Walking Tours

Come and burn some London pavement. Discover London on foot with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Walking is a great way to see Europe's global city. Great buildings... great views... great stories...

There is no better way to stroll around London, than in the company of a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide. London's Blue Badge Tourist Guides are world famous for the accuracy of their information and their enthusiasm for sharing with visitors to Britain and Londoners alike, the amazing past and present of lively London.

This two-hour walking tour will take you past a great many of London's most important sights as well as along part of the ceremonial route that the Queen followed on her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. It also leads you past the sites of two events of the glorious 2012 Olympic Games.  The idea of the Essential London Walk is to give you a taster of what is what and where it is. Return later at your leisure to such `icons' as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament or the London Eye for your own up close and personal visit and inspection.

What did the Romans do for us? Well, 2,000 years ago they founded London on the site that now encompasses the City of London, the world's financial centre.

The Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice... London's lawyers train and work in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, and they have been here since medieval times.

William Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, but it was in London where he found both fame and fortune.

Covent Garden attracts visitors today with its lively Piazza, buskers and mimes, former fruit and flower market halls, historic opera house and nearby theatres.

When fear stalked the streets of London...  The Victorian police were completely unprepared for a serial killer who took away body parts and posted them, accompanied by gloating letters.

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they pit themselves against the Victorian underworld.

Think of Chelsea and what springs to mind? Porcelain, pensioners, buns... and a whole lot more. This is where some of the brightest and best writers and artists, wits and philosophers have chosen to live for over four centuries.

Known for its elevated circle of writers, the Bloomsbury Group, who lived in squares and loved in triangles.  Bloomsbury is one of those parts of London where a tour with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide will really open your eyes to hidden treasures.

London's sauciest neighbourhod, Soho, has always been a little bit different, and that's still the case today.

Spitafields and Brick Lane... The East End has always been a poor cousin of the City of London. Over the centuries it has hosted waves of immigrants in search of a better life. All have left their imprint on the area, bringing new trades from silk-weaving and the rag trade to curry houses and jewellery shops.

Come and join a tour of London's Theatreland covering a selection of the most historically interesting theatres in the West End. You'll learn about the development of London theatre from the Restoration of the 17th century to the fringe theatre of today and there'll be tales of theatrical personalities, scandals, superstitions and hauntings.

Elegant Mayfair is where the truly wealthy and aristocratic have been spending their time and money for well over four centuries.

When Henry VIII decided to build himself a new palace in St James's,  the area's future success was assured.

Clerkenwell, on the northwestern edge of the medieval city, is one of London's oldest `suburbs'.

This tour showcases art and architecture of the 21st Century. This spectacular part of the Docklands began as an integrated commercial development with significant investment in design and public spaces. Some of the world's leading architects and designers worked together in this area, and it's a part of London like no other. Come and see the future with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Follow in the footsteps of the author we most associate with London and hear his life story - from his arrival in London as a 10-year-old boy to his elevation to the lofty position as Britain's most successful writer.

London's one-time larder until the 1960s and now home to City Hall and some fine urban design, this area south of the Thames was once a mass of wharves and warehouses handling hides, grain, tea and dairy produce, as well as breweries and mills, and workshops for dyes, varnishes, sails, barrels and hoops.

Welcome to an Irish-themed London walking tour.  A chance to discover some of the defining moments of Irish history where they actually happened - on the streets of London.

Walk along quiet paths by waterways, past mills where corn was once ground to feed London.