Insider London Modern Architecture Walking Tour

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Insider London Modern Architecture Walking Tour


Learn about the influence of Roman London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and World War II on the layout of the British capital

Enjoy a sneak preview at the latest addition to the Tate Modern

Visit a complex, multi-faceted building made of just 3 molded shapes

Decide for yourself if the controversial eco-building deserves the Worst New Building title


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    Duration: 3.5 hours

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Get a crash course in the last 10 years of London's architectural and urban development. See 17 of the strangest and most spectacular structures the city has to offer, all in a single afternoon, on a guided walking tour that takes in 3 separate areas.


On this 3.5-hour guided walk your guide will show you London's latest architectural wonders, and you’ll get the inside story on some of its most iconic structures.

The tour focuses on the last 10 years of London's architectural development, but also considers important historic structures. You’ll discover the most loved and the most hated modern buildings in London.

Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and the Bankside Power Station, and hear how they continue to influence the fabric of London’s architectural environment.

After meeting at the Southwark tube station, you’ll cross the Thames River and begin your tour of the most unusual, extravagant and futuristic buildings of The City.

See over 17 of London's most unusual buildings and spaces, as you learn about the construction of each building and the design of the city as a whole.

The walking tour takes you through 3 different areas of London, and you’ll have a break at the mid-way point for a rest and coffee.

Your tour ends in the center of London’s modern development, at a building that has been voted the Most Admired.

What's Included:

• 3.5-hour guided walking tour

What's Not Included:

• Cost of refreshments during the coffee break

Good to Know:

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella in case the weather's less than perfect.

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  • Rating: 5 “Idris's tour exceeded our expectations.”

    Reviewed by Kathryn – Corpus Christi, United States on June 29, 2015 Great pace, interesting back stories, never a dull moment.

  • Rating: 5 “Great Tour!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Berlin, Germany on December 8, 2014 We had a fantastic time and really learned a lot. A tour worth doing. The quide Caroline was gerat.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent Modern Architecture Tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Bangkok, Thailand on June 10, 2014 This was a fantastic Sunday morning walking tour. The good weather was complimenting the tour. Our tour guide Mickey was very knowledgeable and showed us next to the famous architectural buildings some very unusual not so well known buildings. The group was very small (3 people), which I really liked. It was like a personalized tour for a smaller price.
    I can recommend this company. The service is excellent and fast.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent, detailed tour.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – München, Germany on July 26, 2013 We were lucky in that it was just the three of us. Our guide Warren was really friendly and spoke English in a way that was really easy for us to understand, and he also took our requests into account. We had a highly interesting morning. Due to many questions on our part Warren extended the tour by about an hour at no additional cost!! The tour was really great, even for us laypeople.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent. Recommended.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Christchurch, New Zealand on June 20, 2013 Felt like being led around town by that one teacher back in school that even the bad kids listen to cos he's just so funny and passionate about the subject! I went with my girlfriend who is from London and found it just as insightful as I did. WE saw a lot of the most recent developments on the London landscape including the Shard and the Gherkin and learned all about the historic roots of the city's modernity. Definitely recommend it to anyone! :-)

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  • “Great success !”

    “Very interesting guide and tour.”

    Jan-AlexanderfromBern, Switzerland

  • “Idris's tour exceeded our expectations.”

    “Great pace, interesting back stories, never a dull moment.”

    KathrynfromCorpus Christi, United States

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