This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | [email protected] to make a booking.
Chancery Lane underground station, London (exit 3)
Guided by Kim
Short description: "I love a little bit of secret history," said Dr Johnson.
Long description: The Great Cham of Literature would have been well served on this walk through his old neighbourhood. Its concealed courts and alleys are keyholes into London's past, harbouring everything from traces of Roman London to a forgotten Norman crypt; and from the musty cells of an ancient prison to a beautiful but virtually hidden 300-year-old courtyard and hall. Let alone some fine old churches and a venerable inn or two. And betwixt and between Hilary and Kim conjure up – out of the bend of a road, the shape of a doorway, an old badge on a wall, a place-name, a custom or ritual, even out of a turn of phrase – a millennium and more of London's history.
*Let's play it again, Sam: "There's no secret, kid. It all comes down to the guiding – if this were a golf tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide – that's why they win all those awards: Best Tourism Experience in London, Best Tourism Experience in England, etc."
Secret London takes place every Tuesday morning at 10.45 am. The meeting point is just outside exit 3 of Chancery LaneTube. N.B. the Secret London Walk ends near Blackfriars Tube Stop.
"London's best city tours" The Telegraph
"The best walking tours are organized by London Walks" USA Today
"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks" Travel and Enjoy
If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Secret London walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Secret London Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a wonderful and unusual gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.