Self Guided Tours
There's More To Moorgate
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A London Miscellany Tours are proud to announce the launch of their NEW range of self guided tours.
We've hooked up with a fantastic company that hosts tours from all around the world to deliver a fantastic tour experience at a really competitive price.
These tours work on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) on your mobile phone and are virtually hands free
Tours works offline. After you download a tour, the audio will be available offline along with an offline map, so no roaming charges.
With GPS autoplay, you can focus on your surroundings. Put in your headphones, tap on Start, and let the tour guide you.
If you do wander off in the wrong direction, the tour will play an audio alert, and you can follow the map on your screen to the next location.
Starting from Tuesday 8th February there will be two NEW tours to choose from. Scroll down to see further details.
We're giving away a number of FREE tours to celebrate the launch, so if you'd like one, click the button before they all go.
Do you long to get off the well-worn London tourist trail and see more of the city’s hidden corners? If so, this walking tour is the one for you. Moorgate is probably not on most people’s lists of top locations to visit, but it’s oozing with history, from the first Roman settlement through to the early 1900s.
As a born and bred Londoner, the city’s history has always fascinated me, and I started to put together tours around ten years ago. It’s really important to me that you not only get to see and hear about the locations and buildings on the route, but you also hear stories about the people who once lived there.
On this walk, I'll introduce you to a slightly crazy Elizabethan Doctor, the most feared man in Tudor England, and an unlucky delivery boy who got a clip round the ear for attending to a call of nature.
Pimlico: Fairer Than Florence
Trace Pimlico’s history, from little more than an agricultural swathe beyond the fringes of Westminster. On this walking tour, you’ll hear all about Thomas Cubitt, the “master builder” who transformed Pimlico into the neighbourhood of beautiful garden squares that you see today. We’ll explore the grid of handsome white stucco terraces that he developed and, along the way, I’ll tell you stories about some of the area’s intriguing residents.
For all its beauty and order, Pimlico is no stranger to death, chaos and destruction. Its relatively modern history is made all the more interesting because the people and events that took place here are still within living memory.
Not Avenues, But Alleyways
London was once a city filled with hundreds of labyrinthine alleys and courtyards, but sadly many have been lost to the developer’s axe. On this walking tour, we’ll track down the ancient thoroughfares that remain within the vicinity of Fleet Street while I share a few fascinating stories about the people that once trod these streets.
I’ll give you a peek into the history of Fleet Street, once the major entrance and exit to the city from the South West. You’ll learn about the area’s long association with the printing trade, its connection to several prominent writers and poets, and its ties to the legal profession.
East Of Eden
Since the time of the Romans the River Thames has been the gateway into the City of London for trade. The creeks and beaches of the river made for easy access and over hundreds of years jetties, wharfs and warehouses sprang up along the banks. Lets walk a part of the river where tails of pirates, witches and mutiny rub shoulders with the corporate heart of the modern city and hear about the harsh life for some who made their homes along the banks.
Between the two World Wars, the area now known as Fitzrovia attracted many famous artists, writers and poets who lived and worked within its narrow streets. The Bohemian lifestyle they created gave the area a reputation for loose living and scandal. Walk with me down streets that have seen their fare share of goings on over the years in the area that until the 1970s officially had no name.