If you have visited London before and seen many of the ‘traditional’ visitor attractions, then perhaps you might like to explore some of the lesser known treasures that London has to offer.
Our ‘Off The Beaten Track’ tour, includes the services of a professional Blue Badge Guide, who will reveal the secrets that these little gems of English history have to offer.
Your Chauffeur will collect you from your hotel at 10:00am and drive you to the first destination.
The Old Operating Theatre
Located in the Garret (roof space) of St Thomas’ Church, Southwark, the Old Operating Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres open to the public.
This museum reflects times when surgeons had no access to anaesthetics and survival of the patient came down to the swift techniques and skill of the surgeon. Amputations could be performed in less than a minute, to reduce pain and blood loss.
Please note there are no Toilet facilities and only cash payments are accepted.
Dennis Servers’ House
Step into 18 Folate Street and you step right back in time, to the days when the house was lived in by a family of Huguenot Silk Weavers. The meticulous recreation is intended to stimulate your senses with sounds and smells from the period, as you walk in the footsteps of those that once lived here.
At the northern end of London Bridge sits The Monument, commemorating the Great Fire of London in 1666. It stands 202ft tall, which also represents its distance from the bakers shop in Pudding Lane, where the fire broke out.
There are 311 steps that take you up to the viewing gallery for a spectacular view of the London skyline.
The options for lunch are almost endless, so whether you are looking for something light in a Café or a Pub Lunch, there will be something nearby for everyone.
The Clink Museum
Active for over 600 years, the notorious Clink Museum was in operation from the 12th century. This medieval prison was the source of terrible tortures and unscrupulous gaolers. The Clink Museum recreates the original conditions inside the prison, where you can learn about the misfortune of many inmates.
The Globe Theatre
The current Globe Theatre opened in 1997. This is a reconstruction of the original theatre that burned down in 1613 and is just a few yards from the original site.
The Globe is closely associated with William Shakespeare, as the original theatre was built by Shakespeare’s playing company, The Chamberlain’s Men in 1599. Open air performances are regularly held throughout the year, regardless of the inclement English weather.
Depending on how long you choose to spend at the above attractions, there may be some time left at the end of the day to visit Temple Church, located between Fleet Street and the River Thames. This is a 12th century Church, built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. It also served as the Royal Treasury during the reign of King John.
There are many other fascinating places to see in London, so if there are any ‘must see’ places on your wish list, please let us know so we can create a bespoke itinerary just for you.
Your tour will last 8 hours and commence from your hotel. At the end of the tour, your Chauffeur will return you to your hotel or happily take you to a destination of your choice in Central London.