When it comes to exploring the sights of London there’s no better way to do so than on foot. When the summer months hit, the weather warms up and there’s less chance of a torrential downpour. All of this makes London best seen as part of a walking tour. As you’d expect, there’s a huge range of walking tours to choose from, with a theme for any taste or interest, including guided designed for movie lovers, food fans and history buffs.
If you’re having a hard time deciding, we’ve compiled some of our favourite walking tours for you to consider. All of these are popular, fun ways to see the city and, you can double up and do one or two in a single day if you’re feeling extra fit!
These are all interesting and fun ways to see our city so grab your walking boots, your camera and a bottle of water and get started!
Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour
If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan or simply have an interest in television and movie film locations, the Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour should be right up your street. This walk takes participants on a tour of the famous locations mentioned in the original Arthur Conan Doyle books, as well as those featured in the film and television adaptations. There are numerous opportunities to take photographs and ask questions.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Jack the Ripper and the ghoulish mystery that surrounds him have become an interesting part of London’s spooky past. Throughout Victorian London it was thought that Jack the Ripper murdered a number of women in gruesome circumstances, but to this day his identity remains a mystery. The Jack the Ripper Tour is a classic London activity sure to delight and intrigue fans of crime mysteries. You’ll be taken on a journey to the different locations used by Jack and given lots of tasty titbits, theories and stories about this notorious former Londoner.
Brit Movie Walking Tours
Through a number of different walks, visitors are invited to see the filming locations for many famous movies and television shows. The tours provided by Brit Movie Walking Tours are designed with fans in mind and there are lots of opportunities to take photographs and walk in the footsteps of favourite stars. Popular walks include the Bridget Jones Tour, the Paddington Bear Tour and the London Film Locations Walk.
When exploring the sights of London it isn’t long before you realise that there is a lot more to the city than the attractions that are still standing today. In fact, the Capital has a long and interesting history. Mosaic Tours offer a number of different walking tours for the history buffs among us. From a WW1 Walking Tour to one that centres around ancient Greek history in the city, you’ll take a step back in time to key dates, events and milestone’s in our nation’s past.