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 September 2021

Ale Hunters

1 user review 5

Ale Hunters is a unique walking tour and beer experience taking place across London's best pubs, craft breweries and taprooms. Get the low-down on the creation process while picking up expert knowledge and maybe even sampling a few sips along the way. 

@ Outside Farringdon Station on Thursday 21st October 2021 and 14 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.

  London Bar Bus

80 user reviews 5

@ Tootbus on Various dates from Friday 24th September 2021

Save £10.00 on ticket 6.30pm Adult Ticket + Prosecco with discount code BARBUS10

One of the quirkiest tours you can do around London, the Bar Bus will have you sipping cocktails as you drive past some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Better yet? You'll be seating on an open-top double-decker with Instagram-worthy botanical touches.

See Your City

59 user reviews 4

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!

  Ghastly Ghost Tour

30 user reviews 5

@ All Hallows by the Tower on Various dates from Tuesday 21st September 2021

If you're a horror fanatic, then this Ghastly Ghost Tour will be right up your alley. Expert guides will take you around the city at night to share some downright horrifying stories about demons, ghouls and murderers. Don't forget to bring your flashlight and meet at All Hallows by the Tower.

Historic London Tours

31 user reviews 5

Take a journey through the capital's 2000 year history with Historic London Tours. During the two-hour-long trips, you'll learn about the city's survival through fire and war, the gruesome past of Tower of London, how to tunnel into the Bank of England's vaults and more.


164 user reviews 5

Brompton are hosting some of the spookiest walks and tours in London, teaching you all you need to know about what lies beyond the grave. From crystal balls to cinematic vampires, these enthralling experiences are not to be missed. 

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.


4 user reviews 5

Scoot along on this quirky tour around the city, visiting famous landmarks and learning London history, stories and insider information. Whether you're a tourist or just fancy a little bit more knowledge, this unusual way to see the capital is sure to be a fun experience. 

  Rock Cab Tours

3 user reviews 5

@ Various Venues, London on Various dates from Tuesday 21st September 2021

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.

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.

When it comes to all things cheeky in the city, we're on the pulse. From secret kinky spots to historic tales like you've never heard before, we've come up with our very own x-rated tour of London, one sexy detail at a time.