London Under Fire: WW2 & The Blitz Tour

The Greatest Target On Earth

This privately guided three hour tour takes you across central London and explores the city’s history during World War Two and the Blitz.

Taking in some of the remaining sites and the legacy of the city’s story when under fire in the 1940s; you’ll also delve into some of the broader aspects of Britain’s role in the conflict, its politics and the key figures who influenced the outcome.  More than just a collections of sites and photographs showing the scale of the damage, this tour also gives you an opportunity to find out more about Britain’s response and how the key turning point of the Battle of Britain played a critical role with other key moments in the conflict’s history to securing victory over Nazi Germany.

Heading from east to west through the City of London and into Westminster; you’ll see many of the major landmarks of the city mixed with hidden hinterlands and lesser spotted sights that help to show a different side of the city.

Suitable for intrepid individuals, couples, families, teams and classes alike; as a private tour, you can dig deeper through discussion with your well informed host, The London Storyteller, over the course of your experience.  

By prior arrangement, this tour can be adapted and/or extended to include relevant museum visits to places such as the Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, the Imperial War Museum and the RAF Museum in Hendon by contacting

Private Guide

Hosted by The London Storyteller, you and your guests will be given an exclusively private tour which means that you and your guests will have a dedicated experience. For our London Under Fire tour, we find that many of guests enjoy the opportunity to delve into a range of topics and stories relating to World War Two and military history more broadly.

Bespoke Extras Available

The London Storyteller welcomes opportunities to tailor its tours to our guests's interests by prior arrangement. Whether its special considerations in terms of accessibility, transportation, customising an itinerary, exploring a particular interest and/or extending to include relevant museum visits, we're always happy to hear from our guests about how we can shape this experience to make it all the more special.

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A Journey Through London Exploring The Story Of The "Greatest Target On Earth" in World War 2 & THe Blitz

Chapter One - The Greatest Target On Earth

London. 1940. Europe is now dominated by Nazi Germany and Hitler is preparing for invasion. What had led to this egregious state of affairs and what recourse is availble to the island nation?

Chapter Two -Blitz

Exploring through a selection of scars and remaining bomb sites in the City of London; we explore the damage that would be laid upon Britain and its capital city in its defence against Nazi Germany.

Chapter Three: Aftermarth

We take a look at some of the legacies left by the Blitz upon London and how it shaped the years that followed.

Chapter Four -The Few

Making our way to Westminster we pay tribute to RAF’s Fighter Command at the Battle of Britain Memorial.

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Experience Notes

This tour begins outside Tower Hill Station (on the District & Circle tube lines) and ends in Westminster.

Meeting Point

End Point

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