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.

Introduction to London

Westminster tube station, London

Guided by Fiona or Joanne or Simon W.

Short version:  The London Sizzle 

Slightly longer version: This is London! Welcome to the Flash-Bang-Lightning Highlights Tour. To the Guard Change Tour. To London in Two Hours.

Long version: Everything you want to see in the famous heart of London can be seen on foot in two hours. Seen better. Seen up close. Seen round behind. Guided better. Fraction of the cost. So why go on a bus tour? Ok, maybe digging deep into your pocket and ho-hum main roads are your thing. Big, straight, obvious, busy roads – they maybe are the strokes for some folks. Then again, maybe not. You don’t “see” the English countryside by taking the motorway through it. Same goes for London. And so we come to the rem acu tetigiste moment: we go where the tourist buses can’t go. So, hey ho and off we go – off to see all the classic sights in the heart of London. Tick ’em off: the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, the quintessential Royal Park, classy St. James’s, the Mall, Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Birdcage Walk, Queen Anne’s Gate, you name it. They’re all here – all the London pearls. N.B. the walk ends at Trafalgar Square, on the doorstep of Charing Cross Rail and Tube Station. On Wednesdays the Introduction to London Tour is guided by Fiona, Russell or Simon W. On Sundays it’s Steven, Joanne or Andy R.


In the Winter 2016-17 London Walks programme – which kicked in on November 1 and runs through April 30 – the Introduction to London walk takes place every Wednesday at 10.15 am and every Sunday at 10.15 am. The meeting point is just outside exit 4 of Westminster Tube.  *The Changing of the Horse Guards ceremony takes place every day. It’s up close, right there, intimate. We’ll be there. The Buckingham Palace ceremony isn’t held every day. On the Wednesdays and Sundays when it is on we’ll of course be right there, at a carefully chosen, superb vantage point.


“London Walks was acknowledged as the premier walking tour company in the entire world” American Tour Guides Convention

“The best walks are conducted by London Walks” Toronto Globe & Mail

“The original and best – there are several companies offering walking tours of London but London Walks (London’s oldest) is easily the pick of the bunch” London, Cadogan Guide

“The best walking tours are organized by London Walks” USA Today


If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Introduction to London it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Introduction to 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 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 fab 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.


Don’t just take it from us.