Scandalous Sovereigns & Royal Romance - The London Storyteller

The London Storyteller

Available to 28 March 2025
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Dive into the remarkable and scandalous world of the royal family

The London Storyteller’s Royal Romance and Scandalous Sovereigns digs deep into some of the more infamous and interesting stories from the past and present of the British monarchy.

You’ll see some of the places where the royals have married in London over the centuries and hear some of the human stories behind the places associated with them; from great lost palaces to iconic present day royal locations.

Whether its stories of happiness, heartbreak, majesty or murder that you seek, this privately guided walking to will help you to discover some of the most inspiring and entertaining aspects of that wonderful thing; the British monarchy.

Choose the tour how you want it with three great storytelling selections:

1. The Historic Tour:

Featuring locations including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden, The Mall, St James Palace and Buckingham Palace.

  • Chapter One: Medieval Malevolence - Executions, coin clipping and other miseries under medieval monarchies, as we pass by our first location at the infamous palace, prison and fortress of the Tower of London
  • Chapter Two: Henry VIII - He’s the bad boy Brexiteer of the 16th century and everyone’s favourite red haired wife murdering tyrant.
  • Chapter Three: Charles & Diana Go Large - In the 80's, eyes turned to the great St Paul’s cathedral for the mother of all weddings sealing the most famous if not enduring royal romances, Charles & Diana.
  • Chapter Four: The Merry Monarch - After years of impoverished exile, Charles II was restored to the throne by a nation ravaged by years of austere rule by Oliver Cromwell, where he quickly did what was necessary to bring some levity back to London, mainly through a lot of merry-making.
  • Chapter Five: Hanoverian Hanky Panky - Madness, scandal, love, romance, infamy; the troubled reign of George III and those of his sons were beyond compare.
  • Chapter Six: Papist Plots & Sibling Sell Outs - The Glorious Revolution of 1688 was engineered in rather more inglorious circumstances bringing about the birth of rebellion and the constitutional monarchy we know today.

2. The Modern Tour:

Featuring locations including the Kensington Palace, The Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and assorted other hidden spots.

  • Chapter One: Family Fiascos - From the Glorious Revolution to the causes of World War I; we touch upon some of the surprising connections between Kensington Palace and the scandalous stories associated with it.
  • Chapter Two: The Thick-Witted Spare - The London Storyteller spills the beans on the very barely-kept-private life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 
  • Chapter Three: Wills & Kate - The new Prince and Princess of Wales and a delve into their story, life and romance. At the time of going to press, these palace pin-ups can do no wrong. Well, on this side of the Atlantic at least...
  • Chapter Four: The Queen & Prince Philip - Unquestionably one of the great, enduring lifetime love affairs in the history of the royal family with our late peerless monarch HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A life of service, duty, corgis and some excellently bad timed one-liners.
  • Chapter Five: Wallis Simpson Vs Adolf Hitler - In a close shave for the British public on both fronts, we look at the two relationships of Edward VIII, both before and after the abdication crisis of 1936.
  • Chapter Six: Edward the Carresser - A long wait, a short reign but plenty of fun along the way; Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, who was never too far from some scintillating scandal or other.
  • Chapter Six: George VI & HM Queen Elizabeth - A royal romance born down upon by the unexpected responsibility of both the crown and war, which would end in premature tragedy but give birth to a new Elizabethan age.

3. The Epic Combo: 

Stretching from the east of the city at the Tower to The Mall, Mayfair and Kensington; this epic combo of our Historic and Modern Royal Romance & Scandalous Sovereign Tours covers many of London’s most iconic locations amongst lesser known spots.

  • Volume One: Historic Royal Romance & Scandalous Sovereigns
  • Take a short break
  • Volume Two: Modern Royal Romance & Scandalous Sovereigns

Book the Scandalous Sovereigns & Royal Romance tour today!

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Duration:

  • 3 hours or 5 hours

Ages: 

  • This tour is for all ages

Group Numbers: 

  • Private group up to 12 people max

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