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 15th November 2018

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. 

@ Aldgate East Tube Station on Sunday 30th December 2018 and 7 other Sundays

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.

@ Outside Blackfriars Tube Station on Friday 4th January 2019 and 22 other Fridays

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.

  Historic Pub Tour

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@ Chancery Lane Tube Station Corner of Grays Inn Road on Friday 21st December 2018 and 2 other 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.

  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!

  Movie Hotspots Tour

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@ Meet outside London Bridge Station, Borough Road Exit on the corner of St Thomas Street on Friday 21st December 2018 and 2 other 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 Farringdon Station on Thursday 20th December 2018 and 12 other Thursdays

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.

@ Meet at Marquis of Wellington on Saturday 19th January 2019 and 23 other Saturdays

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 at White Hart Brew Pub on Various dates from Saturday 12th January 2019

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.

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 Wednesday 19th December 2018 and 5 other dates

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.

  London's BEST Scavenger Hunt

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@ Sohostel on Every Saturday

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A totally unique way to take a tour of London, this quirky scavenger hunt puts teams to the test solving clues and completing wacky challenges across the city. From squeezing the whole team into a black cab to dancing in front of strangers, it's fun, informative and totally silly.

@ London on Various dates from Monday 17th December 2018

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.

@ Chancery Lane Tube Station on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and 4 other 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.

@ Outside Bunch of Grapes on Friday 21st December 2018 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.

@ 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.