We start in the heart of the old historical centre of the City of London, yards from where the Great Fire began. We will set the scene, as we travel across London Bridge to the South of the river. Historically an area of poverty, marshes, and depravity it has been regenerated into London’s most interesting districts. Wandering the back streets of Bermondsey, we enter King’s College before discovering the oldest operating theatre in the world. Check out the gruesome amputation tools! Discover the only remaining galleried pub in London, hidden in the back streets of Borough. It was here that characters like Chaucer & Dickens would have drunk and written about. Explore the gourmet food suppliers of Borough Market, where you can taste oysters, wine, cheese, coffee and much much more… Standing at the old entrance to the City of London, Southwark cathedral has hosted both princes & paupers. Taking to the backstreets we see the original site of the famous Globe Theatre, and the even older Rose Theatre. With great views of St Pauls cathedral across the water, we can stop to hear about the “wobbly bridge” and why it was closed within a week of opening! The tour finishes within an old power station, now regenerated into the Tate Modern art gallery. Stand in awe within the huge Turbine Hall and see how famous artists have created their largest works of art.. Please Note: - The tour starts at 10am, so if you feel like climbing the 311 steps to the top of the Monument you can do this when it opens at 09:30am! - Borough Market is only fully open on Thu,Fri,Sat. On other days the main stores are open, but there are less stallholders.