This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | [email protected] to make a booking.

Ancient London

Tower Hill Tram, Trinity Square Gardens

Guided by Sue

Knights, Nuns & Notoriety  This is a jolt of the pure stuff – the best sort of London Walks alchemy. The alchemy that results when you mix alleyways that tourists never find with London history* that would do the Sorcerer’s Apprentice proud. Here we’re in an urban enchanted forest, a place where 13 knights performed three deeds of bravery – one above ground, one below ground, and one in the water. A place where there’s a centuries-old peep hole – still there – to keep nuns safe from prying eyes. A place of a Maypole and 11,000 beheaded virgins and the most spectacular statue in London and a show-stopping garden with a fountain whose waters mimic the tail feathers of an ostrich. Let alone Bedlam, an outrageous prioress, Bluebell Girls, black magic, Geoffrey Chaucer and traitors’ heads. Guided by Sue.


The Ancient London walk takes place at 2 pm every Sunday afternoon. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Tower HillTube. Meet by the Tower Hill Tram Coffee Stall.  N.B. the walk ends at Liverpool Street Station.


“London’s best city tours” The Telegraph

“I joined the Ancient London – Knights, Nuns and Notoriety Tour… Our guide was Sue…*There is history on every corner, and Sue’s knowledge is exceptional. She asks questions on the way and includes everybody. The walk was so good, I’m going on The Ripper tour tonight with one of the foremost authorities on The Ripper taking the walk (Donald Rumbelow). An easy 5 stars, and something you can easily slip into the schedule.” Losrobos (Gerroa, Australia). 


If you can’t make any of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Ancient London walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Ancient London Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Niamh or Peter or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


A private London Walk makes a very special (and unique) gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


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