These are the tours and tour companies that I recommend considering when booking your tours of the city. They are all tried and tested by me and these companies align with the Love and London values. Some of the links on this page are affiliated, which means by booking a tour after clicking, you are helping to support the hundreds of free pieces of advice we have on this site and our Youtube channel. Thank you for your support.
My Bermondsey Quest (self-guided)
Take a self-guided walking tour with me, sort of! Grab my Bermondsey game on Questo, a free app filled with city exploration games created by locals (like me). In my Bermondsey game, you’ll learn about the history and past inhabitants of the area, and be guided to little nooks and crannies you wouldn’t have noticed or understood the story of on your own, while solving riddles and puzzles to help you get to each spot.
When it comes to food tours in London (and beyond), I only ever recommend Eating Europe. They are good-value and are led by excellent, knowledgable, local tour guides.
Eating Europe has a few tours in London, as well as in Italy, Prague, Paris, Strasbourg, Lisbon, and Amsterdam. This is the company I recommend to friends and family when they visit London or any of the cities they’re based in.
Women of London tours
The majority of “mainstream” London tours focus on history that revolves around old, privileged white men. But women have had a profound effect on London for centuries too! Take a Women of London tour and you’ll learn all about the women who have helped shaped the area you’re exploring. The guides are lovely and very knowledgable, and tickets are quite affordable. I personally recommend the Working Women of the East End tour.
Black History Walks
Similar to the above, Black history is often left out of the tour narrative, even though it’s a huge and significant part of London’s entire history. Tony runs these tours (walking, bus and river) all around London, he’s full of interesting facts and knowledge of Black history and delivers it all in a chill-but-engaging way. He doesn’t do the tours super often so if you see one for when you’re in town, book a ticket ASAP or you risk it selling out and then you’ll miss out completely.