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In two hours, stroll through the famous Covent Garden piazza, weave through historic backstreets and join the colourful chaos of the Strand, up to Trafalgar Square. From the beautiful theatres of the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum, to the grandeur of the Savoy and the stunning Somerset House, this tour will unearth the hidden secrets of the sites you've seen, and the sites you haven't!

Discover the story of: 
- The seventeenth century "Pretty Woman" 
- One of London's most notorious murders 
- The palace with its own "Dead House"
- A Victorian freak show's star attraction
and much more in two hours of light hearted history!
Locations visited
Somerset House
Royal Opera House
Trafalgar Square
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Even if conventional walking tours bore you, the colorful and bizarre stories on this one will have you reeling. Get a new perspective on London’s famous West End as you learn about notorious murders, freak shows, 17th-century courtesans, and a palace with its very own “Dead House”. Along the way, soak up sights from Trafalgar Square to the Savoy Hotel.

  • See London’s West End with new eyes thanks to your guide’s colorful stories

  • Explore Covent Garden, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, and more

  • Hear about convents, freak shows, murders, palaces, and debauchery
  • Laugh and gasp in turn as you discover the area’s lurid history

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I have lived and worked in London but this tour still showed me new parts of the city I thought I was familiar with, and I leant lots of interesting facts too. Ben, our guide, was knowledgeable and professional, giving exactly the right amount of...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Eden E, Guide & Bookings Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for your kind words, your review means a lot to us. We are so pleased you had such a positive experience with Ben, he certainly is a great guide. It's also really helpful for us to get your feedback on...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We were lucky and wound up being the only people registered for the tour, so we essentially had a private tour. Ben was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining. It was great to take a tour that had more colorful stories about London history. Highly recommended.More

Thank UrsulaK
Eden E, Bookings Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Ursula, thanks so much for your review of the Quirky Tour! Your feedback means a lot to us and Ben, and we are very pleased you enjoyed our alternative history of one of London's most loved areas, Covent Garden and the West End. Thank...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour of London- Ben was brilliant!

My mum and I decided to do the Quirky London walking tour as we wanted something different to do. Ben was our tour guide, and even though there was only the two of us he was full of enthusiasm and delivered the tour really well!...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Eden E, Bookings Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for your review of the Quirky Tour, and for recommending it as something different to do! Your review means a lot to us and Ben, and we're very glad you had such a positive experience with him, we agree that...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Our quirky walk - a really fun insight!

Richard was an excellent and knowledgeable guide and the two hours went too quickly as we enjoyed hearing about some of the stranger and weirder facts about London! He gave us time to stand and absorb what he was telling us, and gave us a...More

1  Thank Sally D
Eden E, Bookings Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi Sally, Thanks so much for your review of the Quirky Tour, as a small company we greatly appreciate feedback from all our guests, as does Richard! We love delving deep into the hidden stories of weird and wonderful London - we find it absolutely...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Extremely enjoyable and informative tour

I purchased this as a Birthday gift for my dad and he really enjoyed it. Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. We discovered lots of great things that I will appreciate more when walking around London. I'd definitely reccommend this tour.More

1  Thank EllisJGL
Jonas F, Public Relations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi EllisJGL, Thank you so much for your review of our Quirky Walking Tour with Ben, and for your recommendation! We're really glad you liked it so much, and that you found it to be a great birthday present for your father. Ben certainly is...More

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