London is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, offering visitors a unique mix of history, culture, and modern flair. From its iconic landmarks to its charming neighbourhoods, London has something for everyone. However, if you are looking for a more unique and personalised experience of the city, there are plenty of excellent tours to choose from. Below is a list of the most outstanding and exclusive tours that will take you on a journey through London’s diverse and fascinating history. To make the most of the walking tours of London, book yourself a stay at the comfortable and luxurious Park Grand London Lancaster Gate hotel. This centrally located popular hotel is ideal to access all the recommended walks and tours.
Black History Walks
London’s black history goes back centuries and has played a significant role in shaping the city’s culture today. The black history tour takes you on a journey through London’s dark and untold history, providing a comprehensive insight into the black community’s contribution to London’s development. Black history walks is an eye-opening experience that invites you to join in a shared learning experience and rediscover the rich Black history interwoven into London’s DNA. Again, central London accommodations are great to enjoy this walk.
Wimbledon Museum and Grounds Tour
Wimbledon is synonymous with tennis and has hosted the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament for over a century. The Wimbledon Museum and Grounds tour is a unique opportunity to experience the tennis tournament’s history, including a walk through the tournament’s prestigious grounds and the championship museum. Whether you want to learn about the players’ journey to Wimbledon or see the tournament’s behind-the-scenes happenings, this tour caters to tennis lovers and history buffs alike.
Growing Underground Urban Farm Tour
This unique tour takes you through one of the highest-profile urban farms in the world, venturing deep beneath the bustling streets of London, discovering an underground farm that produces fresh, pesticide-free food year-round. The Growing Underground Urban Farm is located in an abandoned air-raid shelter in Clapham and uses a hydroponic system to grow leafy greens and herbs. An informed guide will take you through the underground farm, where you’ll see the innovative technology and techniques used to grow locally sourced vegetables and herbs, even deep below the city.
The Barbican Architecture Tour
The Barbican is one of London’s most well-known landmarks, showcasing some of the city’s most remarkable postmodernist and Brutalist designs. If you are interested in architecture, the Barbican Architecture tour is the perfect way to get up close and personal with some of the Barbican’s iconic buildings. You’ll see designs inspired by famous architects like Le Corbusier and the British architect Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, and understand the building’s role in shaping London’s cultural and social landscape.
Women of London Tour
The Women of London Tour tells the stories of inspirational women throughout London’s history, paying tribute to the contributions of the city’s leading female figures. From political leaders and writers to activists and artists, the Women of London tour offers guests an informative and inspiring experience. You’ll have a chance to see the birthplace of women’s suffrage, visit the spot where Emily Davidson gave her life to the suffrage cause and learn about the finest feminists and leading women in arts and science.
David Bowie Music Tour
David Bowie is a music icon, and his legacy continues to inspire fans around the world. The David Bowie Music Tour takes you through Bowie’s early years, showcasing the spaces that influenced his music, and later years, where he wrote some of his most outstanding works. In addition to visiting famous music venues like the Hammersmith Odeon, Ziggy Stardust’s first home, and the studio where he recorded his last album Blackstar, you’ll learn fun facts about this legend’s musical journey. For a nice break from the tours you can enjoy a lovely meal at one the many popular restaurants in Lancaster gate area.
Chocolate Walking Tour
London is a city that is famous for its ancient architecture, parklands, museums, and many other things but did you know that it has a sweet side too. With the Chocolate Walking Tour, you will get to explore the chocolate shops and confectioneries in the city. This tour will take you through some of the best chocolatiers in London, where you will get to sample different chocolates and learn about the history of chocolate in the UK. Why not try a Chocolate afternoon tea experience in London and have a memorable experience to share and remember, always.