Quirky Walks And Tours In London

It's easy to get to see the big sights of a city, but to really get to know a place you have to spend some time down its side alleys. Get away from the tourist traps and discover some local landmarks with one of these cool and quirky London tours. From the best beers in Bermondsey to movie-scene spots and the sordid secrets of the city's ghoulish and ghastly history, read our recommendations for the best quirky walks and tours in London.

Last updated on 2nd December 2019

@ Meet inside the Marquis of Wellington Pub, 21 Druid St, Bermondsey, London SE1 2HH on Every Saturday

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If you're looking for a craft brewery tour in London, there's no better place to pitch up the Bermondsey. Home to the famous 'Beer Mile', this guided tour of some of the area's best microbreweries will teach you about how these incredible brews come into existence, and you'll even get the chance to sample a few.

  Santa Scavenger Hunt

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@ Secret Location on Saturday 21st December 2019

The Santa Scavenger Hunt is back for another year and this year it's going to be bigger and better than ever. Dust off those Santa suits and head for Central London where you'll have two hour to solve clues, answer questions and uncover hidden items. Make it back to base camp first, and you'll be gifted some very neat festive prizes to boot.

@ Meet inside Southwark Brewery, 46 Druid St, London SE1 2EZ on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 26 other Saturdays

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Take a trip down to Bermondsey's Beer Mile and sample some of the city's best craft brews, and Borough Market bought charcuterie and cheeses. This quirky London tour introduces you to some of the best artisan products in the capital, as well as the people who make and sell them.

  Historic Pub Tour

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@ Chancery Lane Tube Station Corner of Grays Inn Road on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Discover the London's oldest pubs on this historical tour of the city. Visit the taverns and drinking dens where some of the capital's most famous inhabitants drowned their sorrows and toasted their victories. See the sites of duels, misplaced manuscripts and good, old-fashioned debauchery on this quirky walking tour of London.

@ Upstairs at Hiver Beers, 56 Stanworth St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3NY on Various dates from Friday 20th December 2019

If you consider yourself something of a hops-head, then this quirky London tour will make for a dream day out. Visit some of the best microbreweries and drinking dens down Bermondsey's 'Beer Mile' with the help of your guide, who'll take you through the history of the area, as well as grabbing you some great samples to try out along the way.

Offering some of the best tours on London, this fun series of walks will show you a new way to experience the capital. From walking in the footsteps of the country's most notable playwright, to uncovering the mystery behind its most nefarious serial killer, there's a tour for every taste.

Secret London Runs

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The perfect way to discover London on foot, Secret London Runs host various 5k and 10k guided tours, teaching you all about certain aspects of the city whilst jogging through its backstreets. From Christmas light tours, to Jack The Ripper-themed jogs, the range of paces and distances ensures everyone can enjoy, whatever your ability.

Bucket Race

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From an Easter-themed hunt to a summer special and the winter wind down, the Bucket Race is bringing you a fun group activity come rain or shine. With teams of up to 4 competing to complete various tasks around London, this is one if you're looking for something a bit different.

@ Loop Bar on Thursday 19th December 2019 and 2 other dates

Enjoy a stunning tour of the city at Christmas with this boozy bus around Central London. Take in the festive lights along Oxford Street over 90 minutes on the Sparkle Tour, and then get free entry to Loop Bar and a shot on arrival to boot.

@ Outside The Royal Exchange on Thursday 19th December 2019

See the darker side of London this Christmas with this spooky walking tour. Taking you through the city's winding alleyways and haunted pubs, you'll hear stories of ghouls and ghosts, before heading to an ancient Victorian gin palace for a warming drink.

@ London on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Calling all music lovers: this rock n roll tour is just for you. With over two decades in the music industry, Stephen Channell invites you for a black cab tour of some of London's most iconic musical landmarks; from Jimi Hendrix's flat to the location where Bowie shot his iconic Ziggy Stardust cover.

@ Right outside AllSaints 6 Hanbury Street on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Calling all foodies: this wing-centric tour is offering you something a little different this Tuesday. It's all about wings, so prepare for some finger-lickin' food, all washed down with delicious drinks. Taking you to three of the city's finest fried food eateries, this isn't one to miss.

  Movie Hotspots Tour

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@ Meet outside London Bridge Station, Borough Road Exit on the corner of St Thomas Street on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

From James Bond to Bridget Jones, this cool and quirky London tour will guide you through the streets where some of your favourite movie scenes became a reality. Wander down seedy backstreets where Michael Caine once turned his charm on, to sites of zombie apocalypses, this fun London walk, which runs every Friday to Sunday, is a must-visit for movie buffs.

@ Outside Bunch of Grapes on Friday 20th December 2019 and 24 other Fridays

It's safe to say that Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls is easily one of the most scandalous walking tours in London. Learn about the debauched goings-on of Tudor cardinals and their king, how executions can go horribly awry, and even the history of the vibrator on this filthy, funny London experience.

@ Outside Farringdon Station on Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 17th December

Learn about some of the most debauched and dastardly drinking dens in the capital with this cool and quirky London walking tour. See the sites of devilish deeds, prostitution, execution and imprisonments on this journey through the most sinful parts of the city. Visit an authentic gin palace, an old plague pit and even a former market when you could sell unwanted wives on this walking tour-cum-pub crawl across London.

  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Forget bar crawls, it's all about the cheese crawls! Join these fromage fanatics for the finest in dairy, as you enjoy the blue cheese supplied to the royals, the best cheese toastie, and best margherita pizza, all while enjoying their spectacular cheese quiz!

See Your City

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Eyes this way, Potter fans! Fancy getting up close and personal with some actual, real-life Harry Potter filming locations? What about being sorted into a Hogwarts house and using your superior spell knowledge to outwit other houses? Well this quirky London tour will be bringing you all that a then some. You can leave your Firebolt at home as this tour takes you on foot from the entrance to Diagon Alley, past the Leaky Cauldron and all the way to Platform 9 3/4. There's other tours if you're not into Harry Potter!

@ Covent Garden Tube Station on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December 2019

Get your tinsel and Santa hats at the ready because the Boogie Shoes team are bringing a festive twist to their quirky walking tour. Dance your way through London to the most uplifting tunes from the 70s to the present day, with a couple of Christmas classics thrown in for good measure.

Led by a former member of the quality team and a judge at the World Beer Awards, you can rest assured that the Ale Hunters walking tours are jam-packed full of expertise and knowledge. See London via its famous pubs and breweries with one of these 3-hour beer tasting tours.

Take your family on this festive exploration of London. You'll board the classic vintage red bus and take it all the wonderful sights the city has to offer in a truly unique setting. 

@ Meet at White Hart Brew Pub, 1 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4TP on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 13 other Saturdays

Home to some of the best craft breweries in the capital, the East End is a hotspot for beer fans. This quirky London walking tour takes you around some of the coolest breweries in town, from Mile End to Bethnal Green, sampling along the way, naturally.