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 17th January 2020

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.

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.

@ Upstairs at Hiver Beers, 56 Stanworth St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3NY on Various dates from Friday 31st January 2020

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.

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!

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.

The Original Tour

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The Original Tour are bringing you the ultimate boozy quiz sightseeing tour. Gather the gang and step aboard for an afternoon of taking in the London Eye, Picadilly Circus and more whilst putting your knowledge on the city's history to the test. 

@ 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.

  Historic Pub Tour

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@ Chancery Lane Tube Station Corner of Grays Inn Road on Various dates from Friday 31st January 2020

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 Bunch of Grapes on Various dates from Saturday 8th February 2020

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.

Looking for a quirky way to get around the city? Check out Bustronome, where you'll be treated to amazing views atop a double decker; all while tucking into a mouthwatering menu with specially paired wines. You've never seen this before.

  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 Friday 31st January 2020

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.

  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!


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Calling all foodies: these food-centric tour are offering you something a little different in London. They're all about wings, dim sum and amazing afternoon teas across the city's finest locations, so prepare for some finger-lickin' fun, all washed down with delicious drinks.

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

Save £10.00 on ticket 12PM SAT with discount code TENOFF

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.

@ Meet at White Hart Brew Pub, 1 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4TP on Saturday 8th February 2020 and 14 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.

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.