Best London tour guides

Learn more about some of the city’s most famous sights, explore areas or uncover hidden gems with London tour guides.

Whether you embark on a tour of royal London or a themed walk full of gory tales of the plague, your London tour guide will have some fascinating stories to share about the capital and its history.

There are plenty of private tour guides or group tours to choose from with companies below.

Association of Professional Tour Guides

The Association of Professional Tour Guides brings together expert guides known as Blue Badge Guides. Join these qualified guides for tours in multiple languages and on numerous themes, from major attractions to cycling tours and shopping tours.

London Walks

Looking along a canal, with canal boats on both sides of the canal, on a bright day.

Get your comfy boots on and limber up for a tour with London Walks. Join a Blue Badge Guide to venture through London villages, seek out quirky pubs, learn more about The Beatles and much more.

British Tours

See more of London with your very own personal guide, by booking one of British Tours’ private London tours. From rock ‘n’ roll and historic sights to helicopter and VIP tours, you’ll have your expert guide all to yourself.

Brit Movie Tours

Film and TV fans will love Brit Movie Tours’ options, ranging from the Wizards London Walk taking in Harry Potter-themed locations or shaken-not-stirred James Bond walking tour, to Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and rom-com focused Notting Hill tours.

Driver-Guides Association

Sit back and enjoy the view on a tour led by a member of the Driver-Guides Association (DGA). All DGA members hold the respected Blue Badge guiding qualification and will work with you to create a personal tour by car that reflects your interests. Take in iconic sights such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, along with more London landmarks including Tate Modern and the London Eye.

Sandemans New Europe Tours

A narrow, darkened alley leads to a dimly lit pub at night, which is part of the London Grim Reaper Tour.

Enjoy exploring some of London’s top sights with local guides on Sandemans New Europe Tours. Spot famous landmarks on the gratuity-based Free Tour of London, uncover amazing street art or find out everything you need to know about specialist subjects, such as with a Harry Potter Tour or Grim Reaper Tour.

Strawberry Tours

Travel through history with Strawberry Tours’ free walking tours. Prepare to be spooked on a Ghost Tour or Jack the Ripper Tour, spot London icons or follow in the footsteps of a super sleuth on a Sherlock Holmes tour.

Book your spot on more of London’s top tours, stretch your legs on guided walking tours and take your pick from more sightseeing tours in London.

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