There’s no better way to get to know a new town or city than a good ol' fashioned excursion. Gone are the days where tourists are guided by people with little flags spurting historical facts no one is actually interested in - walking tours are fun again. From snapping pictures of the infamous Derry Girls chip shop to munching on Liverpool's best cheeses and grooving along Brighton's seafront to the Bee Gees, these ever-so-slightly bizarre outings are well worth trying. Discover the UK’s weirdest walking tours right here.
Boogie Shoes: Brighton & London
Get your wriggle on while exploring one of the country’s prettiest coastal cities at Boogie Shoes Brighton. This fabulously fun walking tour weaves through these cities soundtracked entirely by your choice of silent disco tunes. Expect to hear a banging mix of party classics and knowledgeable commentary from your guide throughout the 90-minute experience. Fancy the city vibes? Get stuck into its London version.
The Cheese Crawl: Liverpool & Bristol
Calling all curd nerds, this is the only way you should be exploring Liverpool and Bristol. For one of the most unusual tours in the UK, you can enjoy the two-hour The Cheese Crawl. Learn all about delicious dairy creations, munch on brie-llaint cheese and even be introduced to the people behind each of them. So if you fancy stuffing your chops with dairy delights, this is the weird walking tour for you.
Rock And Goal Tour: Manchester
This Rock And Goal Tour is one that truly reflects its biggest exports, goals and guitar players. Get to know all about the ‘Madchester’ music scene that birthed the likes of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, alongside the location where the Premier League was founded and the picture-perfect Shambles Square. It's here that you can finish off your three-hour trek with a well-deserved pint at The Old Wellington pub.
The Potter Trail: Edinburgh
The Potter Trail is a free walking tour in Edinburgh, which will take you through the witching world of Harry Potter. You’ll start off at the statue of Greyfriars Bobby and embark on a 75-minute jaunt where you’ll be shown various sights around the city that inspired the books, before ending on Victoria Terrace, where you may even be treated by some IRL magic from resident conjurer Magus Negus. To round it off? Stop by local watering hole The Cauldron for a few potions of your own.
The Great Game: Peak District
Part walking tour, part treasure hunt, The Great Game takes place in cities and towns across the country (from Sheffield to Bournemouth and up to Aberdeen). But if you’re craving a country escape, you've got to opt for this adventure in the Peak District. Available for groups of up to eight people, the three-hour event will have you roaming the countryside, taking in sights and finding clues before claiming your treasure at a local pub.
Derry Girls Tour: Belfast
Inspired by the hit TV show, this wander around the streets of Belfast will have you checking out some of the most iconic locations with the Derry Girls Tour. From the church where the ‘miracle’ happens and the girls take their Ukrainian exchange students, to the interior of Dennis’s Wee Shop and Fionnuala’s Fish and Chip Shop, there are plenty of places you can relive episodes. Just don’t steal the noticeboard...
Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience: London
Fancy getting to know the Bermondsey Beer Mile? Beer fanatics would be hopping mad to miss out on this quirky experience. One of the most fun walking tours in London, the Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience will take you through five venues in five hours. Join them to learn all about the Porter beer style (which started here), uncover the area’s rich history and explore the likes of Southwark Brewery and Fourpure.
The Official Peaky Blinders Tour: Liverpool
The Official Peaky Blinders Tour in Liverpool? Don't be fooled by it being set in Birmingham, this is where the action happens. With pretty Victorian architecture as the backdrop, you’ll find over 10 different shooting locations including Epsom race course, Polly and Ada’s homes and the site Tommy was nearly beaten to death. In total, the tour takes around four hours, so make sure to pack some comfy shoes, and your flat cap.
The Birmingham Walk Of Stars: Birmingham
The UK's slice of Hollywood in the Midlands, Birmingham has really put its name on the map when it comes to entertainment talent. While it's not technically a tour, the Walk of Stars is something that should be on your to-do list of you ever visit. From Ozzy Osbourne to Lenny Henry, Julie Walters to the Aston Villa F.C. 1982 Team, there's a bevvy of recognisable names to snap your photo with.
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