One of the best ways to explore one of the world's greatest cities is on foot.
The city of London has over 2000 years of history behind it, on foot you can get up close and personal while taking the time to explore the detail and appreciate some of the city's most historical buildings, as well as it's breathtaking modern day wonders.
Whether you are up for an adventure or a leisurely stroll, you can team up with fellow walkers in an organised tour or plan your own route through your favourite parts of the Capital. After all, walking is a healthy and eco-friendly way to enjoy the city.
The possibilities are endless, in fact you will be left spoilt for choice. In any case, to enable you to get the most out of your visit, it is recommended to use a highly reputable tour company such as the award winning London Walks. They have been offering gold standard walking tours around London for almost half a century and have become the oldest urban walking tour company in the world.
Some other ideas for London walking tours include:
Enjoy London's finest Indian cuisine and eat like a King with Eating London Food Tours. Take a journey through London's vibrant Brick Lane and take in the exotic sights, sounds, smells and taste the flavours of India and beyond.
This two-hour trip round the East End, explores stunning pieces from the world's most famous street artists, as well as work from the local underground. This is an exploration of the evolution of street art as well as various debates and controversies within the scene. This tour begins outside Shoreditch High Street Overground Station and ends on Brick Lane.
This is an exploration of more than 150 years of history of the world's first underground railway. Starting at one of the oldest stations on the network, we discover the social history, construction methods and station architecture of the miraculous feat of engineering.
This tour explore, the gruesome past of the West End from the infamous slum, the St Giles Rookery to the saucy antics which took place in Covent Garden. In two hours our guides uncover the areas shady characters and notorious murders, as well as the history of law and punishment.
The East End is one of London's most unique and diverse neighbourhoods. With a mix of cultures and tasty cuisines, street art and shopping, East London (made up primarily of Hackney and Shoredtich neighbourhoods) is one of the best places to discover London's fascinating stories. Join a food tour through Shoreditch with Eating London Food Tours where you will visit a diversity of places such as markets, shops, bakeries, pubs, and restaurants.
Thames Path Walk
One of the most popular London walks, the Thames Path Walk needs no introduction as the main artery that runs through the beating heart of London. You'll discover there is always something happening on Europe's cleanest major river.
Hidden London Walking Tour
London has more than its fair share of strange tales, and on this walk you will be journeying into the depths of the old City to discover the more extraordinary stories and locations which are often overlooked.
London Gardens Walk
Why not enjoy and explore the city's green side on the London Gardens Walk (or bicycle ride), it will take you on a tour through 20.3 miles on the ground and 4000 years of garden design history.
Sherlock Holmes Tour
Grab your deerstalker and take a Sherlock Holmes Tour of London exploring places from the books, real sites that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as locations featured in film and TV adaptations of the detectives great adventures, including those shown in the recent BBC TV production.
Jack the Ripper Tour
On this tour you will walk in the footsteps of London's most infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. The tour examines one of the world's most famous unsolved mysteries: the Whitechapel murders back in 1888. You'll explore Jack the Ripper's East London haunts and see where he committed his heinous crimes.
For the essential London walk, you really couldn't be anywhere else. A classic collection of London's most iconic landmarks awaits you on the 15 mile (24 km) long Jubilee Walkway. Designed to celebrate The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, the original route connects all of the city's most famous sights, from Buckingham Palace to the stately dome of St Paul's.
Black History of London Walk
London is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. Take a guided tour through hundreds of years of the African presence and contribution to London’s way of life.
Some tour guides also offer alternative walking routes so you can discover parts of the city that you won't find in the guidebooks and into the heart of London's vibrant East End to explore the past and present of the capital's cultural and creative hub.