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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the British Museum and Soane Museum

Discover London's wealth of history and culture in style on a private walking tour of the British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum, with an art historian to guide you. You will enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of two of London’s most famous museums.


  • Private walking tour of the British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum
  • Guided tour of the British Museum, including the famous Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures
  • Guided tour of the eccentric collections housed in the Sir John Soane's Museum
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests
  • Choice of morning or afternoon 3.5-hour tours
  • Expert guide specializing in art history
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour

What You Can Expect

Best Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the British Museum and Soane Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum, London

The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world, comparable only to the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Your expert guide will provide illuminating insights into the many treasures you will see, including the famous Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and sculptures from the Parthenon.

Close to the British Museum is Sir John Soane's Museum, perhaps the most intimate and eccentric London house you'll have the opportunity to visit. One of the most individual British architects, Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837) bequeathed it to the nation with its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and architectural fragments. You'll see Hogarth's Rake's Progress and artworks by Canaletto, Turner and Piranesi.

This in-depth private walking tour is hosted by an expert guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Please note: Sir John Soane's Museum is closed on Sunday and Monday, so more time will be spent in the British Museum on these days.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was everything we could have hoped for. The guide was outstanding allowing us to see and understand things we might not have otherwise. Well worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I posted this review already. It was an excellent tour. Excellent guide and I look forward to trying the service again! Jeff Amos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Rose Marie was very knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great day with a very erudite lady of my senior vintage! A great way to learn and not get lost!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Rosa Maria (my guide) was amazing. I highly recommend this tour! Our time together went so fast. She was so knowledgeable and she catered the tour to my interests. While we saw popular items, she showed me things I would have missed in the museum. The Soane museum was so fascinating. We could have easily spent 5 hours on the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very knowledgeable guide. Enriching and entettaiing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Fantastic museums. We expected to be impressed by the British Museum, but were completely surprised by how interesting the Soane turned out to be.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

If I could give this tour 6 stars, I would! I have been on many private tour of many museums and our tour guide was the most knowledgeable, most articulate, and most enthusiastic! She was able to tell the story of the Museum in a way that connected with each of us in our group. I would recommend this tour, highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Tour guide was fabulous.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

The two museums are amazing and probably need to schedule at least four hours to see. We took 2 hours and 25 minutes to see British museum so when we got to Soane museum they would not let us in, so we went back on our own. That means our 3.5 hour tour really only lasted 2.5 hours with the guide.

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