See a different side to London with our privately guided walking tours

Discovery London offers intimate, year-round privately guided walking tours of London for small groups and individuals. With longer, immersive experiences, you will go beyond the guidebook and further than the usual tours. Travel lesser known and under-explored parts of London, away from the queues and crowds of tourist hotspots.

City and Roman London

Cross London Bridge and delve into a city within a city, founded by the Romans with remnants still visible. See hidden gems alongside well-known landmarks in the very oldest part of London, once the heart of a global empire and still thriving today.

City and Roman London Walking Tour >

Clerkenwell & Smithfield

Explore one of London’s oldest districts, uncover its long and turbulent history and more recent revival. Wander along intriguing narrow streets and see remarkable historic buildings. Hear grim tales of plague and squalor, riots and rebellion, executions, brothels and prisons.

Clerkenwell & Smithfield Walking Tour >

Bermondsey & Rotherhithe

Experience two atmospheric and relatively undiscovered riverside districts of London, teeming with history, maritime and industrial heritage. There’s a real sense of age, despite huge regeneration. Curve through canyons of warehouses and see where the Pilgrim Fathers started their journey.

Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Walking Tour >


Immerse yourself in a cultural piece of central London renowned for its famous writers, artists and thinkers. Stroll through glorious garden squares and along elegant Georgian terraces to uncover secluded gems. Also hear about violent protest, radicals, revolutionaries and spies.

Bloomsbury Walking Tour >

Old Docklands

Head eastward to explore historic dockland areas and their maritime heritage. Uncover a vanished port and a lost Chinatown. Hear tales of ivory, spice and sugar, explorers, pirates, and opium dens. Find out about the area’s immigration, poverty and regeneration.

Old Docklands Walking Tour >

Fleet Street

Bristling with history and atmosphere, Fleet Street is the spiritual home of journalism and printing. Meander through the Temple, once occupied by crusader knights and now by barristers. Stroll from the Law Courts to St Paul’s Cathedral and Temple Bar.

Fleet Street Walking Tour >


Visit a vibrant, fashionable and well-heeled corner of the capital, once a bohemian artists’ colony. Discover the epicentre of the Swinging Sixties, the home of red-coated Chelsea Pensioners, star-studded Cheyne Walk and famous characters from Mary Quant to Mary Poppins.

Chelsea Walking Tour >

Deptford and East Rotherhithe

Deptford is a little world in itself, with a fascinating history. A major port town for over 300 years, now undergoing regeneration with a rich ethnic and cultural diversity. See where warships were built and a dock where blubber was boiled.

Deptford and East Rotherhithe Walking Tour >