Walks and Tours

London Walks

London Walks is the oldest urban walking tour company in the world. It's also – by common consent – the premier urban walking tour company in the world. It's the gold standard.

Go London Tours

Go London Tours are custom made for clients but the Public Tour and Go Jewish London  programme give you the opportunity to experience a Go London Tour as an individual.

These tours are run throughout the year for a variety of organisations, cultural events and community festivals.

Whatever your interest I hope there is something here for you.

Alternative London Tours

Discover the London you won't find in the guidebooks with London's original off-the-beaten-track tour provider!

Our award winning London tours take you into the heart of the vibrant East End to explore the past and present of the capital's cultural and creative hub.

Walk London

Getting to see what London has to offer is easy, especially if you walk: There's lots to explore and some great walks connecting them.

So, whether it's a place to feed the ducks, a stroll during lunch hour or an energetic Sunday walk you're after, our quality walking routes have something for everyone.

London Art History Society

Study walks explore the art historical context of parts of London and other nearby places. These events are led by qualified guides or lecturers who have a detailed and thorough understanding of their subject.  

Discover Walks

Walk London with a true Londoner. Intimate guided tours - if you can afford it!

Street Art London Tours

runs a variety of street art tours for the public in London each week.  The principal tour  is in Shoreditch.

The London Wall Walk

The walk consists of a series of 21 plagues that do not only pick out surviving remains but also pinpoints sites of importance to the history of the city wall and gates. The Walk is about 3.2km (2 miles) long and may take between one and two hours. Type "London Wall Walk" in search. 

Old Map Man

"My name is Ken and I am Old Map Man. My walks use old maps to help you find disappearing and lost London. Each walk is round a specific, often over-looked London neighbourhood. If you are looking for a theme, it is history in unlikely places."

My London Tours

Guided walking tours with Nika Garrett.  These walks are prepared and guided with care and passion.

London Ghost Walks and Tours

If you want to explore the darker recesses of London on a ghost walk or haunted tour then be sure to join the London Ghost Walks

Free Tours by Foot

A sightseeing company offering free walking tours of London on a pay-what-you-like basis.


Free London Walking Tours

All walking tours supplied by Free London Walking Tours are free, there are no upfront costs. The tours are operated on a tips-only basis.

Picture from "London´s Ghostly Haunts Walk" below.

Walkit.com London

The urban walking route planner for London. Download app here.

The Royal Parks organize history and heritage walks. Look at What´s on for upcoming events.

Factory tours

The Poppy Factory  (free)

20 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10

Fuller´s Brewery Tour

Chiswick Lane South W4

Smithfield Meat Market Tour  

at Smithfield Market in the City

City of London Distillery Tour

22-24 Bride Lane, EC4

Whitechapel Bell Foundry Factory

32/34  Whitechapel Road E1

Secret London Walking Tours

offer some of the most informative and

fun London guided walking tours. Tour leader Diane Burstein has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and History and is one of London’s best known and most versatile tour guides.

Camden Tour Guides Association

We cover all areas of the Borough of Camden including Camden Town, Primrose Hill, Holborn, Fitzrovia, Kentish Town, Highgate, Gospel Oak, Bloomsbury, St. Pancras, West Hampstead, St. Giles, Belsize Park, and Hampstead.  We can also offer guides with specialised knowledge of many topics including Health, Education, Art, Literature, Law, Politics, Social Housing, Industry & Transport, Faith & Religion and Entertainment.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Jack the Ripper Walk starts every night at 7.30pm from Tower Hill  Tube Station.

The East End Free Walk 

Starts at the Aldgate Underground Station. Duration 2 Hours.

The London Gin Safari

Maybe  not the most sensible thing to do in London. Take a bicycle tour of South-East London with a Victorian gin parlour on wheels.

Rock legends and sites- walks and tours:

London Rock Legends

All  aboard the magic bus to see where rock legends have played and died in London, the greatest rock 'n' roll city in the world! On this small group numbers are limited to a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. This tour by minivan will visit London's famous clubs, rock hotels, record labels, management offices and studios.

Rock n Roll London Walk

This 90 minute walking tour will take you on a stroll through the winding streets of Soho and Covent Garden the very heart of the capital’s rocking heritage! The Beatles on a roof top, The Rolling Stones recording their first album, David Bowie’s studio, The Sex Pistol’s first gig – it’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll and I like it!

Evan Evans Tours

Discover monumental rock landmarks throughout a London you would not otherwise see. Hear the stories and gossip that makes Rock 'n Roll what it is.

London Rock Tours

Guided by Richard Porter - author of the 'Guide to the Beatles London' and an Authority on Rock Music in London

More walks through London´s highways and byways:

* Walks, Talks & Lectures with Ian Bevan

* London Trails, Walking Explorations with Old Maps

* Black History Walks, African and Caribbean history in London

* London Street Tours,  pretty much anything really

* A Walking Tour of Deptford, architecture, literature, social history and psychogeography

* A Walking Tour of Clerkenwell, architecture, literature, social history and psychogeography

* London´s Lost Rivers,  guided walking tours of some of London's Lost Rivers

* East End Walks, bringing London´s radical history to life

* London Mystery Walks, weekly walking tours of London

* Walks in and around Bexley (south-east London)

Secret London Lunch Breaks

A really interesting blog exploring hidden London. Look here!

Social Historic Walks

The whole area of the group is that it's a chance to walk around different parts of London with different themes have a chat to the Guides and to fellow attendees and enjoy a couple of hours with like minded people i.e. people who like a bit of history who like to walk whilst being sociable. Post walk drinks are also available at a local watering hole near to where the walk ends.

Inner London Ramblers

The Ramblers is Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking. It exists to facilitate for the benefit of everyone, the enjoyment and discovery that walking outdoors can bring, and to promote respect for the life of the countryside.

The Inner London Area comprises nine groups located in London. It is just one of many Areas that make up the national organisation.

The London Strollers

Short walks for busy people.

Strollers on Facebook.

And Did Those Feet Walks

We have been organizing Guided Walks and Tours in and around London since the late 1970's. We aim for:

• high academic standard

• bringing the past to life with an   entertaining delivery

• showing how the past is rediscovered and interpreted.

Capital Walkers

Capital Walkers was set up by Londoners who love getting out into the countryside as well as the lesser known parts of the city.

The group is aimed at people aged 35-55. Everyone is welcome - you don't need to be a member to try us out and most walks have at least one new person on them. If you decide to take part, just turn up on a walk, there's no need to book.


Walk the London Underground network, overground with Mark Moxon.  This is the story of that walk, along with over 9750 photographs, route maps, points of interest and tips for those looking for a different way to explore London on foot.

See also Mark Moxon´s Tubewalk Planner

Meet other people for walks and talks..

London International Meetup

East End Tours

If you have an interest in the darker side of London. Go in search of London’s most notorious gangsters, Ronnie and Reggie Kray. This unique walking tour delves deep into the murky world of 1960’s London to uncover gangsters, shoot outs, night clubs and murder.

Wandle Trail

The 20km (14 mile) Wandle Trail follows the route of the River Wandle from Croydon to the Thames at Wandsworth. It allows you to enjoy the heritage, flora and fauna of this typical chalk stream in the heart of some of south London’s most industrialised landscape.

Royal Geographical Society

See a different side of London beyond the tourist trail. Discover new neighbourhoods, and explore unexpected perspectives of well-known landmarks.

Download walking guides.

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks

The Thames Explorer Trust have been running foreshore exploration along the River Thames for 30 years.

Two hour sessions are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who are trained in foreshore health and safety.

Who knows what will be found – old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…

Greenwich Guided Walks

Greenwich Tour Guides Association , the original guiding organization, working in Greenwich for over 25 years run guided Walking tours around the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a jewel in London´s Tourist Crown.

Richmond Heritage Guides

Guided walks are a great way to discover the Thames-side villages of Richmond, Twickenham, Kew, Teddington, Barnes, Ham, East Twickenham and St. Margarets in the company of a knowledgeable and local guide. Richmond Heritage Guides organise a range of guided walks throughout the year.

Back in the Days

Your guide Barrie Greene is passionate about his favourite city, London, and loves to share his memories, his discoveries and his passion which is why he started Back In The Day Walks.

Charles Booth Walking Tours London

The combination of History, geography and literature make Charles Booth Walks ideal for students. A Londoner for thirty years Sean Patterson specialises in Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps and in literary walks that use his acting skills for readings. Walks in Deptford, Clerkenwell, Whitechapel and Covent Garden.

Self-guided walks:

The London Toolkit

Free self-guided London walks. Easy to follow walks covering the main sights of Central London.

Self-guided walks in London designed by Mike Biggs.


Photo of the Southwark Park Bandstand below.

Walks of London

Self guided walks by Historian and Author Richard Jones. (My favourite is A Charles Dickens London Walk in Soho)

London footprints

A written up guide for walking on your own. Lots of walking routes.

Canal and River Trust

Walking is one of the nicest ways to explore our beautiful canals and rivers.  This walk starts and finishes at the picturesque Little Venice and takes you through the beautiful green corridor of The Regent's Canal, Primrose Hill and St John's Wood.

Jubilee Greenway

The most recent addition to the Walk London routes, the Jubilee Greenway is 60km long - one km for each year of the Queen's reign, to link together all the major Games sites.

Completed this walk? Why not download the certificate to celebrate.

The Harry Potter London Tour

Welcome to the Harry Potter London Tour and Treasure Hunt, brought to you by London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and author Richard Jones with the intention of providing a DIY walk that will enable you to explore some of London's hidden away and most fascinating places at little or no cost.

In short you will be able to enjoy a truly magical day out in Central London.

Stadium Tours:

Wembley Stadium

The most famous stadium in the world.

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Football Club

White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur

Craven Cottage

Fulham Football Club

The New Den

Millwall Football Club

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal Football Club

Free guided tours at Somerset House!

Somerset House, now an exciting venue for arts and culture was once the home of three Catholic queens; Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza and played a vital part in the crisis of the Stuart dynasty.

Join us for a new guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed. A special highlight of the tour includes access to Strand Lane Baths.

Tours are at 12.45 and at 14.15 each Tuesday.

Tickets are available, on the day only, from the Information Desk. Tour last approximately 1 hour.

Forman´s Smokehouse Tours

Enjoy a unique tour and tasting at H. Forman & Son's famous smokehouse, including a fascinating carving demonstration.

Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905 and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick.