Free Self Guided London Walks
Easy To Follow Walks Covering The Main Sights of Central London
Big Ben From River Thames
Using Our London Self Guided Walking Tours
These walks are designed as an aid to exploring Central London independently. We believe the best way of seeing London is on foot, supplemented by the use of public transport where prudent.
|The London Icons Walk|
|City Of London Walk|
|The Kensington Walk|
|The Shopping Walk|
The four walks here cover much the main areas of Central London a first time visitor will want to cover. The driver for these walks is to encourage visitors to explore London independently and uncover the joys of walking London. You'll be surprised just how much you can cover and just how much more you see by walking.
1 - The London Icons Walk
This walk as its title suggests, covers many of the major blockbuster reasons that draws first time visitors to London. The major sights that you must bring back a picture of.
We show you how to link these together into a memorable first day in London and many other fascinating places as well. St James Park is at the centre of this circular walk, a great place for a breather and some rest and recreation.
2 - The City of London Walk
The original city of London was built to the east of the area most visitors today visit - Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the West End entertainment area.
All the above places were outside the original walled city, now called the City of London. Today the City of London is the main business area, a major world financial centre. But as the area is London's oldest its full of interest.
The main formal sights of this walk are Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The joy of this walk for many people though will be savouring the non tourist atmosphere and understanding London better both past and present. Its a great place to poke around and explore.
3 - The Kensington Walk
Just to the west of the very centre of London is Kensington. Many people will have their accommodation here.
This relatively short leisurely walk starts out in Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens, London's largest royal park. After a visit to Kensington Palace, its a short walk over to the Albert Hall and the South Kensington Museums. For most people the museums here will keep you occupied for a full day, each one of them is free.
Just before you get to the Albert Hall you come to the impressive Albert Memorial.
The walk finishes with some upmarket shopping in Knightsbridge where Harrods is situated, just 10 minutes walk from the museums.
|Oxford Street Store|
4 - The London Shopping Walk
Yes, the walk does cover the tourist haunts of Oxford Street, Harrods and Hamleys Toy Shop. But it is also enjoyable for those who are not great fans of mainstream retail therapy.
We also cover some specialist area. Electronics at Tottenham Court Road, the music scene at Denmark Street, books at Charing Cross Road, China Town, the gentlemen's outfitters of Saville Row and Jermyn Street and the luxury shops of Bond Street amongst others.
And of course Oxford Street, Regents Street, Carnaby Street and Harrods and Harvey Nichols at Knightsbridge
Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Buses
|Original London Tour Bus|
An alternative to the classic guided coach tours are the HOHO (hop on, hop off) buses.
During your visit to London, one of the recurring sights are the hop on, hop off tour buses.
Especially in the summer months there seems to be one coming along every couple of minutes, each jam packed with visitors.
These buses offer comprehensive coverage covering nearly all the main sights in London.
In addition to the bus tour a river cruise and free walking tours are part of the deal.
Tickets last for 24 hour periods.