Top London Guided Experiences this Autumn

Get under the skin of London's most interesting sights and neighbourhoods this autumn, with the help of the capital's network of expert guides ready to share their local knowledge with you.

There are more than 500 Blue Badge London guides and more than 200 guided tours and experiences to uncover across the city. Step inside historic museums, venture off the beaten track or explore stunning green spaces, as your local expert brings the city’s incredible history to life and reveals the stories hidden behind the well-known facades of the capital.

As you explore London this autumn, keep an eye out for the many lively festivals and cultural events taking place around every corner of the city this season.

A royal day out

  • Explore the buildings and places of royal London, many of which are still used by the royal family today, on a Royal London tour.
  • Discover beautiful fountains, memorials and wildlife on a London Royal Parks tour, where you might also come across a gallery, a zoo or an open-air theatre.
  • Hear about London's more sinister history with a Tower of London twilight tour, accessing the most famous royal prison after dark... If you dare!
  • Take advantage of a once-in-a-generation chance to see Britain's largest painted ceiling up close during a Painted Hall ceiling tour at the Old Royal Naval College, as the hall undergoes an extensive restoration project.

Unique British experiences

  • Learn about the fascinating beginnings of the capital’s historic buildings on a London architecture tour.
  • See the sites in true British style in an iconic Mini Cooper, on a Small Car, Big City driving tour.
  • For years, London has been home to some of music's greatest legends. See where some of the most famous UK artists lived, worked and performed on a London rock’n’roll tour.
  • Walk in the footsteps of sporting legends on a Wembley Stadium tour, perfect for any football fanatic.

Behind the scenes of London's museums and galleries

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Hidden London

  • Already taken in the main sites? Try an Alternative London walking tour to discover an unexpected side of the capital.
  • London's neighbourhoods are a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, few more so than Brixton, in south London. Discover this buzzing, diverse area on a multicultural Brixton tour.
  • Channel your inner Banksy on a street art tour and graffiti workshop.
  • On the first Sunday of the month, take a guided tour around Union Chapel, a true Londoner's treasure and one of the city’s most atmospheric music venues.

Backstage at London’s theatres

Autumn events and festivals

  • Celebrate the river Thames through a month-long programme of exhibitions, tours and performances during Totally Thames.
  • Dig into the London Restaurant Festival for a month of special tasting menus, food hopping tours, wine tastings and more.
  • Doors usually closed are opened to the public during Open House London, with more than 800 participating venues across the capital.
  • Get ready for cheerleaders, mascots and some serious American sporting action at the NFL International series, played across Wembley and Twickenham Stadiums.

Find out more about what's happening in the capital during London’s Autumn Season.