90 mins linear tour
Step-free (if lift is working)
Learn the use of the river Thames and the London which has grown around it. The River Thames has been a vital part of London for centuries. This private walking tour will take you through some of the most important parts of its history.
You’ll be able to see all the famous landmarks and hear stories that you won’t find in any guidebook. Susan is a qualified City of London guide who knows everything there is to know about the river Thames. Marvel at the engineering of London’s first bridge for 100 years. Learn about Queen Matilda and King Alfred and the importance of Queenhithe.
Hear how the river Thames is as important for London even now.
Susan, your qualified City of London guide, will take you on a 90 minute private walking tour along the famous Thames river. Hear the origins of the nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, visit the location of medieval public toilets.
Start: Blackfriars Station
End: Tower of London
Thames History walk on a perfect sunny day. Part of a well-being event for a small charity. My colleagues loved being on the “other side of the Thames” having never really walked on that side. We loved the interesting facts about the tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. See the original review