London Walking tours

Our most recommended London Walking tours

London: Wembley Stadium Guided Tour

1. London: Wembley Stadium Guided Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Legends. The Wembley Stadium Tour lets you explore the behind-the-scenes of the UK’s largest sports and music venue. Taking you deep into the heart of the stadium, this award-winning tour includes the Dressing Rooms, the Press Conference Room, Players’ Tunnel, Pitchside, and the iconic Royal Box. This tour gives you the chance to relive the stadium’s greatest moments, from England’s glorious 1966 World Cup victory, UEFA Champions League triumphs, the ongoing tradition of the Emirates FA Cup Final, countless sell-out concerts, and more. The Crossbar Exhibition and The Walk of Legends unlock the Wembley archives to showcase the Stadium’s origins, rich history, and heritage dating back as far as The British Empire Exhibition of 1924. Visitors will be able to download an app-based guide on arrival at the Stadium. QR codes will allow visitors to scan and access the digital content on their own devices. There is free wi-fi access for those visitors not able to use their mobile data.

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

2. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Join a local guide as you are served a slice of world-famous ceremonial action with a private or shared group tour Changing of the Guards experience. There is so much more to this extravagant shift change than meets the eye. With your guide to lead the way, you’ll soon know your Welsh from your Grenadier guard, and understand what the deal is with those fuzzy bearskin hats. Hear the astounding origins of this dazzling spectacle and get a handle on the significance of every color, button, mascot, symbol, and movement in this most British of traditions. From the best possible viewing point, your small group will join the guards on their journey toward Buckingham Palace as you march to the beat of their drums. Get as close as possible with the opportunity to take some amazing snapshots.

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

3. London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

Explore one of the oldest monuments in London on an early morning guided tour of the Tower of London, and see the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive. Avoid the lines with this early tour of the legendary site, where 3 English queens were executed, and get an introduction to the origins of the attraction before you meet one of the Yeomen Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters. Learn about the traditions of these elite guardsmen, historically responsible for the prisoners at the tower and for safeguarding the Crown Jewels. Journey through centuries of British history and see where Guy Fawkes was put on trial. Marvel at magnificent orbs, swords, rings, crowns, and scepters used for royal ceremonies and coronations. Stay at the Tower of London to explore at your own pace once your official tour is over.

London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

4. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

London: London Stadium Tour

5. London: London Stadium Tour

Go behind the scenes of London’s eponymous stadium on a guided tour. Discover more about the stadium that hosted the London 2012 Olympics, and the current home of West Ham United Football Club. Meet your guide and find out about the history of the stadium. Expand your knowledge with interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art multimedia devices that you can use with your tour. Opened in 2011 ahead of what was arguably London’s greatest multi-sporting event, London Stadium has seen athletic medals won, rugby World Cups fought for, and plenty of home matches from the local team, West Ham. Step into the magic of the venue as you walk through the player's tunnel. Get the player's perspective as you stand in the dugout or stroll through the changing rooms.  Admire the views of the pitch from the stands, and learn more about the famous sports stars who have graced the stadium. Hear more about famous bands and singers who have performed summer concerts in the venue.

British Museum: Tour

6. British Museum: Tour

Visit the British Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the world-famous “Rosetta Stone”, which was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics and admire in awe perfectly preserved mummies, including the Mummy of Katebet. Explore an impressive collection of Greek antiquities including the Parthenon Sculptures. Discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, 16th-century samurai armor, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad. Listen as your guide tells the history behind the relics found in the vast exhibits and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the British Museum’s treasures.

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

7. London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights. Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the King, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks, and monuments of Royal London.  Witness parades by the world-famous King's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street.  You'll be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history who knows the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds. Along the way, be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique take on London's history, as you discover the Kings, Queens, rogues, and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerizing parades along the way. Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, this Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. 

London: DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure Tour

8. London: DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure Tour

Star in your very own hilarious, madcap adventure in the Kingdom of Far Far Away, in the company of Shrek and his much-loved DreamWorks friends. The journey begins when you board the DreamWorks Tours magical flying 4D bus to Far Far Away. There you will visit Cinderella in Shrek’s swamp, bump into Puss in Boots, rescue Pinocchio from the wheel of torture and cook up a magic spell with the Muffin Man. This one-of-a-kind misadventure explores 12 laugh-out-loud fairytale themed live shows. Experience live actors, captivating storytelling, special effects and extraordinary DreamWorks animation that allows you to see, hear, touch, smell and feel the adventure, with a good dose of Donkey’s cheekiness along the way. During your adventure, you’ll meet many characters (princesses and donkeys included), but as in all fairytales, you may also encounter a witch or two, which some of our younger audience may find scary.

London: Tower of London Beefeater Welcome & Crown Jewels

9. London: Tower of London Beefeater Welcome & Crown Jewels

Experience the Crown Jewels, the famous ravens and incredible royal history on this tour of the Tower led by an expert English-speaking local guide. Beat the crowds with your early access ticket and witness as history comes alive at the Tower of London. Your guide for part of the tour will be a Yeoman Warder, better known as a Beefeater. Prepare to be awed as they share with stories about the site. Ask questions, and take a peek into what a day in the life of a Beefeater is like. Feel the thrill of seeing the world famous Crown Jewels, Ravens Den and White Tower. Learn about the notorious Tower Executions site, and take a walk on the historic battlements. Explore other attractions at your leisure after the tour, like the Towers Mint, Bloody Tower and Medieval Palace.

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

10. Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords. Hear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes the ticket to the Parliament and get an audio-guided tour inside the building.  Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (the official name of the Houses of Parliament) boasts an ostentatious façade with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Listen as your guide explains the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster, to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower.  

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New York walking tours: Everything you need to know

Experience the city like a true New Yorker with a walking tour in New York City. Along with being a mecca for theater and the arts, it is home to many world-famous landmarks. Among them are must-sees like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York City was given the nickname of “the city that never sleeps” because the fun never stops there. Late into the night, you can experience New York City at a nightclub or rooftop bar. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Beyoncé or Brad Pitt at celebrity hotspots like SoHo House New York or the Brooklyn Mirage.

You can find New York walking tours that are very economical, and some even free. With knowledgeable and humorous guides, walking tours give you deep insight into the city’s culture. Along the way your guide will allow for pit stops so that you can tour a building, grab a bite to eat or take a quick bathroom break.

Walking tours allow you to discover the architecture, waterfront, and bright lights of the city. In addition, you’ll get the chance to chat with the locals about the history and economic development of each borough.

What can you experience on a New York City Walking Tour?

You’ll get the chance to explore entire boroughs. Visit Harlem (home of the Apollo Theater and a great place for gospel music), Brooklyn (for NBA fans), and Manhattan Chinatown (an excellent neighborhood for foodies). Some New York City tours are also tailored to your interests, such as photography, shopping, culinary arts, and New York City architecture.

Neighborhood walking tours in New York

Indulge yourself in the Harlem Renaissance on a walking tour of the borough. Stop by theneighborhood’s soul food restaurants (like the popular Sylvia’s). You can also listen to good music that will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet. If you’re looking for another great place for a walking tour then don’t miss Brooklyn. Here you’ll find lots of fine food and many places to shop for chic clothes. If you’re an art buff, SoHo might be an ideal place for you to explore. The neighborhood houses numerous art collections, like the popular National Geographic Gallery.

See the Neon Lights: Experience the bright lights and feel the magic during a night walking tour on Broadway. Other evening walking tours include the New York Seaport/Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and Times Square.

Ghost tours in New York

Become acquainted with the ghosts of New York City on a walking tour through the village of Greenwich. You’ll stop by haunted buildings like the Stonewall Inn and Friend Building. If you don’t believe in ghosts already, you just might after this tour.

Photography tours in New York

New York City provides ample opportunities to get just the right photo. On this tour you’ll join a guide who is also an experienced photographer. They will know all the best places to get unobstructed shots of historic buildings or landmarks like the Empire State Building. You can also capture motion and movement shots of the hustle and bustle of New York at Grand Central Station.

Theater walking tours in New York

The Lion King, Hamilton, and the Phantom of the Opera have been some of the greatest productions on Broadway. Likewise, many famous movie stars, including Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Julie Andrews, have performed there. As you take a walking tour of Broadway, you’ll feel the excitement when you look up at the lit marquee of each theater. On this tour you’ll see numerous theaters, such as the New Amsterdam Theater, American Airlines Theater, Music Box Theater, and the historic Hudson Theater. During some walking tours, you can even go inside the theaters to get behind the scenes of Broadway’s theater productions.

Special walking tours in New York

New York City is unique, so expect to find an array of unusual walking tours. You can, for example join the Hip Hop Tour, the Sopranos Sites Tour (inspired by the TV show) or the New York Street Art walking tour. There is even a holiday lights tour during the Christmas season.

Are there added extras with New York City walking tours?

Some New York City walking tours include added amenities like food tastings, free drinks (for the pub crawl), admission to an attraction, and complimentary gifts. If you choose a self-guided tour, you can often download an audio guide from the Google Play Store or iTunes.


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What people are saying about London

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We recommend our guide, Mick Greenwood, highly! He is personable, extremely knowledgeable, organized, and flexible in adjusting the tour to our interests. He knows how to tell many good tales regarding the history of the beginnings of rock n' roll in London and spoke clearly and slowly enough (unlike some other UK natives) that it was easy to follow his narrative. Unfortunately, we has only three hours to spend with Mick; we could easily have carried on our discussion and had him show us many more historic sights!

Fantastic. My partner and I are in our early 20’s and have recently moved to London - I would highly recommend this tour to those of all ages who appreciate an evening filled with knowledge, enthusiasm and a high quality delivery from your guide. Tactically timed to avoid London hustle and bustle, see beautiful landmarks, learn unforgettable history and behold unique stories - told so well they come alive. I would highly recommend this tour for any day of the year - in fact, I’d go again tomorrow.

Although we had the chance of a rainy day and consequently the change of guards was on the quick/short version, the guide was an excellent narrator, full of informative and fun stories which made a great experience. I recommend this tour!

We visited the London Stadium for the first time this year in October. Great experience and more so for my son who is a westham fan. He loved every minute. Guide was fantastic as well.

It was amazing. The lady, was so polite and nice and she knows a lot about Tower of London. I would definitely recommended the trip to every one who goes to London.