The 5 best walking tours in London
Again we are here to offer you not 3 but 5 of the best in London, this time in the way of walking tours. There are many walking tours available, offering a different perspective of London every time down to the beautiful architecture in this great city, and a tour of Greenwich, to historic walks, and customised tours of the British capital, amongst many other walks allowing you to see the highlights of London. However, we have settled on what we consider 5 of the best walks that they offer in the city, and which we believe are guaranteed to be an all round crowd pleaser during your stay in London this season, or whenever you are lucky enough to come to the British capital.
Jack the Ripper walking tour
It wouldn’t be a proper holiday in the British capital if you didn’t get the opportunity to go on the famous Jack the Ripper tour led by what they claim to be the leading authority on Jack the Ripper himself, and former crime historian. Thus, you will be taken over some of the most famous crime scenes in the world by none other than a law enforcement professional, amongst other talented tour guides. The walk begins at Tower Hill, then you will later pass through some dark backstreets and alley ways to discover one of Jack the Ripper’s hideaways, and finally finish at The Ten Bells Pub where some of his victim’s drank, and which still display chilling photographs and newspaper clippings relating his terrible crimes. This spin-chilling tour evokes that terrifying autumn of gaslight and fog in 1888, and you will inspect the murder sites, and sift through the evidence – in all its gory detail……These tours of course take place at night to offer you a really authentic experience, but not to worry there is a tube station nearby so you don’t have to walk through the dark streets after the tour if you’re feeling a bit spooked…
London Beatles’ walking tour
There are two different Beatles’ London walks available, the Beatles Magical Mystery tour, and The Beatles In My Life Walk. The first offers you a vision of Beatlemania in the swinging 60s, and includes a visit to their Apple offices, where they played the famous rooftop session, and the world famous Abbey Road studios and Crossroads, amongst others. The second fab four tour on offer takes you to all those places that the Beatles claimed they’ll “remember all their life” such as the film locations for “A hard days night”, the registry office where two of them got married, and the house where Paul lived with his glamorous girlfriend, actress Jane Asher, amongst others. Truly a blast from the past, and a chance to recapture the era when London was culture capital of the world and the Beatles its rulers.
London Ghost walk
“It is estimated that as many as two in five people ´seen` on a busy London Street are ´Permanent Londoners;` the undead doomed to spend eternity among the living….” Well, you have the chance to try and spot some of these unearthly creatures in the various ghosts’ tours that are on offer in the British Capital including Ghosts of the West End, Ghosts of the Old City, and Haunted London, amongst others led by a dedicated team of talented Ghostologists. They will relate gruesome truths of the city, tell tales of the ghoulish and the downright evil, and lace their supernatural and paranormal tales with earthly horrors whilst they guide you through the realms of the dead……lovely…if this is right up your street, check out the website for further details and times.
Graffiti and street art walking tour
Moving away from ghosts and London’s gruesome past for something slightly more pleasant is this Graffiti and street art walking tour. This walk offers you the opportunity to see some of the best graffiti locations in the British Capital, benefit from the insight of the expert guides, learn about the history, and enjoy some fascinating information on the artists. All the tours on offer are customised and they include legal and illegal graffiti, as well as commissioned graffiti art, sticker art, street art, and if feasible live graffiti. Any street art gallery shows or events taking place that day will try to be included in the tour, and finally a special graffiti store will be visited in case you feel inspired and want to purchase some merchandise on the tour.
Harry Potter walking tour
Our final suggestion comprises that of the Harry Potter London tour. There are actually two different ones on offer including a Harry Potter Film Locations Walk, and TheHarry Potter Film Locations Taxi Safari. In the first tour you will get the opportunity to see the great buildings of the ancient city such as the Bank of England, and the Mansion House, amongst others, in addition to some of the film locations where Hagrid and Harry make their way to Diagon Alley in the first film, as well as locations used for the Leaky Cauldron and the Third Hand Book Emporium featuring in the third Harry Potter film. The taxi safari tour, as the names indicates comprises a taxi tour of London and its history that includes oodles of Harry Potter film locations such as Gringots Bank, The ‘Cracked’ Cauldron, the Knight Bus Bridge, the Flying Car crime scene, and Platform 9 3/4, amongst the 23 London scenes to be more precise that appear in the Harry Potter series! The choice is yours.
Anna – Marketing Team