This is a walking tour through two of the most interesting boroughs in Greater London situated along the River Thames – the City of Westminster and the City of London. The tour has been designed to specifically appeal to children. Using visual aids, games and other exciting activities an expert guide will truly bring the city’s history to life and engage the kids in a real learning but fun experience. They will be introduced to the most important buildings and iconic symbols that have helped to make this magnificent city one of the most visited in the world.
In the City of Westminster you will be taken to see Westminster Abbey, the magnificent gothic cathedral which is situated next to the Palace of Westminster. This church is the foremost religious building in the whole of the United Kingdom and is traditionally the setting for the coronation of the British monarchs and indeed where they are eventually buried.
We were somewhat nervous but the tour guides, John and Elizabeth, were great comforts. They showed us all the sights that we had dreamt of viewing for so long, and explained in depth about them. Our children were not bored and they were very excited to be able to participate in a tour of a place so unlike anything they had ever seen before.
We will also see Downing Street which houses the official residences and offices of Her Majesty’s Government’s highest officials: No. 10 the Prime Minister and No. 11 the Chancellor of the Exchequer. A short walk away is the iconic Buckingham Palace where Her Majesty the Queen lives and where every two hours can be seen the spectacle of the “changing of the guard”.
We then take a ride from the City of Westminster to the City of London on “The Tube”. This is in fact the London Underground railway and is the world’s oldest metro system.
The City of London was formally known as Londinium and is the oldest part of Greater London. Originally a Roman settlement it dates from the 1st Century AD to the middle ages. Here is situated the Temple of Mithras and the famous London Stone. You will also see sections of the old London Wall, constructed by the Romans during the time of the great Roman Empire as fortification for the city.
This is a tour designed for the kids but is one that the whole family will enjoy. It can be customised to suit your particular needs and time schedule.