There are tons of well-known tours to check out when you’re visiting London. You could start with something simple, like the Original bus tour of London if you don’t feel like getting around by foot. Alternatively, if you’re happy to get on your feet for a few hours, then there are tours like the Sherlock Holmes or Jack the Ripper tour to discover.
So what happens when you’ve explored all the best-known tour options and you’re looking for something a little different? If this isn’t your first time in London, or you’re just hoping to get a little further off the beaten track than most, the following tours could be the perfect way for you to spend your time in the capital of England.
1. The Hidden London Walking Tour
The Hidden London walking tour gives you exactly what you’d expect from a tour with this name. With the help of your trusty guide, you’ll explore some of the back-alleys, side, streets, and lesser-travelled locations of the capital (while staying safe). The Hidden London walking tour helps you to find some of the gems that other visitors don’t know about.
This isn’t the tour for you if you’re looking to visit all of London’s biggest sights. However, if you’re keen to hear about London’s history while discovering some weird and wonderful places you never would have considered visiting before, this is the tour for you.
2. The Night Photography Walk
These days, most of the people who visit London will want to walk away with the perfect selection of Instagram shots for their portfolio. However, you’ll notice that the majority of London pictures are taken of the same selection of attractions – often in the middle of the day when the crowds are everywhere. So why not take a different approach and check out some photogenic locations by night instead?
The London night photography tour is a photography lesson and a tour of London wrapped up into one. You’ll learn how to master your camera to get some better photos, and you’ll get some tips on how to make your shots more creative too. It’s one of the best ways to get some great views of London.
3. The London Ghost Walk
The London Ghost Walk is one of the most exciting things you can do while simultaneously checking out some great sights around the capital. If you’re a fan of the dark and scary, then this is the tour for you. You’ll head out in pursuit of paranormal experiences with a group of other ghost hunters, and explore some of the most haunted regions in London.
Sites include things like an old plague pit from centuries ago, and the Old Hallows Church, which is said to be the home of a very active ghost. We’d recommend not bringing anyone who’s a little faint-hearted along for this trip.
4. The London Dark Side Tour
This is another option for people who like things more on the creepy side. The London Dark Side Tour is perfect if you’re tired of checking out all the glitz and glamour of places like Buckingham Palace. When you’re done with shopping in Kensington, and the lights have lost their sparkle, head over to the London Dark Side tour, where you’ll learn about some of the more morbid parts of London’s history, from executions to gruesome murders.
These guided walks will give you some super interesting stories to take home with you if you’re visiting, and they’re an excellent chance to see London from a new perspective. You’re sure to have a laugh or two with your guide as well.