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Rick Steves Britain Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of London's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves London guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

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Rick Steves Britain Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of London's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves London guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    Westminster Walk

    Westminster Walk

    This quick nine-stop walk gives you a whirlwind tour as well as a practical orientation to London in about an hour. The walk begins on Westminster Bridge and ends at Trafalgar Square, with stops along the way at the Statue of Boadicea, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Cenotaph, #10 Downing Street and the Ministry of Defense, Banqueting House, and Horse Guards. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 43 min
    Historic London: "The City"

    Historic London: "The City"

    This two-mile walk from Trafalgar Square to London Bridge parallels the Thames, on the same main road used for centuries. Along the way, you'll see sights from The City's storied past, such as St. Paul's Cathedral, historic taverns, and narrow alleyways with faint remnants of the London of Shakespeare and Dickens. Allow about three hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    St. Paul's Cathedral

    St. Paul's Cathedral

    In this one-hour tour of St. Paul's Cathedral (two if you climb the dome), military buffs will find memorials to many great wars and their war heroes and dome-climbers will be rewarded with expansive views over London's skyline. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 38 min
    British Library

    British Library

    The British Empire built its greatest monuments out of...paper. In this hour-long tour, we'll concentrate on a handful of documents — literary, historical, and musical — that changed the course of history. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 29 min
    British Museum

    British Museum

    In this 90-minute tour, we focus only on the very best of the British Museum, including Egypt (3000 BC–AD 1); Assyria (900–600 BC) and Greece (600 BC–AD 1). Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Edinburgh Royal Mile Walk

    Edinburgh Royal Mile Walk

    There's no better introduction to Scotland's cultural capital than a walk straight down the spine of the Old Town. We'll walk from the hill-topping castle — past cafes, shops, and tiny lanes — to the historic palace. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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