15 Best Walking Tours in London

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London is home to some fascinating districts and historical sites, and as a result its become a haven for fans of a great walking tour!

1. Shoreditch Street Art Tours

London’s street art is world-famous, and Shoreditch is a major creative hub for this type of work! Groups are led by local experts, ensuring you’ll soon discover plenty about the artists behind the artwork.

2. Tales of Plague

The tour takes you on a journey around the plague-centric history of the city, and we recommend booking to avoid missing out while you stay at your Townhouse Hotel in London.

3. Tour for Muggles

An eccentric tour which can be enjoyed in around 2.5 hours, here you’ll see top locations from the Harry Potter series up close.

4. Historic Pubs, Food & Beer Tour

This tour is ideally suited to smaller groups, and heads through some of London’s finest pubs and eateries. Available by reservation only,

5. London Fire Walk

This tour begins at the monument to the Great Fire of London, and takes you on a guided exploration of some of the area’s most affected by the infamous fire.

If this sounds like your type of tour, then be sure to book ahead while staying at your accommodation in Chelsea London.

6. Black History Walks: Notting Hill

This tour operates on a reservation-only basis, and dives into the cultural landscape of Notting Hill’s ethnically diverse district. It’ll teach you a great deal about London’s history, and is sure to provide insights into life in the area today.

7. East End Walks

This is actually a selection of fifteen tours, each run by the same person. They are available throughout the month, so if you’re a repeat visitor to London there’ll be ample opportunity to see several different sides to the city.

The walks focus on local social history, particularly the stories of the often forgotten working classes who helped build London itself.

8. Royal London Full Day Experience

This walking tour is private and customised to the needs of every attendee, and includes free pick-ups from your hotel – adding an extra sheen of luxury during your stay at accommodation in Chelsea London.

9. Side Story Travel: The Actor’s Stage

This tour is led by an actress who has been in productions at both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

10. Mayfair: A Spy’s Guide

Available thanks to the ‘Detour’ app, this guide will talk you through London from the perspective of a spy – a top-secret and fascinating insight which few ever experience!

11. Walk Eat Talk Eat

There are three guides to this walk, who span the disciplines of acting, comedy and writing. Each know London very well and are happy to share their enthusiasm with visitors from around the world.

12. Jermyn Street Fashion Walk

Another tour which is customised to suit your individual needs, groups are normally no larger than eight participants, and talk you through the history of London’s fashion scene.

13. London Urban Adventures: Soho Historic Pubs Tour

This is a surprisingly sedate way to experience London, run by its two founders and teaching you lots about Soho’s lesser-known history.

14. Undiscovered London: Camden Markets & Musical Legends

A big tour which doesn’t require booking, you’ll soon discover plenty about Camden’s cultural history and artistic scene!

15. London Loo Tour

One of the most offbeat options on our list is the London Loo Tour, which covers over a mile of the city’s famous public toilets.