Classic London Detours

The following London Detours Walking Tours run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (available on request). Starting at 10.00am to 14.30pm.

To book a tour or for more details please email info@londondetours.com

Greenwich Detour – £25.00 per person – 4.5 hours

GreenwichThe town of Greenwich is always left out of most trips to London. However, with its immense Naval History & Royal residents, Greenwich has slowly become a day out for locals & far away visitors. Whether you’re lying in the park absorbing the sun or visiting the many shops & stalls, Greenwich is the place to be & the place to explore. Let your London Detour Guide walk you through the historic streets & dock areas to bring to life Greenwich’s interesting history & take a trip around town to discover its everyday culture & vibrancy.

The Detour will start at Cutty Sark DLR Station, near to Greenwich Pier. The Detour will then stroll through the Royal Naval College to discover The Painted Hall, Chapel and the Birthplace of the Tudors. We may even have time for some Beachcombing on the Thames before visiting The Trafalgar Tavern, a pub with famous customers and spectacular views of the 02 Arena and the new Cable Cars.

The Detour then enters into Royal Greenwich Park, unearth the tales of Royal Connections & Roman Settlements while observing beautiful views of London and learn of where time begun. After a visit to the famous Maritime Museum to learn of Pirates & Explorers we will stroll the historic Greenwich Market. Tuck into Sushi, Falafels or Pie N Mash while searching for homemade arts and antique gems.

The Greenwich Detour is not to be missed; it offers everything from History, Markets, Culture, Parks, Hidden Gems, Creativity, Community and Local Life.

City Detour – £25.00 per person – 4.5 hours

City

The City Detour delves into the history of the Capital that makes the square mile such an incredible place to be proud of. It is layered with an ever changing history, with Roman Settlements, Great Fires & Plagues, Bombings and modern high-rise buildings that now scatter our skyline.

On the City Detour we encourage our groups to search the numerous historic alleyways to uncover Roman Baths, Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop, Hidden Memorials & Statues and Banksy Street Art.

We showcase the famous landmarks of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Monument and London Bridge but also allow you to stop off to pick up a gold bar in the financial district and take some amazing photos on a roof terrace platform in the heart of the City.

Plus, we take time out to hunt for treasure on the bank side and have a cuppa at the Queen’s favorite tea trader. And this is just the half of it!

Also on route to see and explore is London’s smallest statue, The Crypt of St Brides, Postman’s Park, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Hodge the Cat, Leadenhall Market, The ghost stories of The Bank of England and lots more!

Southwark Detour – £25.00 per person – 4.5 hours

BoroughFor centuries Southwark has been the seedy entertainment district of London, with gambling dens, brothels and taverns hunched in every dirt ridden corner of the area. However, over the decades, Southwark has been regenerated into an area of business, creativity, community and wealth. Its poverty past is near enough forgotten as it now boasts booming food markets, quirky backstreet artwork and cool fresh businesses.

Come on the Detour and explore the area of Bermondsey to discover glassblowing, climbing walls, arts and crafts, hidden cemeteries and historic pubs with famous links to Shakespeare and Dickens. We then take a trip to Borough Market to browse the food stalls and cheese taste at the famous Neal’s Yard Diary. Plus, after visiting the film locations of Harry Potter, Lock Stock and Bridget Jones’ Diary we enter the historic Southwark Cathedral to marvel its magnificent architecture and layers of history dating back to the Roman period. Southwark is now a vibrant and trendy area to be seen and now showcases creative street art and theatres. Come find the original site of Shakespeare Globe and hunt for the gold frogs of the Southbank.

This is one of our favorite Detours and we are proud to showcase the area and what it has to offer.

Also on route we will discover the hidden stones of St Magnus the Martyr, Hays Galleria, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, The Shard, The George Inn Tavern, The Hop Exchange, Borough Market, Winchester Palace, The Golden Hinde, Southwark Cathedral, The Rose Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Wobbly Bridge, The fake house of Sir Christopher Wren, Tate Modern and much more!