What's It Cost?

The best bargain in London!! And there's no need to book!  And no pre-payment – no credit card hassle or anxieties.

A London Walk costs £9 - or £7 for Super Adults (65+), full-time students, and Discount Walkabout Card holders. The Walkabout Cards are a tremendous bargain so do ask your guide for one! Children under 15 go free if accompanied by their parent(s).

The Day Trips from Londonto Oxford & The Cotswolds, Richmond & Hampton Court, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Cambridge, etc. are  £16 for adults plus the tariff (your train fare and any entrance fees). They're £14 (plus the tariff) for students and Super Adults (over 65s). They're £12  for Discount Walkabout Card holders.Children under 15 go free apart from their tariff. And there's "added value" galore because time and again the tariffs are a big saving on the normal price. In most cases you're in effect getting the guide's services for the day for free thanks to the savings that we get you on the fares, etc. See theDay Trips from London  page for further particulars.

What's more – there's no need to book! Just turn up.  This video shows how it works.**  But we do ask very large groups to let us know – so we can put on a second guide. Or arrange for you to have a private walk – which is even cheaper!

There's no red tape with London Walks! It's convenience itself. Whereas there's a huge downside to pre-booking and pre-paying. The downside is your flexiblity goes out the window. And indeed your money goes out the window as well if you don't go on the walk you've "pre-booked" and pre-paid for – don't go on it because the weather has turned impossibly foul. Or indeed because something else has come up – best laid plans and all of that!

It's like booking and paying for a theatre ticket and then not going. Not a desirable state of affairs, to say the least. And it bears repeating, with us the weather is a big factor. Whereas theatres – the Globe and the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park are the exceptions that prove the rule – have that marvelous new invention known as a roof! The summer of 2007 amply demonstrated just how notoriously fickle and unreliable our weather can be. Bottom line – bottom line indeed! – with walking tours flexibility's important!

And what about group size? Well, to give you an idea – over the last couple of weeks my, David's, "gates" have been: 19, 32, 12, 13, 15, 27, 17, 13, 31, 19, 32. Graham's "gates" this month have been: 11, 4, 18, 8, 9, 24, 16, 8, 37, 10, 22, 42, 23, 14, 32, 20, 15, 12, 11, 10, 32, 21.

In short, it's very very rare for there to be over 40 people on a London Walk; Indeed, it's unusual for there to be over 30. The exception that proves the rule is Jack the Ripper – it's the only London Walk that consistently draws over 40 people. But what our competitors are careful not to mention is that we always put two guides on the Ripper Walk so that big turnout is split into two much smaller groups. 

** It's a tiny taste of the Old Westminster walk on Saturday morning. The guide is Karen (one of London Walks' many Guide of the Year Award winners!). And as well as being a rather fine little soupcon, it certainly shows how it's done: the logistics of meeting up with a guide and going on a London Walk.