Wednesday, 14, August 2019

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Listen and learn: London’s Best Walking Tours

Make the most of the warmer weather and enjoy a guided walking tour of London’s most interesting landmarks


The best way to experience all that the capital has to offer without getting completely lost? Sign up to a dedicated walking tour. The city is brimming with all sorts of tours; from ticking off the landmark sights to experiencing foodie delights across the city.


The Doyle Collection’s Weekly Walking Tour


The Doyle Collection’s London properties offer complimentary regular blue badge guide walking tours. The blue badge guides have detailed, in-depth knowledge of London’s highlights, alongside hidden secrets that will surprise and delight members of the tour. They know London better than anyone, so don’t miss the chance to gain insight into the areas surrounding each hotel if you’re visiting on one of the days below. 

The Bloomsbury - Saturdays at 10.45am

The Kensington - Fridays at 4pm

The Marylebone – Fridays at 9.45am



CityUnscripted Bespoke Tours

The Doyle Collection can also organise CityUnscripted tours from each hotel, offering bespoke walking tours exclusively created for guests, based on their interests and showcasing the local area. Tours throughout the summer months include Snapshots of Kensington: A Photographic Experience at The Kensington, Baker Street and beyond: A Family Adventure at The Marylebone and Historic Soho to Covent Garden at The Bloomsbury.

Historical London  

The capital is steeped in history, and this guided walking tour from Westminster Abbey is an interesting and educational way to experience it. Focusing on the Second World War, a blue badge guide will share the lesser known tales of London’s history as well as facts about Sir Winston Churchill. Marvel at iconic London landmarks such as 10 Downing Street and see buildings partially destroyed by the Blitz bombings. Attendees will end the tour at the Churchill War Rooms, where they can explore the underground labyrinth of rooms and imagine the top-secret meetings that took part here that changed the course of history. 

churchill war rooms


Gourmet Food Tour

This four-hour tour, starting at London’s iconic Borough Market, aims to explore the modern tastes of Britain, taking guests around some foodie favourites in the city for a series of tastings. There will be a chance to meet local producers, enjoy English wine and craft-beer and visit London’s oldest cheese shop, amongst other landmarks. Guiding visitors from London Bridge all the way to Soho, the tour offers a taste of some of the capitals most famous food outlets, experienced in just half a day.

paxton and whitfield

via The Londonist

Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour

No trip to London is complete without a visit to Buckingham Palace. If witnessing the grandeur of the palace from beyond the gates isn’t enough, sign up to a dedicated tour to experience further the beauty of the palace and its traditions. Watch the precision skills of the Changing of the Guards of the Queen’s Household Cavalry, then explore the decadent State Rooms of the Queen’s official London residence. The tour is a fantastic opportunity to explore the treasures from The Royal Collection, including beautiful Sèvres porcelain, with an audio guide offering commentary as guests move through the 19 rooms.


buckingham palace

via Visit London