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Footpaths of London: Guided Walking Tours

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Footpaths of London: Guided Walking Tours

After a festive season indoors with the family, no doubt treating ourselves to all sorts of culinary delights, what better way to get a bit of fresh air and gentle exercise than to take a scenic around one of London's many tours.

Guided walking Tours...


Harry Potter Film Location Tours

Sundays 2pm, Mondays 6.30pm, Bank Station, exit 3
£3 children, £8 adults, £6 concession and children up to 8yrs free. Tel:
020 7624 3978
No booking or pre-payment required. Duration 2hrs
Harry and Hagrid aren’t the only ones who can stroll down Diagon Alley. Muggles and Wizards can enjoy a journey that shifts from fantasy to reality exploring magical locations from the Philosopher’s Stone and the Prisoner of Azkaban to places such as Mansion House and St. Pauls Cathedral. Combine fact and fiction in this child and adult friendly walking tour of one of London’s most famous areas.
*N.B. this one will NOT take place on 26th December.

Eccentric London Walk

Fridays 11am, Embankment Station exit
£3 children, £8 adults, £6 concession and children up to 8yrs free
No booking or pre-payment required. Duration 2hrs

Can you crack the mystery of the Trafalgar Square lions? Age is no limit to start learning London’s trivia and urban legends. Curious parents and children can have a run in with Orson Welles and Sir John Betjeman on this expedition to discover the city’s oddest sights, including London’s most eccentric bookshop. Put your best foot forward towards this strange adventure that ends with a rather usual and comforting cup of tea and cake.


Historic Greenwich

Thursdays and Sundays 10.30am, Tower Hill Station exit
£3 children, £8 adults, £6 concession and children up to 8yrs free. (Extra charge for boat ride, with discount)
No booking or pre-payment required. Duration 2hrs

Ahoy matey! Sail the Thames towards Greenwich where your boat will dock in search of London’s most impressive architectural treasures. The Queen’s House, the Old Royal Observatory and the world’s largest nautical museum adorn the villages crooked streets filled with flea markets and antic shops. The tour has only one rule: visitors who don’t appreciate one of London’s most privileged views walk the plank!


Private Peter Pan Walk

From £127 for a private guide for 4hrs, any day of the week. Tel: 020 7611 2545
“Second to the right, and straight on till morning” can be rather confusing directions to London’s Neverland. You don’t have to believe in fairies to enjoy a privately guided walk through Kensington garden where JM Barrie’s Peter Pan is celebrated. Journey through the sights and buildings that inspired the children’s classic play and leave growing up for after you feed the swans at the end of the tour.


Treasure Trails

£5.99/trail and £12.99/personalised trail, plus delivery charges. Tel: 01872 263692
Would you rather be a detective, a pirate or an international spy? From solving a murder mystery in Notting Hill to exploring Shoreditch on a top secret mission, your family can enjoy solving Treasure Trails’ cases. Decipher your clues correctly and at the end of the trail you can win a prize!     


DIY tours...

Free Harry Potter London walk and tour

Tel: 020 8530 8443

Witches and Wizards alike pack your Sugar Squills, Pepper Imps, magic wands and flying broomsticks! You don’t need to cast a spell to find the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron or Hogwats Express’ Wall, London Discovery offers a free self-guided tour for families who are daring enough to explore Harry Potter’s London with no restrictions. 


Adventure Walks for Families in and Around London

Becky Jones and Clare Lewis

No more excuses! If your New Year’s resolution is to get the family off the couch and out of the house, then this pocket size walking guide is a must. Walking maps, picnic ideas and engaging activities inspired by children’s classics such as Winnie-the-Pooh and Alice in Wonderland keep children and parents active and entertained.

London Adventure Walks for Families Tales of a City

Becky Jones and Clare Lewis
Becky and Clare’s walking guide of London is the spoon full of sugar for families who dread the task of planning exciting days out for the children. From walking maps to game ideas and trivia, families will be well equipped to explore London’s child friendly sights. Mary Poppins’ Battersea Park and 101 Dalmatians’ Regent’s Park are just a couple examples of the books 25 imaginative journeys. 

To download a walk from each of these above books to try for yourselves, click on the covers below

Adventure walks for families in and around London London adventure walks for families


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