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London Walking Tours

A London walking tour with a qualified guide will give you a different perspective of the city. They’re a fun way to get to know different parts of London or to discover London’s connections with a particular theme.

If you like history, architecture, music, literature, London’s criminal underworld, ghosts or London’s folklore – there’s probably a walking tour for you.

Walks usually last between 1½–2 hours and charges are an affordable £10–15 per adult.

There are many individuals and companies offering walking tours of London. We recommend these two companies who use qualified Blue Badge guides, members of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association or prominent experts and historians.

London Walks

London Walks is London’s leading walking tour company and will probably have a tour that appeals to you, whatever your interests.

They offer around 10-15 different walks per day and usually a pub tour in the evening.

Cost: £15 adults, £10 for 65+ and full-time students. Children £5 (8-15). under-8’s go free.
Website: walks.com
Twitter: @londonwalks

City Guides

If you’re interested in the City of London, the oldest part of London, City Guides offer a variety of walking tours showing the highlights.

Tours leave from the City of London Visitor Information Centre near St Paul’s Cathedral.

They also run specialised tours which leave from various locations. Check the website for full details.

Cost: £12 for adults. Free for children under-12.

Last checked: 6 October 2023