The Mayflower Private Walking Tour

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From $185.05

2 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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There isn’t another tour that is quite like this one where we will visit some of the most historic yet less visited sites in London.  This walking tour takes places entirely along and around the South Bank of the River Thames which has two thousand years of rich if sometimes less glamerous history which makes for a fascinating tour that opens the door on this less visited part of London.

From theatres to churches and cathedrals.  Palaces to prisons, hangings and slums. Voyagers of discover to engineering marvels.  Markets, smugglers and bodysnatchers to the birthplace of America.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Local guide

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To m
  • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Millennium Bridge
The newest bridge in London, connecting St Pauls Cathedral and the Tate Modern, the largest Modern Art gallery in the world. You ight recognise the bridge from Harry Potter and other shows.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tate Modern
The worlds biggest Modern Art Gallery, housed in an old power station. Many of the places we will pass have been converted into new use!

• Admission Ticket Free

Winchester Palace
See the ruins of the once magnificent palace that miraculously survived centuries of industry and WW2.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Clink Prison Museum
We'll visit the eerie and atmospheric site of what may have been the most horrendous prison in Britain if not the world. You don't have to use too much imagination to see how it must have been even though the area now is extremely fashionable.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Golden Hinde
A replica of the famous ship of exploration, giving an insight to what these parts used to be like.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Crossbones Graveyard & Garden of Remembrance
We will visit the resting place of thousands of plague victims, criminals and 'fallen' women who were buried unceremoniously here and learn of the dreadful poverty that so inspired social reform and the writings of Charles Dickens

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Visit the small park that was once the location of a dreaded Debtors prison where Charles Dickens family was incarcerated.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The George
See the only remaining Galleried Tavern in London, the haunt of many a famous writing. The yard in front is where the pilgrims assembled in the Canterbury Tales.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Southwark Cathedral
Now part of London, Southwark was once and still is its own city and here is its beautiful and often overlook Cathedral.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Borough Market
The site of the world famous food market with food from around the world. There has been a market here of some sorts for at least 1,000 years and possibly since Roman times.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

London Bridge
The world famous London Bridge, find out why it is here at all and learn about the awful things that used to happen here.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hay's Galleria
Once the worlds first covered dockyard, now a place of leisure and good-eating.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

HMS Belfast
See the old WW2 Royal Navy Cruiser, now berthed up as a tourist attraction.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

City Hall
The home of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. You'll see why it has the nick name of the Armadillo.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Tower of London
From the outside, we will see the old Tower of London, sat right next to the Thames.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Scoop
One of Londons very modern outdoor theatres.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tower Bridge
We will walk under the famous hydraulic lifting bridge, an icon of London.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Shad Thames
Explore the streets and creeks of what was once the Venice of Drains and the site of murders and executions and all things Charles Dickens.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Edward III's Manor House
Centuries ago this was all swamp land and Kind Edward III built a hunting lodge here, the remains of which were relatively recently unearthed.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe
The famed Victorian Engineer Brunel built the very first under water tunnel here... the trains still use it today. At one point it could take days if not weeks for ships to dock on the Thames and this was hoped to be part of the solution.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


A most unique and interesting tour in London. Very different than the normal London tours
JerryTempe, 24-12-2019
Stephen is a very knowledgeable and caring guide. It was great to see London from the south side of the Thames, seeing the London and Tower Bridges and then the unique architecture of London city hall. Tour ends at the famous Mayflower Pub, where the Mayflower ship commenced its journey to the United States. A great tour for someone that has been to London before and is looking for something different and unique.
Amazing experience
WCookie, 12-06-2018
Great experience and atmosphere in this remarkable theatre. We sat to the side of the stage (block D) which was really good as you can see everything very well and at this time of year (we went to a 1pm performance) you don't have the sun in your eyes! As You Like It was so well produced and the actors were brilliant. Make sure you take or rent (£2) a cushion to sit on as the benches are a bit uncomfortable, but the 3 hr performance goes very quickly as its so enthralling. Very funny and easy to follow even if you don't know the play.

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