Classic Sights and Hidden Histories

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    Cewupuft
    08 Dec 2016
    Clock 80min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    You may be familiar to the most famous sights of London, but are you familiar with the history, stories and characters behind them? This tour takes in all of London's most iconic spots, ideal for plenty of photo ops, but allows you to learn the hidden histories behind famous buildings...

    Travel back over 500 years to meet Queen Victoria, King James I, King Henry VIII (and all his wives!) plus Winston Churchill, Admiral Horatio Nelson (the chap on the column), the namesake of Big Ben and his less well-known companion, plus the real story behind the man who could have destroyed Parliament, Guy Fawkes.

    Throughout, you'll be rewarded with plenty of facts and trivia that are guaranteed to shed new light on parts of London you think you know... or do you?

    This is a step-free route suitable for wheelchair users.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Horseguards, Admiralty Citadel, Cabinet War Rooms, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square.

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    We'll start outside the South Side exit of Green Park underground station on Piccadilly.

    Take the 'Green Park' or 'Piccadilly (South Side)' exits from Green Park station, on the Jubilee, Piccadilly or Victoria lines.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    There are plenty of stops at the start and end, for food, coffee or a bathroom break, but the main section of the tour passes through a less well serviced part of Central London.

    Best time to walk:

    The quieter morning hours are a good time to do this walk, before the workers' lunch and the tourism rush. Start around 10am, in time to finish for an early lunch!

    Precautions:

    It's a very safe route through a popular part of town. Please look both ways when crossing the busy Central London roads, including when crossing at a "green man", as London cyclists don't always stop for them!

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