Walking Tours of London

Four London Neighborhood Walks

Quite often the best way to really see a city is by walking. You absorb so much more detail and flavour of an area than you would passing through it on a bus. Walking lets you see all the nooks and crannies and you are free to stop and explore and take pictures anywhere along the way.

For that reason we have put together four recommended neighborhood walking tours of London for you. Each tour is fully described on it's own page which can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding links below.

Westminster and Whitehall Walking Tour - 5.9 kms

Gothic Spires of the Palace of Westminster with Westminster Bridge in the Foreground Whitehall Walking Tour There are many iconic London landmarks in and around the Whitehall neighborhood. Whitehall is named after the main road that runs from Charing Cross Station by Trafalgar Square down to Parliament Square by the Palace of Westminster. If you only have time for one walking tour of London during your visit, this is the one you should do. This walk is 5.9 kms long and should take about 1h 30m at a normal walking pace, not including stops. We suggest you allow a minimum of 3 hrs - more if you plan to tour any of the attractions.

Chelsea Walking Tour - 4.9 kms

Courtyard of the Chelsea Royal HospitalChelsea Walking Tour The historic neighbourhood of Chelsea, located along and above the banks of the River Thames just south of Westminster, is populated with many beautiful and historic homes. This walk is 4.9 kms long and should take just about 1hr 15m at a normal walking pace, not including stops. We suggest you allow a minimum of 2½ hours.

Mayfair Walking Tour - 1.4 kms

Enjoying the View of London from Primrose Hill Mayfair Walking Tour The Mayfair district is named after the 2 week May Fair that took place every year from 1686 to 1764. This area boasts many of London's most exclusive shops and restaurants and a large concentration of luxury hotels. It is the location of some renowned landmarks including the Ritz Hotel and Piccadilly Circus. This walk is only 1.4 kms long and, at a normal walking pace, would take about 20 minutes without stopping or going on the optional leg at the end. We suggest allowing about 1 hr in order to have time to take everything in and considerably more if you are going to divert into the shopping districts.

Hampstead Walking Tour - 3.4 km

View of the London Financial District from Parliament Hill in the Hampstead HeathHampstead Walking Tour Hampstead features beautiful homes and a large wilderness area offering some of the best views of London. This walk is 3.4 kms long and should take just under one hour at a normal walking pace, not including stops. We suggest you allow a minimum of 2 hrs - more if you plan to tour any of the attractions.

Some of the above photos are made available under a Creative Commons license. Larger versions and attribution can be viewed on the full page for each attraction.

Fully Guided Walking and Biking Tours

In addition to the self-guided walking tours above you may want to consider one or more of the following fully guided walking tours. The prices of some are quite reasonable and they can be a memorable addition to you vacation.

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Professional Photoshoot in London

From: $116.01 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

In this private photoshoot I shall take you through to the most picturistic and beautiful locations in London, while I capture you with the fascinating views and character of this amazing city.I'll give you tips with poses to be the best of you in front of the camera, so it will be fun and an enjoyable experience!We will walk through the most iconic and hidden photographic spots in London - from St Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge, and capture the fun of your photo experience in the city so that you have fabulous photos and remember the great time you had.This experience is great for individuals, a couple, group of friends or a family.

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $35.70 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Search the streets of London's Whitechapel to uncover the true story of history's most famous serial killer. See the sights and learn the shocking fate of the Ripper's unfortunate victims, all the while let our experienced guide help you separate fact from fiction and guide you through one of London's most sinister stories.

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Historic London Pub Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $35.70 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers who frequented London pubs of the past. During this 2-hour historical walking tour, you'll discover fascinating tales while savoring London's favorite drink. Visit some of London's oldest watering holes and pass by the city's renowned sites along the way. Top it off with an included half-pint of beer as you rub elbows with the locals.

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Ghastly Ghost Walking Tour in London

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $35.70 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

See one of the world's most intriguing cities through a different point of view, full of spooky visions and sinister apparitions. Search for ghosts and ghouls that creep through the night while your guide shares stories of London's haunted history. Listen to these bone-chilling tales as you meander down the dark alleys of central London, if you dare. Your 2-hour walking tour ends at St Paul's Cathedral.

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London electric scooter tour

From: $89.24 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

We are real people! and you won't be just a number! We love London​ and we wanna share what we know in a totally different way! Unlike other tours, Electric scooter tour provides a great sense of freedom and conviviality, you will get the chance to see most of London monuments faster than any other transportation and yet at a medium pace! Beating traffic, going through Thames path, stopping at amazing spots for great photo-shoots, listening to narrations about icons and historic buildings.

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Kid-Friendly London Tour of Must-See Sites with Downing Street & Exclusive Guide

From: $53.94 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This private 2.5-hour outdoor walking tour is especially designed for families with children and will allow you to see some of the most famous attractions in London. With our kid-friendly guide you will discover the beauty of London as you come face to face with such iconic places as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace (with the Changing of the Guard), The Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and much more besides! As well as walking, you will also experience real London life by using the Tube, the world's oldest underground public transport system.Note: Since you will use public transport make sure you have your Oyster card or Travel card with you!

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Private Tour of London British Museum for Kids & Families with Egyptian Mummies

From: $57.03 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

The British Museum is a must see in London and this 2.5-hour private family-friendly tour is just what you are looking for!On a journey of discovery led by our expert guide, you will learn about the history of Ancient Egypt through the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt, including Ginger the Mummy and the Rosetta Stone.Although the tour focuses predominantly on the Egyptian collection, you and your family will also have the opportunity to see more of the museum's highlights, including the ancient sculptures of the Athens Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo Treasure, the Vidandola Tablets, the Lewis Chessmen and many more besides!

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