The English are known for eccentricity so perhaps it is not surprising that there are so many bizarre and quirky aspects to the UK capital!
This intriguing London walking tour introduces you to some of the most curious and absurd aspects of the city. For example, where can you find Britain’s smallest police station, street-lamps fuelled by sewage and London’s twistiest bridge? This tour will show you all this and much more but your guide may not be able to explain the reasons for the randomness.
Connoisseurs of the weird and wonderful will love this tour. Visitors will be amused and amazed and Londoners will find out all sorts of extraordinary facts about their own city.
Take a sideways look at London on the Insider London Walking Tours: Quirky London. Please meet the guide outside the Marks & Spencer store across from Covent Garden tube station. He or she will be holding an ‘Insider London’ sign.
London often defies logic in the most surprising way. This 1 ½ hour tour is full of weird anecdotes and fun facts. It takes you from the popular shopping spot of Covent Garden to the Southbank and the Strand and finally to Trafalgar Square.
Along the way, you will learn about bizarre aspects of London that just might leave you scratching your head. Your guide will tell you curious tales about Covent Garden and the story of the misguided Lions of Trafalgar Square.
You will also see Britain's smallest police station, hear tales of corpses at left luggage, and visit the only street in Britain where cars drive on the right. You will also discover the twistiest bridge in London and the London ballroom turned into a Venetian Canal.
Your guide will tell you all sorts of things, though they may not always be able to tell you why!
The tour ends at Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN, or at Charing Cross Tube Station, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.
I have lived in London and visit every month or so. Despite that in the very centre around Covent Garden and Trafalger square I learnt things that have completely passed me by... MRS GILLIAN A WIGNALL
It was a very informative, pleasant tour, and to our surprise, Tobias, our guide spoke excellent French. Warmly recommended!... Bettina Hausmann
Saturday: 1130h (11:30am)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Please meet the guide outside the Marks & Spencer store across from Covent Garden tube station (Marks & Spencer, 107-111 Long Acre, WC2E 9NT). He or she will be holding an Insider London sign.
How to get there:
By Rail: The nearest rail station is Victoria or Charing Cross
By Tube: Piccadilly Line to Covent Garden
By Bus: Check the TFL journey planner for further information
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN, or at Charing Cross Tube Station, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Customers should wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella in the case of less than perfect weather
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
This tour will run in the event of rain.
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