Project Description

Allow me to share my love of London and the intrinsic historical links to France. Dating all the way back to 1066, I can show you the migration patterns between us and uncover influence from almost every century since then.

As well as the extensive timeline, the tour also covers a broad area from Bethnal Green in the East to South Kensington in South West London.

  • The beginnings of 11th century Norman dominance can be seen at the Tower of London including the imposing White Tower built by William.

  • The ruins of various 13th century religious orders can be seen in Bermondsey and Blackfriars.

  • We will visit a road in Bethnal Green that was named after Valence and was once home to the Huguenots who migrated to the area in the 17th century. These included silk weavers, tailors, silversmiths, and bankers.

  • We will travel the popular Embankment along the River Thames designed by an 18th century Huguenot, and once home to the 13th century Carmelite nuns.

  • From the poorest beginnings mentioned above to one of the most affluent areas in London, we will visit South Kensington and see the chic French influence of today.

Pick up can be arranged from any central London hotel or tube station, and drop off anywhere in central London.

My taxi is wheelchair, buggy and dog friendly!

French History Tour

£350for 5 hours
  • Possible to adapt (shorten or lengthen) the tour at £35 per ½ hour.