London is a one of the most popular cities amongst tourists from around the world. The city is famous for its rich heritage, history, architecture and its forever buzzing and distinct vibe. When visiting London, you will realise there are many ways to explore this city, be it on the tube and trains, the iconic double-decker red busses, on river cruises or by foot. The culture of walking is very popular in London and the locals still prefer to walk over driving around in the city.
Keeping in sync with this culture, London offers great walking tours that feature tour guides who walks with you, information that helps you gather facts and stories about the history and present of the city and routes that will make your tour educating, engaging and fun.
Exploring London city on foot starts at 1:00 pm every Monday to Saturday and approximately 3 hours long. You can book the tickets for this walking tour online or at the start of the tour if there is space. This tour includes an English-speaking tour guide who will take you around in the city of London covering all prime attractions (entry might not be included) and places.
Things you will explore in this tour:
- Queen Anne Statue
- Paul’s Cathedral
- St Mary-le-Bow
- Trafalgar Square
The meeting and ending points of the tour:
- James’s park
- National Gallery
- Westminster Abbey
- Some tours start in front of Queen Ann Statue, in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and end at the Temple Bar, near St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Close by shopping destinations on the walking tour:
While you are exploring the city of London on foot and want to indulge in some London shopping then you explore the shops on Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Bond Street, Portobello Market, Soho and Regent’s Street to name a few.
The best place to stay:
Exploring London can be a very overwhelming experience as the city offers a lot to do and see. As we know most of the buzz takes place in the central part of London, it is therefore ideal to book your stay in hotels located in the central part of London. To stay close to the walking tours you can book your stay in one of the hotels in Bayswater London. The benefit of booking a hotel in central is that you are close to most of the main London attractions, the prime transport links that easily connect you to the rest of the parts of London. Whether you are visiting the city for its attractions, shopping, events, food, parks or kids-friendly excursions, you can do it all in the central part of the city.
For a luxurious and comfortable stay in the heart of the city book your stay at the Shaftesbury Hyde Park International Hotel. This hotel features cutting-edge technology, high-end services and amenities that will make your stay as comfortable as it can be.
What not to miss in London?
London has plenty to do and keep you busy all year through. When you are visiting and have limited time in the city here’s a list of things you must not miss to have a fulfilling trip to London. Things you visit include the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Buckingham Palace.
What to do with parents in London?
London is a vibrant city that offers something for one and all. If you are looking for something fun to do with your parents in the city, then you can do the following:
- What a musical at the London West End
- Explore the galleries, museums and attractions of London
- Go on a river boat cruise and enjoy the stunning views
- Take the Hop-off-hop-on bus to explore London
- Shop at Oxford Street
- Enjoy a nice afternoon tea or a pub meal with your parents
- Visit the many popular markets of London
- Walk on the Tower Bridge
What are some of the famous parks in London?
London is famous of it’s massive parks that are in the heart of the city. The most famous parks you must visit are Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Victoria Park and the Richmond Park.