If you like humorous history, quirky facts and hidden surprises, this walk right in the centre of London is the tour for you.
We walk around some of London's most famous areas and familiar landmarks – but you’re not going to hear the stories kids learn at school.
Having lived in London all my life, I decided to dig out the wacky parts of London's history. I'm also an avid traveller and understand the importance of experiencing a city with a local guide. But more importantly, I love sharing the amazing history of this city!
You’ll find out about the secret behind the flowing of the River Thames, the origins of the name “Covent Garden” and the story of a drink most wouldn't associate with Britain.
- How the Americans stole coffee from the British
- The only street in London that confuses taxi drivers
- London's most notorious 18th century brothel and the now-extinct police force that shut it down
- The last Victorian gas lamp in the city
- London's hidden Italian-style square
...and much more!
Whether it’s your first time in London or you’re a local curious about the alternative tales the city has to offer, this tour is a valuable introduction to London's alternative history.
Allow 1-1.5 hours for this walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars all along the route for a quick (or lengthy!) stop.
Due to COVID-19, Somerset House remains closed. On arriving there, please follow the map on a short detour to Waterloo Bridge where the tour will resume. Feel free to listen to the Somerset House portion as you go!"