Photo of Covent Garden during Christmas by Simeon87
Christmas is coming fast. Naturally, as tour guides, we think walking tours are the best Christmas gifts. That’s why this year, we have a few special tours up our sleeves for you. Of course, there’s many options to give the gift of a walking tour, but if you’re looking for something really festive, check out our Christmas Specials: Christmas in Covent Garden on 23rd December and History of Drinking & Pubs on 30 December. Every guest on these tours will receive a complimentary stocking filler. If you’re excited about walking tours, you’ll love these ones!
Christmas in Covent Garden
Saturday, 23rd December, 11am
Delve into secret London with this light-hearted two hour tour, rich in history, architecture and comedy. This is a tour of the quirky history of the much loved hub of theatre, entertainment and Christmas shopping! Starting at Covent Garden and finishing at Trafalgar Square, the route mixes the iconic with the obscure, and explores the hidden gems of a historic district.
Our guides will take you on a journey through the history of the area from the medieval convent to the Georgian centre of scandal and debauchery! Meet Covent Garden’s lively inhabitants, including the man who invented Christmas as we know it. In short, throw away the stuffy history books! Discover the hilarious and downright bizarre back-stories of some of London’s most well-known landmarks and shopping streets – now with a festive twist!
This is our festive version of our Quirky Tour. If you want to join, choose the tour on 23rd December when booking here.
History of Drinking & Pubs
Saturday, 30th December, 7pm
Start your new year celebration early! Come explore the glorious British obsession with boozing! Relax into a nice bevvy in four historic pubs and take a trip through time.
Starting and ending near Blackfriars station, our guide will trace the evolution of the great British drinking establishment, and the changing sensibilities of the British palette. A tale rife with politics and scandal, discover traditional brewing techniques and their gruesome alterations. Cast your vote in the centuries-long battle between beer and ale and delve deep into the Victorian gin craze. Join us as we bring in the New Year in true British style… at the pub!
This is our New Year’s version of our History of Drinking and Pubs Tour. If you want to join, choose the tour on 30th December when booking here.
If you can’t make it to either of these, but want to gift your nearest and dearest with a walking tour, you can get them a gift voucher or a discounted tour. In our shop, we offer a wide variety of gift vouchers. With this, the presentee can choose any tour they like, and pay with the voucher. If you have a particular tour or date in mind, you can also simply book a tour - and since it’s Christmas, you’ll get 20% off when applying the discount code ‘christmas20’ during booking.
We’ll love to see you! Merry Christmas!