LONDON WALKING TOURS

GUIDED WALKS WITH AUTHOR RICHARD JONES

Blue badge Guide Richard Jones who conducts many of our London Walking Tours.

If you want to see more of London, and you want to really explore the courtyards, passageways and alleyways where the City's history was made, then there really is no better way to do it than on one of the many informative and entertaining London walking tours that are led by author Richard Jones and his dedicated team of fellow Blue Badge Guides.

FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES

In the company of our friendly and knowledgeable guides - all of whom are members of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the official governing body for tour guides in England - you can enjoy a memorable London walk that proceeds at a gentle pace and which leaves behind the busy main roads to venture into the backstreets and hidden places where history was made and time stands still.

WE PROMISE TO MAKE YOUR TOUR TRULY MEMORABLE

One of the old houses featured on our London Walking Tours.

With so many companies now offering guided walks around London you can find yourself hard pushed to decide which one to go with.

If you choose us we guarantee to provide you with a quality tour in the company of a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will go out of his, or her, way to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us.

Our walking tours cover a wide variety of different neighbourhoods and themes and have been mapped out to ensure that almost every second of the walk is crammed with interesting and fascinating locations and stories.

Each of the tours has been crafted to achieve the perfect blend of interesting places and fascinating facts and stories.

AN UNRIVALLED INSIGHT INTO
LONDON'S COLOURFUL PAST AND VIBRANT PRESENT

One of the old City alleyways we encounter on our London walks.

We strive to give you an unrivalled insight into the area and theme that your tour with us encompasses.

Our guides know how to present their information in a way that is both informative and entertaining, which is why our London walks are as popular with residents as they are with visitors.

We like to think - and our clients seem to agree - that we've managed to achieve just the right balance of historical fact, intriguing gossip and juicy scandals (at least on the walks where we encounter juicy scandals) in a way that really brings the people you hear about and the area you explore on a particular tour to vivid and colourful life.

YOU'LL HEAR EVERY WORD OR WE'LL REFUND YOUR MONEY

One of the comments that we get, time and again, from these who join our walks is that people really appreciate the fact that they can actually hear their guide.

Blue badge Guide Richard Jones pointing at a site on a London Walking Tour.

It's surprising how many guides don't know how to project their voices so that every member of their group can hear what they're saying.

Think about it.

How many times have you been on a tour and the guide's voice has been drowned out by background noise, or has simply been inaudible?

Would you/did you really enjoy that?

We think that guide audibility is such an important criteria for a walking tour that we make a 100% guarantee that, if you join one of our tours, you'll hear every word, no matter where you're standing in the group. If you can't we promise to make a no quibble refund to you.

NO RUSH, JUST A GENTLE STROLL

A group of people on one of our London Walking Tours.

Our walking tours are conducted at a relaxed and gentle pace. We want you to get the most out of your time with us. We prefer to think of our tours as being more liked guided chats during which you can interact with your guide and your fellow walkers.

You can ask as many questions as you like and discuss the places visited as you enjoy two or so hours of leisurely and informed entertainment. We won't rush you round, but will give you time to both absorb your surroundings and take in everything that you will hear.

SO MANY WAYS TO SEE LONDON

Our guided walking tours aren't the only way that you can see London with us. We also offer the concept of a London Treasure Hunt that allows you to explore the streets of the Capital whilst, at the same time, attempting to solve a series of cryptic clues and seeking out the solutions to a range of cunningly concealed challenges!

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A SELECTION OF THE WALKS WE OFFER

We offer an impressive array of guided walking tours that cover a wide range of topics and themes.

For those who prefer London's more sinister history we have the ever popular Jack the Ripper Tour which takes places seven chilling nights a week.

Continuing the spooky London theme, we have several different  Haunted London Tours which take you to the places where ghosts have been seen. We also offer a creepy walking tour around the eerie streets of Ghostly Hampstead by night.

If you are more inclined towards the more literary side of London then you can enjoy our walk of the London of Dickens and Shakespeare Walk which explores the historic riverside that inspired England's greatest playwright and greatest novelist.

If you hanker after a more relaxed way to explore London then why not opt for our Historic London Pub Walk which stops off at four of the City's oldest inns and taverns?

To explore a totally unique and different part of Capital, you could head off to the leafy heights of London's most rural village and join us for the Hidden Hampstead Walking Tour.

If you are interested in exploring the tucked away alleyways at the heart of the old City of London then you we offer a Secret City Tour.

The streets and buildings that feature in the works of Charles Dickens are covered on several of our tours around Dickens London.

Many offices like to combine a night out exploring London with visits to a few pubs along the route. We are happy to devise tours around any neighbourhood, or district, and you can, if you wish, even end your tour with one of our popular London quizzes that test how much you have taken in during your walking tour with us!

OUR WALKS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

Just because we do walking tours doesn't mean that our walks cannot be enjoyed by the less mobile.

Indeed, it is our desire that our walks are totally accessible to all, and, to that end, we have implemented a rigorous disability access policy.

As far as is possible all of our walks are wheelchair friendly. We cross roads by crossings or at corners that have ramps. Steps are kept to a minimum. Our guides pay particular attention to those with walking difficulties and ensure that the pace is such that they have no problem in keeping up.

We also go out of our way to make the tour enjoyable for the visual and hearing impaired. For the former your guide will add a commentary that is more descriptive about the locations visited, whereas for the latter we are happy to provide fact sheets for each stop of the tour.

We welcome any advice or suggestions that would help us to achieve our goal of total accessibility for all.

WE'RE GREEN AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN

Long before the current trend for all things green, we were embracing eco-friendly tourism.

We have been doing so since 1982 when our co-founder, Richard Jones, began promoting the concept that walking was far and away the best way to see London.

In those days most people toured London on pollution belching buses.

But those who joined Richard's tours soon discovered that there is an alternative and that walking is by far the best way to really see this wonderful City.

Buses and coaches simply can't get into the backstreets and hidden places where the real London waits to be discovered.

Nowadays everyone is going green and stressing their environmental credentials.

We, on the other hand, have no need to jump on a fashionable bandwagon since our London Walking Tours always have been and always will be 100% green. Or, as we like to put it, we leave our footprints on the streets not on the environment!

GIVE US A GO AND DISCOVER A WELCOME DIFFERENCE

So, if you want to get to know London better, and you want to explore the City in the company of an expert guide whose sole mission is to ensure that you enjoy an informative and entertaining tour, then give us a go and see for yourself that, when it comes to London walks, our tours really do offer you a welcome difference.