London Guided Walks
Published on: 05/08/21
Whenever I visit a new city, I try and fit in a guided walk. Whether a group walk with a leader, or a self-guided walk following a planned route, guided walks give you so much more than simply getting from A to B. They open up a new dimension into the history, development and feel of a place, and of course the legends, mythology and characters who have shaped and inhabited it over the years.
After a few years, I realised I should probably try out a guided walk in my home city, and to my shame, it opened my eyes to a wealth of treasures and history I was totally ignorant of! In everyday life, how rarely we lift our eyes above the pavements or shopfronts. Look higher and you will see stunning and curious architecture, windows and stained glass, altered and botched buildings, statuary and blue plaques. Add in stories, folklore and historical facts from a qualified and enthusiastic guide, and you have a great city experience that stays with you.
Capital Guided Walks in our Capital City
London Guided Walks run walking tours for those who love London and want to make the most of their time here, no matter whether it's a weekend or a lifetime. Offering a wide range of walks, they cover public and private guided walks, bespoke tours, photo walks, treasure hunts, virtual tours, all of which can be run as corporate events too.
All walks are written and researched by qualified London tour guides who love London and sharing the best it has to offer. There are no scripts, just enthusiastic professional guides with a passion for people, storytelling and London’s history. Awarded, 'Tour Guide of the Year in London' by the prestigious Travel & Hospitality Awards, 2020, their insightful high-quality London guided walks make memorable London experiences for all, and encourage you to understand and love the capital a little bit more!
London Guided Walks run a full calendar of scheduled public tours covering the most popular areas, buildings, landmarks and events of the city, an engaging and well-researched activity for Londoners and visitors alike. Simply select the one (or more!) which take your fancy, and book online. All walks start from a tube or train station, and last 90 minutes. Led by award-winning London Tour Guides, each walk is packed with intriguing information; no scripts, no actors. Interaction and questions welcomed.
Explore areas throughout history with walks such as Greenwich, Secrets of Belgravia, Wonders of Whitehall, River Thames, Clapham Common, Kings Cross, Best of Blackfriars, Regent's Canal, and right up to date with Street Art in Shoreditch. Go back in time to Roman London, Medieval London, Georgian London, Victorian Covent Garden, or explore London’s dark side with Jack the Ripper, Heretics and Horrors, and Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts walks- if you dare!
London Photo Walks
With so many iconic views, buildings and landmarks, London is the perfect place to practice and enhance your smartphone photography. Practical group workshops with qualified tutors will teach you how to take great photos with your smartphone, leaving you with tangible skills, memories and mementoes.
Private and Tailored Tours
An amazing city both to visit and in which to live, London is constantly evolving. A private tour with your own qualified and professional guide allows you to take control and explore London at your own pace whilst focussing on the elements that you are most interested in, whether it be hidden London, lives of history-making Londoners or the Victorian period. London Guided Walks’ private walking tours explore hidden places which many guidebooks simply just don't mention, covering a wide range of interests and local London history.
No matter your interests or background, choose the private tour that’s just the ticket, from:
Real London History Tours, Bloody London & Ghost Tours, Historic Pubs Tour, Literary Tours, First Time in London Tours, Family-Friendly Tours, Christmas Tours, plus Tours for School / Education Groups.
If you’re looking for a more personal experience, you can even commission a completely bespoke tailored private tour. There are no fixed itineraries or set commentaries, bespoke private tours can be created based on your choice of interests; whether that's canals, food markets, photography or a particular period in time or a specific location- the choice is yours. Walks are taken at your chosen pace so can stop for a break or refreshment whenever you choose. Hotel pick-up also available.
Already have a packed schedule, but really want to fit in some exploring? With this in mind, London Guided Walks have developed a selection of self-guided London walking tours. Explore the city on your own terms, in your own time. All you need is your phone, with location services activated.
When you reach each point on the map, information will automatically be activated presented with video and written highlights- headphones are recommended to enhance the experience and shut out modern distractions. The tours can be accessed on multiple devices at the same time, perfect for couples, families and small groups. What are you waiting for? Download the tour, make sure your phone’s charged, and off you go, midday or midnight!
Can’t make it to London? You can still explore the city from the comfort of your own sofa, with downloadable Virtual London video tour to choose from at your convenience, or commission a bespoke private virtual tour. You can even connect with family and friends anywhere in the world to join together and play a London-themed Virtual Escape room. Find the missing Phoenix, forged in the flames of the Great Fire, to ensure the city stays protected, for 1-2 hours of intense clue-solving fun.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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