1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

London: Canonbury History and Monuments Private Tour

Product ID: 125612
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Enjoy a walk through the village of Canonbury in Islington with a professional French guide on your own private tour. From medieval history to London’s Victorian past, your guide will escort you down side roads and gardens to discover a hidden London.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy visiting Islington with a professional, local guide who knows its way around London unlike anyone else, showing you hidden gems
  • Learn about Canonbury's history through its beautiful streets and Georgian houses
  • See the dwelling places of the Augustinian monks and George Orwell
  • Sample the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Medieval pastures
  • Hear gruesome stories, tales of terrible Dickensians slums and historic anecdotes
  • Discover how the industrial revolution changed the Islington landscape
  • Explore the history of the Futurism movement
Full description
Discover London like a local on a fully personal and private tour in French. Benefit from the knowledge of your guide (Qualified City of London guide, Islington guide, Green badge guide, Member of Institute of Tourist guiding). Your guide can cater for any kind of private group including family with children.

Enjoy a fully customized experience from the moment you reserve, with flexible start times. London is best experienced on foot, exploring the winding streets without being subject to traffic. All the tour is done on foot but you set the pace and you can stop everywhere you want. Your guide will recount exciting stories from London's past and present, show you incredible London landmarks and hidden gems, get to know you to add in extra touches to make the tour even more unique, take photos for you at any time, suggest dining and shopping locations. There is simply no better experience. Also, the guide will give you entertaining, both French and English, historical context.

Take a walk through Canonbury's most beautiful secret places, get off the usual tourist track and avoid the typical tour guide banter. Learn about the London medieval disasters which shaped London and its inhabitants. Funny anecdotes about famous people, relations between French and English, origins of French and English idioms all along. The tour starts around 10:00 am or 2:00 pm at Highbury and Islington station.

  • Private guided tour
  • Professional French guide who has studied London’s history and lives in London
  • Walking tour (other transportation can be arranged at additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Attraction and museum admission fees
  • Tips/Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Highbury & Islington station

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• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather