"London Walks" Walking and Walking Tours Tip by JulesH
Walking and Walking Tours, London: 99 reviews and 144 photos
If you want to really see London, delve deeper than the common or garden tourist possibly could...see places you wouldn't normally have time to discover and hear stories told by real characters 365 days a year, rain or shine...go on a London Walk! These are guided tours with a difference. The website lists nearly 400 different walks you can embark upon, all led by highly qualified guides and taking around 2 hours. No matter what your area of interest, there is a London Walk to slake your thirst for knowledge.
Even most Londoners don't know this much about their own city, so this is a real treat for a visitor to London...a chance to really dig beneath the surface of this facinating Capital and unearth the truth and the history beneath.
You don't need to book a London Walk, just turn up at the designated tube station exit at the time indicated on the website, pay your 6 quid directly to the guide, and you're off! Walking is by far the best way to explore London, to really get to know the little known back streets and alleyways which nestle amongst the main streets, and your guide will be sure to put on a highly individual show according to his or her personality. Some dress in costume...Mary Poppins or Pearly Queen or can even "become" the characters they include in their stories. Some are actors with a distinct air of drama about them. Others are factual raconteurs...authors and experts in their field. Don who runs the Jack the Ripper tour is the author of The Complete Jack the Ripper and used to be the curator of the city of London Police Crime Museum. It's a pleasure to find people with such interesting stories to tell.
Ghost walks, pub walks, architectural and themed historical tours of every little village and district within the Capital you simply have to go on at least one London Walk while you are here...even if you live in London!
And even beyond London Walks the site also offers Explorer Days: guided out of town days out within easy reach of London enabling you to really make the most of your time.
Address: Various types to choose from in London.
Directions: The brilliantly written website is a cracking good read in it's own right and tells you everything you need to know about London Walks. It really whets your appetite for exploration without giving the game away too much.
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