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 20th June 2018

@ Outside Farringdon Station on Various dates

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.

@ Chancery Lane Tube Station Corner of Grays Inn Road on Various dates

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.

@ Outside Blackfriars Tube Station on Various dates

Walk in the footsteps of the city's most famous playwright with this fascinating Shakespeare walking tour of London. Led by a Shakespeare expert and professional actor, you'll pick up invaluable knowledge about the man himself and his life in the big city, from the spots where he penned his most famous plays, to the tough and tangled workings of his personal life.

@ Meet inside Southwark Brewery on Various dates

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.

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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!

@ Chancery Lane Tube Station on Various dates

While you may find yourself a bit sloshed by the end of it, this quirky London walk takes you around some of the finest drinking establishments in The City. With stunning interiors and rich, often slightly scandalous, histories, this tour of London's heritage pubs is a must-do for beer-lovers and history fanatics alike.

@ Meet inside the Marquis of Wellington Pub on Every Saturday

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.

@ Meets outside of Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden on Thursday 12 April 2018

Walk through Central London and appreciate the Ale Trail, as expert guides bring you to the best pubs in Central London, where you'll learn about their history and get recommended the best beer at each, making sure you get a real taste of London beer.

@ 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!

@ Outside Green Park Tube Station on Various dates

The quest for Holy Grail is on, and it's going underground. Compile a team of your best and brightest pals and head to Green Park where the hunt begins. For out-of-towners, this quirky London walking tour is a great way to get to know the city, and for native Londoners, it's the perfect opportunity to put your superior knowledge of the tube system to the ultimate test.

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@ Meet at Marquis of Wellington on Various dates

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.

@ Meet outside London Bridge Station, Borough Road Exit on the corner of St Thomas Street on Various dates

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 Temple Tube Station on Various dates

Head to Fleet Street to discover the real story behind the area's most murderous barber. This quirky London walking tour will take you on a journey through the backstreets of the city, abundant in ghostly tales and ghastly goings-on. Covering some of the most terrifying of London's tales, it's not a tour for the faint of heart.