Guided tour

Secrets of London Walking Tour

Activity provider: Fun London Tours
Guided tour

Secrets of London Walking Tour

Activity provider: Fun London Tours
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From US$ 22.19 per person

Likely to sell out

Journey off the beaten track to discover the secrets of London's past and present. You'll visit old gas-lit alleyways, walk past atmospheric pubs and hear stories of superstition, murder, eccentricity and magic.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See what was once the smallest police station in the world
  • Rub one of the 7 noses of London
  • Visit the most superstitious hotel in London
  • Walk along streets linked to Harry Potter
Full description
The tour begins in the corner of Trafalgar Square, where you will be given a brief outline of what you can expect, but of course, as the tour is secret, you won't be told everything. For the next 1.5-hours, the guide will take you on a journey through back streets and alleyways, in an endeavor to show you places which time has forgotten. Early on in the tour, visit a tiny old police station which Londoners walk past every day but never realize its historical significance. The tour then heads onto streets associated with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Along the way, you will be shown the discrete social club which has its roots in a more eccentric 18th century London. The next part of the tour is very atmospheric, as you'll appear to be transported back to the time of Charles Dickens, looking out for old gas lamps, signs and door knockers, nestled beside old pubs hidden off the main thoroughfares.  And if that isn't enough, you'll then be treated to one of London's most extraordinary stories of superstition, an enduring ceremony for a king, and to finish off the group will go off searching for one of the city's most mysterious pieces of art - the Duke of Wellington's nose. 
  • Tour guide
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the roundabout just below (to the south of) Trafalgar Square. Your guide will be standing by the equestrian statue of King Charles I and will carry a flag with the local partner's logo on it for easy identification.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Dogs are not permitted on the tour, with the exception of guide dogs
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Bring your own refreshments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 142 reviews

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Jess was awesome, genuinely an up beat character, perfect for a tour guide. Enjoyed all of his dits and we chatted to him between stops where he revealed more fun stuff from his deep knowledge. Lovely casual walking tour off the main streets! Highly recommended

April 1, 2023

Great walking tour. Matt the guide was really engaging without being overly showman. He was clearly knowledge and genuinely interested and excited about what he was showing us. It was great to get off the beaten track and we saw things that were hidden in plain sight. Fascinating. An hour and half was perfect length for the walk. Firmly recommended

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April 1, 2023

A very interesting walking tour. Gareth took us to some out of the way places and told us about some very unusual sights and sites. He was really knowledgeable and extremely personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would certainly recommend this tour and guide.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 71547