Guided tour

Secrets of London Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

53 reviews

Secrets of London Walking Tour

From US$ 21.34 per person

Journey off the beaten track to discover the secrets of London's past and present. You'll visit old gas-lit alleyways, walk past atmospheric pubs and hear stories of superstition, murder, eccentricity and magic.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See what was once the smallest police station in the world
  • Rub one of the 7 noses of London
  • Visit the most superstitious hotel in London
  • Walk along streets linked to Harry Potter
Full description
The tour begins in the corner of Trafalgar Square, where you will be given a brief outline of what you can expect, but of course, as the tour is secret, you won't be told everything. For the next 1.5-hours, the guide will take you on a journey through back streets and alleyways, in an endeavor to show you places which time has forgotten. Early on in the tour, visit a tiny old police station which Londoners walk past every day but never realize its historical significance. The tour then heads onto streets associated with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Along the way, you will be shown the discrete social club which has its roots in a more eccentric 18th century London. The next part of the tour is very atmospheric, as you'll appear to be transported back to the time of Charles Dickens, looking out for old gas lamps, signs and door knockers, nestled beside old pubs hidden off the main thoroughfares.  And if that isn't enough, you'll then be treated to one of London's most extraordinary stories of superstition, an enduring ceremony for a king, and to finish off the group will go off searching for one of the city's most mysterious pieces of art - the Duke of Wellington's nose. 
  • Tour guide
  • Meals and drinks
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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

In the North West corner inside Trafalgar Square. Underneath the fourth plinth sculpture, next to the toilets. Currently the plinth has a sculpture of a Persian winged bull deity upon it. Please note from 2022, the meeting point will change to the roundabout just below (to the south of) Trafalgar Square. Your guide will be standing by the equestrian statue of King Charles I and will carry a flag with the local partner's logo on it for easy identification.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

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  • Dogs are not permitted on the tour, with the exception of guide dogs
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Bring your own refreshments
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4.9 /5

based on 53 reviews

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Great walking tour. Matt the guide was really engaging without being overly showman. He was clearly knowledge and genuinely interested and excited about what he was showing us. It was great to get off the beaten track and we saw things that were hidden in plain sight. Fascinating. An hour and half was perfect length for the walk. Firmly recommended

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