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Ready to discover an exciting collection of highly-rated walking tours in London?

As a company, we pride ourselves on being on hand to help with whatever you need to supercharge your vacation but the real jewel in the Urban Saunters crown? It’s our expert tour guides. Private tour or group tour, these lovely locals are some of the best in the business and after even just a couple of hours, you’ll find yourself with a new friend alongside a whole palace’s worth of fun London facts, photos and stories to remember the experience by.

Whether you're looking to explore the 1000 year history of Westminster Abbey with skip the line tickets, meet the Beefeaters at the Tower of London, get closer to the Changing of the Guards or even experience something tailored just for you, we have a tour with your name on it. . First-time visitor or a local looking for a new perspective, our tours will leave you with lasting memories of our beautiful, historic city.

All you have to do is book and we’ll take care of the rest.

We can’t wait to have you come saunter with US on an unforgettable London tour.

Urban Saunters London

Discover Our Favourite Tours

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

Changing Of The Guard Walking Tour

Witness one of the most dazzling ceremonies in the world with an expert guide - get closer to the action.

England is known for fish and chips, four seasons in a day, warm ale, history in spades, and of course, a deeply ingrained age-old love for pomp and ceremony. Join Urban Saunters as we serve a slice of world-famous ceremonial action with this small-group Changing of the Guards experience.

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22 GBP
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
no limit

Tower of London Private Guided Tour

Explore the world heritage Tower of London with a private guide to lead the way- you’ll be astonished at the tales this tower can tell.

Keeping a watchful eye over the city and the river Thames since its founding in 1079, the Tower of London has had many faces: as a mint, an observatory, a zoo, an armory, a royal palace, a treasury, and most notoriously, as a place of execution.

Home to both the Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels today, the Tower’s story is one of intrigue, scandal, and ceremony, definitely best uncovered with a private guide and a morning entrance before the crowds arrive.

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385 GBP
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
no limit

Private Royal London Tour with Early entrance to The Tower of London

Let us read you the story of London, a tale of two cities. From a visit to the Tower of London in the old city to a walking tour in the regal city of Westminster, join us for the Ultimate Royal London experience. From crowns to confessions, the Tower of London has been watching over the city and the river Thames since its founding in 1079.

A spectacular tower, it has lived many lives- as a mint, an observatory, a zoo, an armory, a royal palace, a treasury, and most notoriously, as a place of execution. Home to both the Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels today, the Tower’s story is intrigue, scandal, and ceremony waiting to be discovered.

Meet your expert English-speaking guide who will give you the lowdowns and highlights of this 11th-century fortress before you go inside the Tower to discover it on your own. Top tip- head straight for the crown jewels, meet the ravens and don’t miss the White Tower, the oldest part. Rejoin your guide for a relaxing cruise of the River Thames as you hear the stories of St Pauls, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Romans, and the impact this great river has had on the lives of Londoners since its banks were first settled.

But your experience does not stop there!

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225 GBP
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
no limit

Skip-the-line Private Westminster Abbey Guided Tour

To visit Westminster Abbey is to take a whirlwind ride through 1000 years of British history- the only way to skip the line for a private experience like no other.

Dream of the last Anglo-Saxon king and a flagship of the Church of England, Westminster Abbey is a tour de force of 1000 years of both English and British history.

This spectacular Medieval gothic ‘royal peculiar’ has hosted every coronation from William the Conqueror to the House of Windsor, seventeen royal weddings including William and Kate, and most recently the funeral of our beloved Queen, Elizabeth II. It is also the burial place of many royals and notables including feuding Tudor siblings, writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling, and Charles Dickens, scientists Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Charles Darwin, abolitionists, actors, and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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385 GBP
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
no limit

By So Many To So Few – A Westminster in WW2 Private Walking Tour

Beyond the Churchill War Rooms, this area is filled to the brim with WW2 history so take a trip back to Blitz-era Westminster on a private walking tour. Keep calm and carry on with an expert guide to lead the way.

On September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there and what was to happen next?

On a private walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time.

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180 GBP
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 12

By So Many To So Few - A Westminster in WW2 Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Visit the epicentre of British democracy where decisions were made and plans were laid to repel a German invasion as bombs rained down on London in the Blitz.

It’s time to go back to the 1940s. Big Ben no longer sounds. Air raid sirens are the norm. German bombing raids come under cover of darkness. The population lives with rations and restrictions. Many Brits lay down their lives in Europe and beyond.

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28 GBP
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

The Life & Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II - A Royal London Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover the fascinating life of our longest reigning monarch with this special commemorative walking tour. Saunter with us to the heart of Westminster, our royal borough, to hear the stories of her record-setting reign.

In June 2022, the nation came together in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, and her unprecedented 70 years on the throne. In September of the same year, we came together again to mourn the passing of our nation’s matriarch.

When she was crowned in 1953, the Beatles were still four years away from the meeting, mankind was a long way from that lunar first step and most of the country didn't even have a TV to watch the new queen officially take the throne.

Her lifetime was one of great change, within her family, the royal institution, the country, and the world itself. But as Her Majesty said herself, “Change is a constant… the way we embrace it defines our future.”

And how she embraced it.

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25 GBP
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 15

Ultimate Royal London - Early Entrance to the Tower of London, Thames boat ride and Westminster Small-Group Walking Tour

Let us read you the story of London, a tale of two cities. From a visit to the Tower of London in the old city to a walking tour in the regal city of Westminster, join us for the Ultimate Royal London experience.

From crowns to confessions, the Tower of London has been keeping a watchful eye over the city and the river Thames since its founding in 1079. A spectacular edifice, it has lived many lives- as a mint, an observatory, a zoo, an armory, a royal palace, a treasury, and most notoriously, as a place of execution. Home to both the Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels today, the Tower’s story is one of intrigue, scandal, and ceremony waiting to be discovered.

Meet your expert English-speaking guide who will give you the lowdowns and highlights of this 11th-century fortress before you go inside the Tower to discover it on your own. Top tip- head straight for the crown jewels, meet the ravens and don’t miss the White Tower, the oldest part.

Rejoin your guide for a relaxing cruise of the River Thames as you hear the stories of St Pauls, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Romans, and the impact this great river has had on the lives of Londoners since its banks were first settled.

But your experience does not stop there!

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94 GBP
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

On The Beat - A Unique Crime and Police Tour with Retired Police Sergeants

Explore the history of crime and law enforcement in London with two gentlemen who know it best.

On this one-of-a-kind journey, you will travel from the gin-soaked, crime-ridden slums of 18th century Covent Garden to the formation of London’s First Police Service and onwards to modern days through stories of London’s dark underbelly.

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35 GBP
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
no limit

Royal Westminster Private Walking Tour

Explore the City of Westminster with a local expert and discover thousands of years of royal history.

When most people are asked to think of the most iconic landmarks in London, the answers come thick and fast- Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square but as a tale of two cities, all of these actually lay in the regal city of Westminster.

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180 GBP
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
no limit

British Museum Guided Tour

The best way to dive deep into thousands of years of global history as you explore a world first is with a private, expert guide.

As the world’s first national public museum, the British Museum offers visitors a chance to travel to Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, journey to the heart of Mesopotamia, and experience an unbelievable collection of objects that tell the tale of a world-long gone. With your private guide to bring it all to life, unlock the stories behind these astounding relics of the human experience, all under one roof.

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340 GBP
Duration
Group Size
no limit

Private Experiences with a Blue Badge Guide

Blue badge guides study for two years to become licensed holders of London’s history, why not explore our city with these experts?

If there is something about London that the blue badge guides do not know, we have yet to find it.

Whether you are looking for a full day, half day, week, or a couple of hours, whether you want to dig deep into Roman Londinium, drink your way through historic riverside pubs, visit palaces, and churches, sound the sirens for a look at Westminster in WW2, enjoy a spectacular afternoon tea, craft a scavenger hunt for the kids through the layers of London, enjoy an exclusive museum experience, day trips to Windsor, Bath, Oxford or Stonehenge, something traditionally London, unique to you or a combination thereof, these are the guys and gals for you.

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340 GBP
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 7

Churchill War Rooms and Westminster in WW2 Private Tour

Saunter in the footsteps of iconic British prime minister Winston Churchill as you explore the underground bunkers where plans were laid to repel an invasion of Britain in WW2. From a walking tour of the local area to access to the war rooms themselves, keep calm and carry on with an expert guide to lead the way.

On September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there and what was to happen next?

On a private walking tour with a local expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of Defence, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time.

As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again.

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385 GBP
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 15

On The Beat - A Unique Crime and Police Private Tour with Retired Police Sergeants

Explore the history of crime and law enforcement in London with two gentlemen who know it best.

On this one-of-a-kind journey, you will travel from the gin-soaked, crime-ridden slums of 18th century Covent Garden to the formation of London’s First Police Service and onwards to modern days through stories of London’s dark underbelly.

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200 GBP
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

In Times of Trouble - City of London, Private Guided Tour

The 2000 year old City of London has seen plenty of glory over the years, framed by exquisite architecture from the splendour of St Paul’s Cathedral to the grandiose surrounds of the Guildhall.

However, with every tale of triumph in an ancient city comes its fair share of horrible happenings and London is no different. Pestilence and persecution, crime and punishment, war and fire, plots and body snatchers- with your expert guide and small group, wander the winding streets of the old city hearing of a past some have hard tried to forget, before settling your nerves with a drink at an old gin tavern.

On this tour you will find no tall tales or alleged hauntings. Every detail you will hear is, some might say unfortunately, all too true.

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250 GBP
Duration
Group Size
no limit

Bespoke Tours and Experiences in London

Perhaps you have a definite dream about how your trip will look- an exploration into Roman Londinium and the Mithraeum with a Blue Badge Guide, a historical culinary exploration of the East End with a local chef ending with dinner at one of the buzziest restaurants in town, a speedboat ride down the Thames, a fun-filled kid friendly ride through 1000 years of regal history, gin distillery and brewery adventures, a whirlwind tour of the city in a day, a cooking workshop with a social enterprise, a visit to the vineyards of Kent to try a sparkling wine that has taken down Champagne down a peg or two, a day trip to marvel at Stonehenge, ancient baths, stately homes and castles worthy of Bridgerton and the Crown, two hours, two days, two weeks... you name it, we can sort it.

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TBD
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 6

Famously LDN - The Highlights of London in a Black Cab Tour

Short on time? No worries. Come see the iconic sights on a whistle-stop adventure through the best of the Big Smoke.

  • Take to the streets of London on a 2 hours 30 minutes private taxi tour with an expert local driver/guide
  • Learn all about the history of this fascinating global city and take lots of lovely photos and stop at iconic places like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge
  • Fun for all the family, wheelchair-accessible with Central London pick-up
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270 GBP
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Exclusively LDN - The Hidden Gems of London in a Black Cab tour

Scratched the surface of our city? Seen the big sights? We’ve got you. If you’re looking to delve a bit deeper and go where the locals know, then this London black cab tour has your name all over it.

  • Take to the streets of London on a 4-hour private taxi tour with an expert local driver/guide
  • Tap into the expert local knowledge of your driver/guide to discover unique, quirky spots and get the photos to prove it
  • Fun for all the family, wheelchair-accessible with Central London pick-up
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350 GBP
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Iconically LDN - The Best of London in a Black Cab tour

Want to have your cake and eat it too? You absolutely can on this 4-hour private excursion through the very best of everything London has to offer in a private black cab. It’s adventure time.

  • Take to the streets of London on a 4-hour private taxi tour with an expert local driver/guide.
  • From the big hitters to the hidden gems, discover our city with your expert/local guide.
  • Fun for all the family, wheelchair-accessible with Central London pick-up.
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350 GBP
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 15

Royal Westminster Small Group Guided Tour and Entrance to Buckingham Palace

Get inside Buckingham Palace on an incredibly small group tour of London’s royal City of Westminster - one will be doing the Royal wave before one knows it.

Discover thousands of years of royal history on a spectacular walking tour that includes a ticket to get inside Buckingham Palace, the monarch's official London residence.

Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Horseguards Parade - the stones of the landmarks of Westminster tell tales of centuries of England’s royal dynasties from Saxon Kings to Virgin Queens and onwards through the longest-reigning monarch of all time - our beloved Queen Elizabeth II - to her son King Charles III.

Come along on a small-group adventure with your expert English-speaking guide through over 1000 years of history. Capture the ultimate Westminster snapshots as you visit the most iconic telephone box in the city and the Lifeguards who, on horseback, guard the entrances to the royal residences.

No tour of Royal Westminster would be complete without seeing a Royal Palace or two en route and on this tour. You’ll see three with the crowning jewel being the home of King Charles III - Buckingham Palace.

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58 GBP

Why choose us?

Our small group sizes allow for a more personal experience with your tour guide. For private tours, this also means a more customised experience, with your lovely guide tailoring the tour to your specific interests.

There are many good reasons to take our London tours. But if we had to pick just three…

Expert Local Guides

Our valued guides are passionate locals who want to share the most extraordinary experiences with you. Always unscripted, always paid fairly.

Handpicked Experiences

Specialising in both traditional and local cultural tours, you’ll be constantly surprised as we take you on a journey through the layers of London.

Small and Private Groups

With small groups of no more than 10 people alongside private experiences, our tours are small, immersive, and authentic.

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What our guests say

Location

Go deeper into the heart of London

If you're looking for a place to tour that has a little bit of everything, look no further than London! This city has something for everyone, no matter what your interests are. From world-renowned museums to hidden alleyways full of history, there's something here for everyone to enjoy. And with a tour company like ours, you can be sure that you'll see all the best that London has to offer!

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. Both small group and private tours will be led by a local (and rather lovely) tour guide.

Most of our tours involve a reasonable amount of walking so please wear comfortable shoes and ‘weatherproof’ clothing.

Yes. Definitely bring your camera or phone to get snaps of the best places in London.

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