Sightseeing in London isn’t all about crowded bus tours; there’re also plenty of great walking tours to help you discover some of the city’s hidden gems that you might otherwise miss.
Here are a few of our top picks for walking tours in London, so if you’ve got an hour to spare during your break then be sure to check out them out before returning home.
Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles
Fans of the famous wizard and friends can enjoy one of London’s quirkier tours during their stay. A knowledgeable tour guide will escort your group around London to visit some of the most iconic spots featured in the blockbuster films.
The tour starts daily from London Bridge, so its easy to reach when you stay at our hotels near Gloucester Road Tube Station as it takes just twenty minutes to the meeting point using the Circle line.
London Old City Walking Tour
From ancient Roman temples to medieval execution sites, history lovers staying at the Park Grand Hotel Kensington will enjoy finding out more about the people and places that helped shape the modern metropolis we see today on this Old City tour.
Covering an array of must-see landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden, the entire tour usually takes just over two hours, but you are free to leave the group at any time should you wish to explore an area on your own.
This tour starts at St. Paul’s Cathedral, so staying at our hotels near Gloucester Road Tube Station puts you in prime position for joining this historical tour.
Jack the Ripper Tour with ‘Ripper-Vision’
Journey back to Victorian London and follow in the footsteps of one of the era’s most notorious criminals with this Jack the Ripper tour. Using handheld projectors, tour guides will show footage of the city at key locations and discuss the gruesome discoveries found there.
You’ll also be given the opportunity to visit a Victorian pub during the tour. Travel to Whitechapel after dark from the Park Grand Hotel Kensington via the Tube to join this macabre tour that isn’t for the squeamish!
Hidden London Walking Tour
See a completely different side of London with this hidden London Walking Tour where you’ll discover some of the secrets of the city.
Meeting at Fleet Street in Central London, you’ll be taken off the beaten path and away from the usual tourist hotspots to find some easy-to-miss architectural features and historical remains with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.
You’ll also discover some interesting tales from the Knight’s Templar and visit some spots frequented by the murderous Barber Sweeny Todd during your walk around London’s alleyways and streets.
Before you leave your tour, you’ll given some insider recommendations for other spots to visit during your stay so that you can carry on experiencing some more of the hidden history that London has to offer.