London is a spectacular city with much to see and do for every visitor. No matter whether you like seeing the quieter parts of the city, or getting into the hustle and bustle of the West End, there is always something to keep you busy. .
But if you wander round on your own you could be missing out on many jewels of the city that you simply wouldn’t know were there. Even the best guidebooks don’t give you as much information as a dedicated guide would, and that is why London tours are the best way to see a different side of the city.
The most obvious tour you could take would be to hop on a sightseeing bus. You can even get on a Duck Tour, which actually combines a bus with a boat! But while these are wonderful for seeing the main sights, such as Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, they won’t show you all the details. For that you need a walking tour, and there are many different types for you to enjoy.
For example, there is a guided walk that shows you many different locations that are memorable for being associated with famous musicians. This takes in such locations as Carnaby Street, as well as pointing out the haunts of many legendary singers from times gone by.
If you would prefer something that will almost certainly give you the goose bumps, why not take a look at London in an entirely different way and take a ghost walk? Not surprisingly these are very popular and if you can book in advance it is highly advisable to do so! Richard Jones is the man to seek out here, because he is known as the foremost source of information on all the best and most ghostly places to go in the capital. Don’t expect to hear about famous ghosts in familiar surroundings – he will take you to the parts of London you may not be as familiar with.
Another very popular tour to take is the Jack the Ripper tour. These murders frightened the whole of London back in 1888, and they still have the power to unnerve you now if you take up this walk. You will certainly never look at the streets of Whitechapel in the same way again.
There is no doubt that you can explore London in an altogether different way by taking a walking tour of some of its streets. And there are plenty of available, should you need to give yourself an even longer stay in the capital in order to provide you with more time to explore everything that is on offer. Therefore, pack your most comfortable walking shoes – you might just need them!
Isla Campbell writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.