Take a walk through the heart of royal London amongst palaces, royal residences and royal parks. Hear about royal pageantry and traditions.
London Highlights Walking Tour
This walk from Parliament Square to Covent Garden includes many of London’s most famous landmarks, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the River Thames, and more. This is a great walk to take if this is your first visit to London.
City of London Walk
The City of London, just one square mile, is the oldest part of London where the Romans first settled. Today it is the financial centre. Learn about the development of its great financial institutions and their role today. Enjoy the varied architecture, old churches and modern tall buildings and hear about the unique traditions of the City and its Lord Mayor.
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
London is one of the great theatre capitals of the world famous for opera and ballet as well as theatre. This theatre walk takes us to Covent Garden, centre of London’s Theatre Land. Hear stories of our great theatres and theatrical personalities.
Since 30 St Mary Le Axe, or the Gherkin as it is nicknamed, was constructed in 2003, there has been an explosion of modern architecture which has dramatically changed the skyline of London. On this tour learn about the architects who designed these new buildings and the ideas behind their designs, the challenges of the construction of the buildings and discuss the contribution they make to the architectural diversity of London.
Meandering in the Strand and Covent Garden
There is something for everyone on this walk, we explore theatre land but, Covent Garden is more than that, I’ll show you some hidden secrets you definitely wouldn’t find on your own.
Skyline of City of London
Mayfair is one of London’s most exclusive residential, business and shopping areas – since the 1700’s associated with elegance and style. Stroll through Mayfair’s history, almost every house has had a famous resident at one time or another. See Savile Row famous for men’s tailoring, see the street where the Queen was born and discover Mayfair’s American, scientific and musical connections. Notting Hill
St James’s was developed by the Earl of St Albans, after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and was conveniently close to St James’s Palace so it became the most desirable place to live. It is full of old world charm, it’s all about tradition and it is a unique and special part of London. See where the first Bowler Hats were designed and sold and where Winston Churchill used to buy his cheese. See the Carlton Club, Boodles and White’s with a membership that includes the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Prince William.
In the 16th century Chelsea was a village of palaces, Henry VIII had a manor house here. In 1682 Charles II founded the Royal Hospital Chelsea which is today still home to retired soldiers, the Chelsea Pensioners. In the 19th century it was a favourite haunt of artists, Turner, Rossetti and Whistler lived here and of course there is the King’s Road, where in the ‘swinging 60’s’, the mini skirt was born. Maida Vale Attractive area with wide avenues and colourful house boats on the Regent’s Canal. See the recreation ground where two champions trained for their sporting successes. Past residents include a computer pioneer, a PM of Israel and the author of a children’s book that’s also loved by adults.
In Tudor times Southwark was the entertainment area of London with theatres, Shakespeare, bear baiting and brothels. Later it fell on hard times but now it is one of London’s great regeneration stories and entertainment has returned. Also discover Southwark’s ecclesiastical, literary and medical history. There’s a gourmet food market, a haven of modern art, a great cathedral, the reconstructed Globe Theatre and fantastic riverside views.
Bloomsbury is the academic, intellectual heart of London, home to the British Museum, University College London and many book publishers. For years Bloomsbury has attracted, writers, thinkers and creative types. Walk in the footsteps of some of the best known personalities including the Bloomsbury Set, T.S Eliot and George Orwell. Bloomsbury is also where you will find some of London’s finest Georgian Squares and discover more about the Georgian period and the events and developments which happened in London at this time.
Primrose Hill Explore this special area and discover its connections with pianos, poets, painters and playwrights and other things.
Chelsea Literary WalkExplore the literary associations of Chelsea. Along the way we will pass the homes of PG Woodhouse, A A Milne, Henry James, T S Eliot, John Betjamin, George Eliot, Samuel Beckett and others and see where Dirk Bogarde liked to buy his books.
Animals of London Meet the famous animals of London, the real the fictional and the legendary.