Secrets of West London Walking Tour

Discover London’s secrets on a historical walk through hidden gems.

About the Secret London (West) Walking Tour

West London is full of secret places, famous faces and unassuming spaces.

Most walk by without a glance, unaware of what is there.

But maybe, just maybe, a glance is all it needs for a thought to stir.

Your guide on this fascinating walking tour of West London will reveal to you the secret past of the city and the secret facts you never knew.

For example, did you know that Horace Jones, the architect responsible for the iconic and world-famous Tower Bridge, also designed London’s ‘Cathedral of Meat’? (You might know it better as Smithfield Market.)

Key facts about this tour

Start time:14:00 am (subject to change)
Expected end time:15:30 (1pm) (subject to change)
Leaving from:St Paul’s tube station exit 2 (subject to change)
Ending at:The Charterhouse (subject to change)
Estimated walking distance:1 mile (subject to change)

What to expect on this walking tour

This walking tour is 90 minutes long. You will walk approximately one mile and see hundreds of years of history.

Once you have experienced your tour you will be able to say you have seen:

  • Panyer Alley
  • Paternoster
  • Postman’s Park
  • Newgate
  • Smithfield
  • Charterhouse Square
  • And so much more!

Tour location map

Things to do after your tour

Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?

Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

The Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield, London, is a historic church dating back to 1123. Known for its stunning Norman and Gothic architecture, the church combined worship with history and art. Discover the serene atmosphere of its vaulted ceilings, stained glass, and peaceful cloister garden. The church is also a popular location for film and TV.

St. John’s Gate

Dating back to 1504, St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell is a notable piece of London’s history, originally serving as the entrance to the medieval Priory of the Knights of St John. This Tudor structure now houses the Museum of the Order of St John, showcasing artefacts and stories of the Knights Hospitaller.

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