London Audio-Guided Walking Tours

Activity code: VIDIL

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Highlights

  • A selection of professionally recorded London audio-guides for you to download to a smart phone and use as a walking tour.
  • Carefully curated giving you fun and informative information about your chosen part of London.
  • Enjoy the capital like never before .
  • Easy downloading instructions supplied.

Description

We are delighted to offer you a selection of professionally narrated audio-guided walking tours for you to enjoy. Choose from a wide range of London locations and download the guides to your smart device, for you to enjoy when it suits you. All you need is a comfortable set of shoes and some headphones. Simply purchase your chosen tour from this page. You will then be sent a code by email. Download the Vidi Guides app and enter the code, and away you go.

Borough Market

Enjoy this walk with the sounds of restaurant critic and MasterChef judge William Sitwell, along with local food enthusiast Pip, as they take you around London’s oldest and best-known food market. Borough Market is home to many different types of food from all over the world. You will explore a variety of cuisines, food cultures and hear about the thousand year history of the market. During this walk, we will also:

  • Explore how the market has coped, and in some cases thrived, in the face of Covid-19
  • Meet some of Borough's most iconic food stalls and vendors
  • Explore the journeys of international flavours and their relevance in British food culture
  • William Sitwell is an esteemed food writer, restaurant critic, as well as owning the world's smallest wine store.


Starting Point of the Tour: Cafe Nero, near Hinde Ship
Your Guides: Restaurant critic and MasterChef judge William Sitwell, along with local food enthusiast Pip.
Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended times to visit: We highly recommend starting out late morning (11am - Midday) to finish the tour around lunchtime and take advantage of the amazing food options in Borough Market.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of those places that needs to be seen to be believed. With its inside market, shops, restaurants and performers. This walking tour will give you a mix of crazy stories, tell you about the famous residents, the hidden neighbourhoods, and great food. Join local historian Dr. Ed and influencer Sophie on a walk down this vibrant route.

  • Exploring the locally recommended gems for the best food stops, pubs, or quiet corners with a cup of coffee in this neighbourhood, all ready for that ‘Instagramable’ selfie.
  • Uncover local legends and quirky stories that influence the market to our present day.


Starting Point of the Tour: Outside Covent Garden tube Station.
Your Guides: Local historian, Ed, and influencer Sophie.
Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended times to visit: While the walk is worth it at any time of the day, we recommend starting out early in the day for a leisurely and safe walk.

Kew Gardens

Take a walk on the quiet side of London as you step away from the hustle bustle of the city for a walk-through London’s biggest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kew Gardens has the most extraordinary collection of plants known to mankind. They are the plant experts and preserve and cherish all species. This is more than a Kew Gardens audioguide. The self-guided Kew Gardens walking tour takes you through an immersive experience of the world’s richest ecosystems and plant species. Explore the beautiful diversity of plants and flowers at Kew Garden’s Mediterranean Garden, or walk-through the rainforest. See the bees of Kew Gardens and explore a vast variety of ecosystems within the Conservatories. This is the perfect London escape and is high on the list of the most unusual things to do in London!

Starting Point of the Tour: Main Entrance, Victoria Gate and head towards Marianne North Gallery.
Your Guides: Expert botanist, Josh, and local journalist, Claudia.
Duration: 1 hour
Recommended times to visit: We highly recommend starting out early in the day to Kew Gardens in order to explore leisurely and make the most of your experience.

Royal London

London is full of history and famous for it. This tour will explain more about the Royal Family’s history and their story, it’s full of interesting tales. Join us on this tour with our local historians Dr. Ed and Colm as they transport you back a 1000 years to trace historical events of victories and tragedies that shaped Britain and defined the traditions that continue to live on today!

Starting Point of the Tour: The square facing Westminster Abbey's main facade.
Your Guides: Local historian Ed will be joined by local guide Colm.
Duration: 50 minutes

Westminster

Westminster is famous for its history and where the UKs politicians gather to discuss all things and shape the laws of the UK. Join historian Harvey and local journalist Sophie to explore the history behind Britain monarch and Westminster. This walk takes you over Westminster bridge towards Buckingham Palace. You will listen to fact and information about the history of this neighbourhood and learn about the key figures and events that shaped Britain into the country it is today. Topics covered on this walk include:

  • The British political system
  • The quirky traditions that still exist today
  • You will also see the outside of home of the British Prime Minister


Starting Point of the Tour: Halfway across Westminster Bridge
Your Guides: Historian Harvey and local journalist, Sophie
Duration: 40 minutes

Southbank

The Southbank offers so much to so many, from the restaurants to the street skating. Join art historian Colm and local historian Dr. Ed on a tour in the dynamic neighbourhood of Southbank, where you will explore:

  • British culture, as you discover the birthplace of British theatre and the impressive Tate Modern
  • The architectural gems in the area, such as the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • The main sights of the Jubilee walk along the way


Starting Point of the Tour: opposite the Southbank Centre Skatepark, near the London Eye.
Your Guides: Art historian, Colm, and local historian Ed. Claudia.
Duration: 45 minutes
Closest Tube stops: Waterloo, Embankment, Westminster

Shoreditch

The focus for this walking tour is on street art. Join local historian Ed and local guide Claudia as they take you for a walk through the diverse and dynamic neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Said to be the most ‘hip’ place to handout in London, as well as focusing on the amazing street art, you will also explore the culture, cuisine and community that defines the neighbourhood and leads you through the contemporary art and gems that have made Shoreditch the place to visit for street art!

Starting Point of the Tour: The tour starts at Old Street Station, Shoreditch.
Your Guides: Local historian Ed will be joined by local guide Claudia.
Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended times to visit: While the area is good to visit at any point during the day, we recommend planning your visit during the early morning or afternoon hours to avoid crowds and ensure further safety

London Walking Tours City Pack

The London City Pack is a collection of 11 different walking tour that gives you fantastic overall value for money. From bohemian neighbourhoods of Notting Hill to areas such as Westminster that are steeped in tradition and history. From quirky modern architecture Brixton to old resplendent palaces that exist side by side. We are proud that London is a culturally diverse city where the old meets the new, so why not enjoy all of this with the London City Pack

The London City Walking Tours Pack includes the follow 11 tours:

  • Kew Gardens
  • Covent Gardens
  • Southbank
  • Shoreditch
  • Soho
  • Notting Hill
  • London Theatres
  • Brixton
  • Westminster
  • LGBTQ+
  • Borough Market
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour


  • A downloadable audio-guided walking tour

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Headphones
Please Note:
  • Purchase from this page. You will then be sent a code by email. Download the Vidi Guides app and enter the code.
Schedule

You are free to take your tours whenever you wish

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