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Free walking tour of London

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Free walking tour of London

Do anyone knows of a free walking tour of the city?

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1. Re: Free walking tour of London

http://www.newlondon-tours.com/ (I believe tips are expected).

Lots of self guided tours of London, just Google it.

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2. Re: Free walking tour of London

http://www.walklondon.org.uk/

warrensburg,MO
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3. Re: Free walking tour of London

No. But do you know the value of some basic manners? Like a please or thankyou.

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^^ Lol. A particular bugbear of mine Henneth. That and posters who don't have the common decency to give feedback when others have gone to the trouble of seeking out information they could just have easily found for themselves. Time for my medication ;-)

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5. Re: Free walking tour of London

You can walk almost anywhere in London, free of charge, but a few manners and basic common courtesies might make the experience rather more enjoyable.

I understand that cultural differences may vary from country to country, but "please" is almost universally understood.

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6. Re: Free walking tour of London

I think it is partly a cultural thing. I noticed that please is used less in the US, at least when asking question. When I was a smoker people would often say 'Gimme a light,' rather than 'May I have a light please'. They would always say thanks afterwards, but please rarely accompanied the initial request.

I think the worse kind of rudeness involves trying to make others feel small. roncee did not try to do that, but others here have.

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"Gimme a light"?

That lack of respect is so unfathomably rude.

I've heard Yanks come into pubs in London and say "Gimme a Stella" and I've thought if I was the bar staff I'd just walk away. Leave them to stew until they'd learned to be polite.

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8. Re: Free walking tour of London

The correct reply to "Gimme a light" is "F*** off" imo.

Edited: 05 January 2013, 23:08
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9. Re: Free walking tour of London

Every day at 11am or 3pm by the Diana statue just outside of Green Park tube station, Buckingham Palace exit (getyourguide.com/london-l57/…).

But please do give them a tip, they'll appreciate it :).

Enjoy your trip!

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10. Re: Free walking tour of London

In response to Wansteaders post #6 I have to say that in all my many years of travelling to, working in, and occasionaly living in the USA, the level of politeness encountered there is something that has always impressed me. Even in New York !!