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One of the best ways to discover London is on foot and what better way to do that than to take a walking tour of London. We love walking tours and always start out exploration of a new city by booking at least one. It is a great way to orientate yourself, see a lot of the sights and also learn interesting information about the area from the guide.

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How do you choose the best walking tour of London England that is right for you?

There are so many London walking tours to choose from that it can feel a little overwhelming deciding which walking tour to choose. Especially in a city like London where there so many different types of walking tours on offer which can appeal to everyone’s interests and tastes. If you are visiting London in winter do check out the availability as there do seem to be less to choose from during the colder months and of course if you are visiting during the high seasons and months do make sure you book your tour in advance as they can be fully booked if you leave it to late.

In this post you will find a comparison of different London tours to help you decide which one is the best fit for your needs. I have divided the post into 2 sections with the first section looking at the best THEMED walking tours of London and the second section the best SIGHTSEEING walking tours of London. Obviously if you take a themed tour you will also no doubt see some of the sights but the tour will be more focused on showing you various places connected with the theme rather than the main tourist highlights of the city.

I would suggest always wearing comfortable shoes and checking the weather forecast the day before your London walking tour to ensure you are fully prepared. My packing list for London in winter provides suggestions for essential items or if you are visiting during other times of the year my general UK packing list for all seasons is a useful resource.



In this section I will compare the best themed walking tours of London including those based around popular TV shows such as The Crown and Killing Eve. The grid provides an overview of the different London walking tours available and key important details. More information on each tour can be found in the article below. 

Magical London - Harry Potter Guided Tour2.5 hoursPlatform 9 3/4 Diagon Alley The Leaky CauldronYESBOOK HERE
Mary Poppins Walking Tour2 hoursSt Paul's Cathedral, Bank of EnglandYESBOOK HERE
Charles Dickens Walking Tour3 hoursBorough Market, Dickens House Museum YESBOOK HERE
Killing Eve Walking Tour3 hours10 filming locations including London Bridge and SouthwarkYESBOOK HERE
The Crown Walking Tour2.5 hoursTrafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Buckingham Palace and moreYESBOOK HERE
Shakespeare in London Tour3 hoursThe Globe Theatre, Clink Prison and Southwark CathedralYESBOOK HERE
Notting Hill Rom-Com Tour1 hour 40 minsPortobello MarketYESBOOK HERE
Movie Hot Spots Tour2 hoursJames Bond, Harry Potter, Brigid Jones and more locationsYESBOOK HERE
Doctor Who Tour2.5 hoursLondon streets featured in the legendary TV series Doctor WhoYESBOOK HERE
Paddington Bear (TM) Walking Tour2.5 hoursVisit London landmarks from 2 films and 20 booksYESBOOK HERE
Sherlock Holmes Tour2 hoursVisit locations from the book, TV series and filmsYESBOOK HERE
Bridget Jones Tour2.5 hoursVisit locations seen in all 3 movies.YESBOOK HERE
James Bond Walking Tour2 hoursVisit locations used in "Skyfall", "SPECTRE" and other Bond moviesYESBOOK HERE
Jack the Ripper2 hoursVisit Whitechapel and walk in the footsteps of Jack the RipperYESBOOK HERE
Grim Reaper Tour2 hoursTower of London, Plague Pits, the East EndYESBOOK HERE

Guide to the Best Themed Walking Tours of London

Choose from a selection of the BEST themed walking tours of London. There is a tour here for everyone whatever your interest from well know TV shows and films, to literary figures and more London is the place to explore.


If you would prefer to take a walking sightseeing tour of London England where you can see the main highlights of the city in a few hours, this selection is for you. I have listed to best walking tours rather than hop-on hop-off bus tours/boat tours or one of the many tours by private cab or car as I will be including those in a separate guide.

London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Fun Local Guide4 - 5 hours20 of the major sights of London are included in this walking tourYESBOOK HERE
London: Old City Walking Tour3 hoursMillennium Bridge, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and moreYESBOOK HERE
London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour1.5 hoursYour expert guide will take you to the best viewing point so you don't miss a thing and take the best photographs - find out about the history behind the ceremonyYESBOOK HERE
Walking Westminster: Big Ben & Houses of Parliament 1 hourGet the best views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from special vantage points. YESBOOK HERE
Private 90-Minute London Kick-Start Tour with a Local1.5 hoursPrivate tour with a local - find out insider tips as you visit London's must-see spotsYESBOOK HERE
London: Top 20 Sights Walking Tour and Clink Prison Entry6 hoursSee 20 of the major London sights plus visit the Clink - the UK's oldest prison!YESBOOK HERE
Westminster to Tower Bridge Customized Tour with a Local4 hoursPrivate personalised tour - see the sights and get an authentic insight into local lifeYESBOOK HERE
London: Top 20 Sights Walking Tour and The Shard Entry2 hoursIncludes a skip the line ticket to the ShardYESBOOK HERE

Best sightseeing walking tours of London

Want to see the sights of London? These are my selection of the best sightseeing walking tours of London.


I am sure you will have found some great walking tours of London England to choose from in this article. I have selected these best London tours from Get Your Guide which is my tour company of choice.

I believe there are many advantages to booking a tour with a company such as Get Your Guide. Tour bookings can be cancelled up to 24 hours before (just double check the terms and conditions when you book), you can pay in your own currency so there are no exchange fees and tickets can be downloaded onto your phone so no need to worry about keeping bits of paper safe. 

I love taking tours – whether it is a themed walking tour or a sightseeing walking tour. With Get Your Guide , you know exactly what the cost is so no unexpected surprises. 

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