Destinations, Events

London Walking Tours

February 22, 2013 by


While London offers tours by bus, boat, and bike, London walking tours extend one of the most intimate ways to experience the sites in London.

Walking tours include day trips, inside tours, themed tours, and special private walks. Whether you plan to take in the great buildings and monuments, or treat the kids to a Harry Potter walking tour, it’s a relaxed way to visit this 2000 year old metropolis. 

Harry Potter

Harry Potter walks are popular with all ages.

How London Walks Work

London Walks is the oldest urban walking tour company in the world. Since its inception, plenty of other similar companies have sprouted up, but London Walks is considered the gold standard.

To take part in London Walking tours all you have to do is show up outside the designated London Tube Stop. The London Walks website includes a video to show you exactly how it works. 

Each day of the week offers up a different schedule of walking tours to choose from. For instance Monday morning tours include The Secrets of Westminster Abbey while on Tuesday you may want to learn about the Secrets & Splendours of St. Paul’s.

But walking tours offer up much more than secrets. Culturally based tours include Old Westminster history, literary and museum history, and more.

You have to remember, London has been around a long time. You could take a different walking tour everyday of the week for more than a month and not take the same tour twice. 

Jack the Ripper Walk

Jack the Ripper Walk

Themed Walking Tours

Themed walking tours include everything from London Pub Walks, to Beatles Walks.

Favorites include: 

  • Jack the Ripper Tour
  • Olympics London Tour
  • Harry Potter Walking Tour
  • London Ghost Walks

Walking tours are fun, entertaining, educational, and interactive. It’s a great way to learn about and experience London. Check the website for a full schedule for the days, times, and variety of walking tours available. 

Photo credits:, DanTheWebmaster, RachelH_

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