012 Olympic Games. The idea of the Essential London Walk is to give you a taster of what is what and where it is. Return later at your leisure to such `icons' as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament or the London Eye for your own up close and personal visit and inspection.
Spitafields and Brick Lane... The East End has always been a poor cousin of the City of London. Over the centuries it has hosted waves of immigrants in search of a better life. All have left their imprint on the area, bringing new trades from silk-weaving and the rag trade to curry houses and jewellery shops.
Come and join a tour of London's Theatreland covering a selection of the most historically interesting theatres in the West End. You'll learn about the development of London theatre from the Restoration of the 17th century to the fringe theatre of today and there'll be tales of theatrical personalities, scandals, superstitions and hauntings.
This tour showcases art and architecture of the 21st Century. This spectacular part of the Docklands began as an integrated commercial development with significant investment in design and public spaces. Some of the world's leading architects and designers worked together in this area, and it's a part of London like no other. Come and see the future with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
London's one-time larder until the 1960s and now home to City Hall and some fine urban design, this area south of the Thames was once a mass of wharves and warehouses handling hides, grain, tea and dairy produce, as well as breweries and mills, and workshops for dyes, varnishes, sails, barrels and hoops.