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London Quirky Walking Tour

Highlights
  • See London’s West End with new eyes thanks to your guide’s colorful stories
  • Explore Covent Garden, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, and more
  • Hear about convents, freak shows, murders, palaces, and debauchery
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London Quirky Walking Tour
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London Quirky Walking Tour
From US$15.35
Overview
Even if conventional walking tours bore you, the colorful and bizarre stories on this one will have you reeling. Get a new perspective on London’s famous West End as you learn about notorious murders, freak shows, 17th-century courtesans, and a palace with its very own “Dead House”. Along the way, soak up sights from Trafalgar Square to the Savoy Hotel.
What to Expect
In two hours, stroll through the famous Covent Garden piazza, weave through historic backstreets and join the colourful chaos of the Strand, up to Trafalgar Square. From the beautiful theatres of the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum, to the grandeur of the Savoy and the stunning Somerset House, this tour will unearth the hidden secrets of the sites you've seen, and the sites you haven't!
Discover the story of: 
- The seventeenth century "Pretty Woman" 
- One of London's most notorious murders 
- The palace with its own "Dead House"
- A Victorian freak show's star attraction
 
and much more in two hours of light hearted history!
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Bow Street Runners, Peelers, Bobbies, all were policemen!

You hear fascinating stuff when you take the tour with Francis. Quite apart from the historical facts, he adds a lot more interesting tales because he is an ex-policeman who worked in the area in which the tour takes place. The 2-hour walk whizzed by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Heather M
EdenE71, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Heather, Thanks so much for your review of the Quirky Tour with Francis, it's great to hear you enjoyed the tour so much, and discovered new things about our wonderful city. We hope to see you on another tour again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Historical - Hysterical and Quirky

Our guide Richard was excellent. Very cheerful, pleasant and polite, very interesting indeed and kept us entertained the whole 2 hours, about historical facts and stories told with such enthusiasm, despite the fact that we were only two people on the tour (there were supposed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mariposaShropshire
EdenE71, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mariposa, Thanks so much for your review of the Quirky Tour, and for recommending the tour and our company to others, it's very much appreciated. We hope to see you on another tour again soon

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Covent Garden was a highlight

Had a very small group (4) tour with guide Eden (sp?) on a sunny Saturday. Guide was very accommodating (looked to tailor what she spoke about to the interests of the group) and was a wealth of knowledge (no question seemed to stump her). We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SaskaBoy
EdenE71, Guide at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind review! I really enjoyed leading the tour for you and your wife as well as the other couple on the tour, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. It would be an absolute pleasure to see you...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Didn't matter that it was a miserable, rainy morning

Eden took us back into time reliving life as it was centuries ago in Covent Garden. Very knowledgeable guide and happy to answer questions. The tour so absorbing that the miserable weather didn't spoil it. I am a Londoner and have walked these streets many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Susan20132014
EdenE71, Tour Guide at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your review and your kind words. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour, it was an absolute pleasure to lead the tour for you and your friend. Hopefully see you on another tour again soon...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Brilliant!

I have lived and worked in London but this tour still showed me new parts of the city I thought I was familiar with, and I leant lots of interesting facts too. Ben, our guide, was knowledgeable and professional, giving exactly the right amount of...More

1  Thank 664RachelH
Eden E, Guide & Bookings Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for your kind words, your review means a lot to us. We are so pleased you had such a positive experience with Ben, he certainly is a great guide. It's also really helpful for us to get your feedback on...More

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mariposaShropshire
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Response from Susan20132014 | Reviewed this property |
11.00 am. It lasted 2 hours.
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