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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

cc licensed photo by Wolfiewolf

Some of the above photos are made available under a Creative Commons license. Photo Credits can be viewed on the detail 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

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $82.14 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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InstaDream Photoshoot in London

From: $92.20 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Do you want that perfect, natural Instagram pics of your trip to London? Now you have finally bought the ticket & are heading to the home of famous Landmarks and sights, it can be overwhelming trying to get all the perfect pics, to capture that authentic you or that special connection with your partner or family. So take the pressure off & let me make your wishes come true! Because I specialise in bringing out your inner confidence that always shows through in these photos.After doing photoshoots and tours in the city of London for many years i have perfected and discovered the best photographic spots and i will take you to 3 of them capturing lifetime memories. I'm excited to meet you and give you a great souvenir of your time in London :)

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Harry Potter Styled Photoshoot in London

From: $98.91 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

You will be revealed to the most picturistic Harry Potter film locations with your professional photographer and guide who will takes quality photos of your party at the cinematic landmarks! Starting this Magical Photo tour from Westminster, you will visit the stunning photographic movie locations including Diagon Alley, Leaky Cauldron, the famous platform 9 and 3/4 to name a few, and stand in the spot where Death Eaters destroyed the Millennium Bridge. Your photographer edits and uploads 30-40 high-resolution digital photos within 48 hours after your photo shoot.This is a great tour for families & and Harry Potter fans!

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Movie Hot Spot Walking Tour of London

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $25.15 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

If you love movies and love London, then you’re sure to enjoy this 2-hour Movie Hot Spots Walking Tour. See where 'Bridget Jones' famously kissed the love of her life, visit the spots that have made famous cinema greats from Michael Caine to Daniel Craig, and prepare for a day trip to Gotham City.

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $33.53 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: $33.53 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: $25.15 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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