Medieval London Tour

Explore London in the middle ages.

  • Private walking tour
  • Explore Medieval streets and architecture
  • Qualified City of London tour guide
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90 min linear tour

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Private walking tour

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Embark on a journey through the bustling streets of Medieval London.

Your experienced and qualified City of London tour guide, Ian McDiarmid, will take you back in time to experience life in one of the most exciting and dangerous cities in England.

Explore some of the city’s oldest and most fascinating landmarks.

Experience the sights and sounds of Medieval London, how religion pervaded their lives and how they had to put up with some pretty strong smells!

Names like Ironmonger Lane and Bread Street reflect a London where customers jostled, haggled and were occasionally conned. Discover how Londoners made their living. Come and explore the city that was once the most exciting, richest and deadliest place in England.

With us, you’ll get a real insight into the vibrant medieval culture that still resonates in today’s London.

So come join us on a private walking tour of Medieval London – it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!







Medieval London Tour Reviews:

Angela   31-Jan-2022

Another excellent walk and talk. Super guide, knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. Pace was good. Time to look around, take pictures, listen, ask questions and keep to time. Thank you. Thoroughly recommend.

Brenda   30-Jan-2022

Very enjoyable and interesting walk with Ian who is an excellent guide learning about the lives and times of Londoners. Would recommend.

Claudine   30-Jan-2022

As usual it was a very interesting tour where I learnt a lot about the history of London. I can only recommend it. Thank you to Ian.

Marilyn   4-Oct-2021

Fascinating insights into the guilds and the lives of Medieval Londoners in the heart of the city, with observations about architecture, life-style and infra-structure. Most enjoyable.

Carol   2-Oct-2021

I have been on several of Ian’s tours and each has been a delight. I can highly recommend the medieval London one, it is so easy to just go in circles in the city, trailing around busy roads and dull modern buildings. This tour shows you exactly where to find the gems plus a fascinating introduction to medieval London. Not to be missed.

Shirley   2-Oct-2021

An enjoyable and informative walk – an easy walking route suitable for all abilities . I love finding out the history of our wonderful city and a fun way to spend 90 mins . The meeting point outside Cannon St station is easy to find and the finish point at St Pauls is perfect for post walk lunch spots .

Bettina   12-Aug-2021

We had a somewhat rainy but very enjoyable Mediaeval London walk yesterday afternoon. Our guide Ian was friendly and a font of information. A bit too much about the guilds and buildings for my liking, and less about the daily life of the Londoners back then – although I have a good idea about their toilet habits now. I will definitely join other walks of this company but for me personally a few more anecdotes and a bit less pure information would be more enjoyable. Thank you very much to Ian for the lovely walk!

Robert   1-Aug-2021

Hard tour in some ways as there is little to see. Lots to say which was very enjoyable. At the end you will see hints of medieval times everywhere. Thanks for an interesting afternoon.

Your Guide: Ian McDiarmid