Discover the real side to the English capital on London walking tours!

London walking tours

From Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column, like any historic capital London is blessed with a stunning façade. Yet, a great part of the city’s charm and allure are the stories that lie beneath its royal splendour. Guided London walking tours are the perfect way to discover these stories and we have come up with a list of the best on offer today.

Arguably the most reputable company offering guided London walking tours today is London Walks. For seven days a week from 10am to 7.30pm London Walks puts on a whole host of walking tours covering every piece of history the city has to offer. Each walk costs a bargain £8 for adults and £6 for over 65s, full-time students and those with a Walkabout Card. What’s more, any child under 15 and accompanied by an adult gets to go free!

The following are some of the most popular walking tours offered by London Walks:

The Jack the Ripper Tour – Leaving from Tower Hill at 7.30pm every night, this tour follows the footsteps of the unidentified serial killer who preyed on vulnerable women in London’s Whitechapel district in 1888.

The Olympics Walk – With London 2012 just around the corner this walk provides a great opportunity to get to know the venues that shall be hosting the world’s greatest athletes. The tour takes place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.15pm from West Ham tube station.

Ghost Walks – With so much history it is no surprise that London has been witness to countless ghost sightings. Every night of the week you will find a different Ghost Walk delving into the paranormal of the city and uncovering ancient mysteries.

A great part of the London walking tours offered by London Walks is that there is no need to pre book. Simply turn up at the meeting point, pay the fee and enjoy.

For full details of the tours, visit either www.londonwalks.com or www.walks.com.

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