I went on a solo walking tour last week. The tour guide, Jacob, was easy to find, and it was a great location to meet up. As a Londoner myself, I was interested to find out more about my city, and it definitely did not disappoint. I can’t believe I have lived here all my life without having done this tour before! We started at Marble Arch, by speaker’s corner, and worked through the history ending in convent garden. The tour lasted approximately 2 and a half to 3 hours. Jacob the tour guide was charismatic, friendly and had some brilliant suggestions on good hidden pubs and places to eat along the route, most of which I had never even known existed before. We stopped for coffee in Mayfair, and towards the end of the tour had some delicious mulled wine at a wonderful English pub with a fantastic history. Without Jacob suggesting to go here i definitely would never have found it myself. I was able to ask as many questions as i liked and Jacob was extremely knowledgable about London and all its hidden secrets. I really liked how spontaneous and relaxed the route itself seemed - we tended to stumble naturally from place to place, each stop coming with its own fascinating story.
Brilliant tour, would definitely do it again!!