There’s lots of London to see, but you might be surprised by just how much of it can be viewed on foot. If you’re visiting for business and want to find out more about the city after a lunchtime meeting, check out one of these top walking tours you can join the afternoon...
London Walking Tour (Including Fast-Track Westminster Abbey / Changing of the Guard)
Begins: 2 pm
This great afternoon walking tour will help you beat the crowds, while still giving you the chance to see the iconic Westminster Abbey and the daily Changing of the Guard. At Westminster Abbey, you can take a look at the famous Coronation Chair, where every monarch since William the Conqueror has been crowned. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the wonderful garden and discover more about its history.
Later, you can see the Changing of the Guard ceremony with great views along the Mall, and hear fascinating stories about the royal family whilst standing outside Buckingham Palace. The tour keeps its numbers small (up to 25 people) so this is a great, intimate way to see some major sights during your stay at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.
Historical London Walking Tour (Westminster and Churchill’s War Rooms)
Begins: 2 pm
This fascinating afternoon tour takes you on a journey into Churchill’s War Rooms and provides lots of historical information about World War II. The war rooms themselves are a fascinating labyrinth of tunnels, and you’ll also discover bits of British history which might have otherwise been overlooked. In addition, you’ll take a walk along Westminster and find out more about the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The war room tour also comes complete with an audio tour which includes recordings of Churchill’s iconic speeches – so you can return to the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch having heard the words of one of Britain’s most famous sons, in unique and poignant surroundings.
British Museum: Private Tour
The British Museum is one of London’s most important museums and a stunning architectural feat in itself. If you really want to know more about the venue and its artefacts while taking advantage of London hotels special offers, then be sure to book a private tour so a guide can show you around in style. The tour takes around 2.5 hours to complete, so it is perfect for an afternoon visit. During this time, you’ll discover vital pieces from the 8-million-strong collection, including everything from samurai armour to prehistoric tools dating back over 2 million years.
London Old City Walking Tour
Begins: 3:30 pm
This delightful tour will allow you to immerse yourself in all the sights and sounds of London’s ‘Old City’, exploring the venues which have been around the longest including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. You’ll also discover fascinating tales from England’s history, with an expert guide bringing these stories to life throughout the trip.