Discover the quintessentially British side of London in the glorious St. James's
Let me take you to the genteel streets around St. James's where historic and royal shops abound and the true British gentlemen buy their outfits and dine at exclusive clubs.
Starting at Green Park Tube, we will stroll pass the aristocratic home of Princess Diana before seeing the royal palace where I once attended a funeral in the amazing Throne Room. We will then explore the streets where historic shops have supplied the Royal Household for centuries and I'll tell you of many a famous name who has bought their shoes and hats here.
We will see gentlemen's clubs, nip in and out of alleyways, discover a very old pub, enjoy the glory of one of London's lovely squares and as we go along, I will tell you fascinating stories about the history of this area and the wonderful characters who have left their mark.
This gentle stroll of a walk is suitable for everyone, and at the end I could advice or direct you to your next London experience.
The following itinerary can be customised:
·Our tour will start at Green Park Tube Station.
·From here, we'll see Spencer House, Princess Diana's family home.
·Next, we'll see the Royal Palace of St. James's.
·Right around this Palace, I'll show you the venue of Berry Bros. and Rudd: the historic wine suppliers to the royal household.
·Next we'll step into London's smallest square.
·After this, we'll walk along a little alley to a historic pub.
·We'll then pass by Royal Shoe and Hat Shop, where Winston Churchill had his hats made and where to get fitted for handmade shoes.
·Next we'll go to Jermyn Street, where the true British gentleman buys his clothes.
·Also on this street, we'll come across a royal cheese shop and the Royal's local grocer: Fortnum & Mason.
·We'll visit the royal perfumer too.
·Then we'll head to St. James's Square, famed for clubs, libraries and some notable residents.
·Next we head to Pall Mall, home to famous exclusive clubs where I'll reveal how a gentlemen enjoys his leisure time.
·We'll end our tour at The Mall.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Some shops are closed on Sundays.
This is a walking tour.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - For snacks and drinks.
You should increase this amount if you'd like to buy souvenirs (prices vary) and / or buy bigger items at any of the wonderful shops we'll pass by.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks