4. London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour
Hear the origin story of the Church of England and discover interesting facts and myths about the religious life of Great Britain on a private walking tour! See a variety of London’s churches offering stunning architecture, beautiful sacred art and fascinating history. Discover the Top-ranked Churches of London and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the way! Book a 2-hour tour to visit 2 beautiful churches in the heart of London: St Margaret’s and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Your Private Guide will meet you in Westminster, home to the world-famous Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, which together with St Margaret’s Church form a single World Heritage SIte. St Margaret’s is the official church of the House of Commons and is closely associated with the Protestants. This 12th-century church will amaze you with its Gothic-style exterior and an elegant interior featuring a Victorian organ, a wooden ceiling and original stained glass windows. Throughout the tour your Private Guide will help you understand the role that the religious institutions, especially the Church of England, play in British history, culture and politics.You will take a walk from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square, where you will enter St Martin-in-the-Fields. It is one of the most famous churches in London. You may recognize its neoclassical exterior from films like Notting Hill and Enigma and TV shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock. The guide will show you the beautiful interiors of St Martin and share interesting facts about its rich history and the ethos of the "Church of the Ever Open Door". Book a 3-hour tour to enhance your experience with a visit inside Westminster Abbey. This magnificent Gothic-style abbey is one of the most important Anglican churches in the world as it serves as the venue for royal coronations, weddings and burials. Your Expert Guide will share interesting facts about the royal events that take place here and show you treasures such as the Coronation Chair, the tombs of 30 kings and queens, and Poet’s Corner. Book a 4-hour tour to visit St Margaret’s, St Martin’s, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. On this extended walking tour your Private Guide will take you from Westminster to the City of London, where you will see the medieval Temple Church, which was built by the Knights Templar and St Paul’s Cathedral, which is one of the largest domed churches in the world. With skip-the-line tickets to St Paul’s you will save time and enjoy full access to the cathedral, including the viewing terrace in its dome. Admire the stunning architecture inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, see the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of London!