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Smithfield Market Tours and Activities

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One of the largest wholesale meat markets in Europe, Smithfield Market—also known as London Central Markets—is frequented by chefs, butchers, and curious tourists. Located in the oldest part of London, the area has hosted livestock markets for close to a millennia and was also site of bloody public executions in the Middle Ages.

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Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

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We'll travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!" whilst being executed!) On our walking tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist. The walking tour begins outside Barbican Station, ends near to Farringdon Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.87
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$27.87

Clerkenwell, Farringdon & Smithfield: A whimsical audio walking tour in London

Clerkenwell, Farringdon & Smithfield: A whimsical audio walking tour in London

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Clerkenwell, Farringdon, and Smithfield are three of the City of London’s most historic districts. This audio tour lets you explore at your own pace with a downloadable guide and a pre-programmed map route that follows the path of the Romans. Stop along the way to see sights such as the Crown Tavern, Smithfield Market, and the William Wallace Memorial; hear stories of the area’s fascinating history; and pass cultural institutions such as the Barbican Centre and the Museum of London.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$5.55
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$5.55

Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour

Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour

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Discover the history and diversity of London by bike on a sightseeing tour. Led by a guide, pedal past the city's top sites, including Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Trafalgar Square. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history — the glorious, the infamous, and everything in between.  
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.40
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$47.40

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

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Learn about London’s darkest tales on a haunted London bus and walking tour. Experience the grisly histories of execution, rebellion, madness, and murder that shadow this ancient city. Discover the stories and sites of Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and the Cock Lane Ghost. Visit the medieval Smithfield Market and the monument of Sir Willam Wallace, then finish in Trafalgar Square where you can purchase a tasty pub dinner and drink.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.11
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$46.11

James Bond Bus Tour of London

James Bond Bus Tour of London

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Enter the glamorous world of 007 on this action-packed 4-hour James Bond tour of London. Follow in the footsteps of everyone’s favorite international spy as you visit filming locations from Bond classics like 'GoldenEye', 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Day', as well as recent hits like ‘Spectre’, ‘Skyfall’ and 'No Time to Die. Brush up on your Bond trivia as you learn more about Bond actors Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, then get a glimpse of the real world of espionage as you pass MI6.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.82
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$48.82

Secret Old London Guided Walking Tour
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Secret Old London Guided Walking Tour

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Uncover some of the oldest and most memorable sections of London on this historical walking tour. The 1.5-hour excursion reveals remarkable stories from London's rich past including tales of medieval fairs and Tudor executions. Journey through the important area of Smithfield, and take in all the street scenes and architecture your eyes can handle.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.70
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$21.70

Ghosts and Execution tour
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Ghosts and Execution tour

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Meet.like minded people and visit London's famous Execution sites and haunted locations. Hear spook and true stories about the strange going ons.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.12
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$27.12

London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

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Take a walking tour of London with a big difference and see a side to the city missed by most visitors. This private tour takes you to the sites of some of the most notorious crimes in London's long history, beginning in one of the East End pubs associated with ruthless gangsters, the Krays, then following in the footsteps of Jack The Ripper. Throughout the tour your guide shares stories about executions, murders, and life in the city from medieval times through today.
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  • 3 hours
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$170.92
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$170.92
Price varies by group size

Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice: Clerkenwell Audio Tour

Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice: Clerkenwell Audio Tour

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The walk starts at Farringdon which was the terminus of the first Underground Line in the world. The title – Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice - characterises the rest of the route. We will be following the footsteps of Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381, and William Wallace, Scottish patriot. Both met violent deaths in Smithfield, where cattle were also slaughtered until 1855. We also meet Lenin who lived here before he overthrew the Russian Tsar. We'll see three ancient monasteries and London’s oldest hospital. We'll finish by the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court. This was built on the site of Newgate prison, where many famous inmates were incarcerated before being publicly executed until the 19th Century. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.48
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$5.48

The Ghosts of the secret alleyways of old London town

The Ghosts of the secret alleyways of old London town

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London is an ancient city with over 2,000 years of wars, invasions, plagues, fires, squalor, murders and executions.  This spooky tour takes us around the maze of Roman, Viking and Medieval Streets, Georgian passageways and old Victorian slums. Taking place almost entirely within the original old City of London, this 2-3 hour walking tour will show you parts of London with dark history and verified haunting spots of ghosts from the Middle Ages right up into the 21st Century. Normally we don't even see any other tourists on our route which as far as possible with ghosts, put authenticity over the implausible tales on other ghost walks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$176.50
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$176.50
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London American Heritage Tours

London American Heritage Tours

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Discover the significance of American culture in London from the comfort of a private London Black Taxi. I have been a London Taxi Driver since 1994 and I am also a qualified taxi guide.  See parts of London you may not have known about. Be amazed at just how much American influence there is to be seen in London and discover hidden gems that time has forgot. The tour focuses on two broad areas. • The Thames in the east of the city features the beginnings of the 13 colonies from 1606: On the south side, we will visit the iconic Mayflower and travel around London’s Blackwall, Rotherhithe and the pretty Shad Thames moving to the other side of the river to explore trendy Wapping and the City. • St. James’s and Mayfair in the West highlight the beginnings of the nation of the United States from the 1770s. We will visit the former home of one of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. I will show you where the ratification of the Treaty of Paris was signed, and so much more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.24
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$650.24
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Bond with 007 in London - A spy mysteries tour ‘Licensed to Thrill’
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Bond with 007 in London - A spy mysteries tour ‘Licensed to Thrill’

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London without espionage is like tea without cake. Deceit woven in political conspiracies, thrilling car chases, gadget workshops spewing crazy innovations and double agents with looks to kill. So if you're a die-hard fan of Ian Fleming, this tour's “For Your Eyes Only”. Ride the mean streets of London and be part of a glorious 55-year legacy of spy thrillers. Relive your favourite spy flicks and their lead characters with an accredited London Private Driver Guide who's a pro at the 007 theme. Your mission ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, should you choose to accept, is to step into the shoes of Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig with your very own Special Agent. Snoop in on many mystery locations with fact-filled commentary and stand-up presentations. Prowl around the real-life world of secret service on Westminster, Whitehall, Downing St, National Gallery. Get closer to the fictional legend that is James Bond. Play out your fantasy because “You Only Live Once”..
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$406.86
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$406.86
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London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

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London is full of historic monuments, beautiful architecture, and traditional pubs, but this tour is designed to take you off the tourist trail. With a private guide and a custom-made itinerary, discover the sights not included on most city tours—Dickensian alleyways, Roman ruins, ancient churches, and hidden gems that only locals know about.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.65
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Roman And Medieval London (Private Half Day Tour)
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Roman And Medieval London (Private Half Day Tour)

Cut to AD 43, witness the Romans marching into London through your time machine, the black heritage cab. You're advised to charge your imagination batteries overnight, to view the special effects with clarity. History lovers be prepared with your questions, the tour guide is a keen Londoner and historian. Dare to peek into the ‘Dead Man’s Hole’. Enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill and smirk at the origin of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’ Old Roman Wall to Roman Amphitheatre, we ensure drama never ceases at the World Heritage Site of The Tower of London. Get ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ in the tiny little medieval streets from London’s less glamorous past. Drift into the stories of the ‘Great Fire of London’, ‘Braveheart’, Body Snatchers, Gallows of Old Newgate Prison and the World famous Criminal Courts of Justice – The Old Bailey…we’ll keep ‘em coming. Till you’re ready to join the history club like the rest of us.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.14
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Ghosts & Execution Tour

Ghosts & Execution Tour

Your guide has been leading tours for over 20 years and knows many stories about these locations that his research has found and many are very hard to find. Also you will learn lots of interesting facts about the City of London.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.12
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$27.12

Ghost Tours of London

Ghost Tours of London

With such a long, varied and often gruesome history, is it any wonder London is widely considered the most haunted capital city in the world? Murder, mystery, treason, war… the city has seen it all. Take a journey into London’s dark past and learn about its present-day hauntings with one of our expert guides in a private licensed Black Taxi. Our Haunted London tour is the perfect way to discover the capital’s extensive history, whilst seeing some of its most famous sights. One of the most popular attractions, the Tower of London, also happens to be one of the most haunted! We can take you to a host of haunted churches, theatres, hotels and pubs as well. As a black taxi service, the options are all yours and we can go wherever you like. Tell us the places you want to see, or sit back and let us show you the sights. The itinerary is fully flexible.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$444.83
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$444.83
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London's Historic Areas And Hidden Secrets - A Very Small Group Tour

London's Historic Areas And Hidden Secrets - A Very Small Group Tour

Leave the regular tourist trail behind and get immersed in the hidden secrets of London's rich past that most tourists don't get to see. On this very small group tour of maximum 6 Persons you will walk through 2000 years of London's history at a relaxed pace. No strict schedules or herding about. And being in such a small group means you will easily hear and interact with your guide and no crackling headsets! This tour is ideal for those who want to get off the usual visitor routes and discover the gems that many people miss - Ancients buildings, Dickensian Alleys, Hidden Courts, Church Crypts, Secret Routes, and of course London's most atmospheric Inn's, Taverns and Pubs, some dating back over 700 years! Go on an adventure with your own local guide, a sense of curiosity greatly encouraged!. Your guide is passionate about making this a truly personal and memorable tour. 100% Five Star Rated Guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.37
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$81.37

Heathrow Layover Tours

Heathrow Layover Tours

From pickup at the airport to drop-off; you will be completely entertained and enjoy from the ultimate sightseeing experience from the comfort of a traditional Black Cab. What better way to spend time on your layover? On this classic tour you will see all the highlights of London with a private chauffeur; a London Black Cab Driver and qualified Tour Guide. You will see all the famous highlights of London and much more! Whilst you are guided by your Londoner Taxi Driver, you will lbe amazed, immerse yourself in London culture and fully experience the city's rich tapestry of history and culture. The tours can be customised to your personal interests; there is much to see and this package will offer you the all in one. Our London Black Cab Tours are the best sightseeing experiences to see all of London. Our guides have plenty of amazing knowledge with entertaining stories on all the landmarks and sights! You will tick everything off of the list and get the true London Experience
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$678.10
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$678.10
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Should I book Smithfield Market tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Smithfield Market can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Smithfield Market 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Smithfield Market costs USD 5.48. Guided Smithfield Market tours start around USD 5.48 per person.
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