This two hour walking tour begins at Waterloo station and ends at the famous London Bridge and it offers you an opportunity to see some of the most famous land marks on the stretch of river jealously protected from advertising by the queen. For hundreds of years, dating back to before Shakespeare, this has been the happening place in London. This guided tour offered by Wonders of London has plenty of wondrous places to take photos of London and with iconic festivities going on year round there is always a surprise.
This sightseeing tour is a darker history of the area covering bear fights, the birth of theatre as we know it, sex, prostitution, murder and suicide.
Sites include London Eye, Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge.
From here you can continue your exploration by visiting Borough Market for some world famous food or connecting to the rest of London via public transport.
Please note/be aware that while this tour is not designed or meant to be offensive, it does have topics that may be viewed by some as such. These topics are approached from a historical perspective and are necessary for the subject matter of this tour. While their inclusion is not meant to offend, some attendees may find the subject matter troubling.
The topics include, but may not be limited to:
1. The historical involvement of the church and religion within context
2. The involvement of certain historical figures within context
3. Descriptions of different methods of torture (These descriptions are neither callous nor gratuitous)
Pay What You Can
15 minutes prior to the starting time
Our City of Sins free walking tour will follow this route:
Great walking tour along Southbank – which was once home to London’s thriving illicit sex trade … we learned that on the tour!
Vincent our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and courteous. He’d always wait until the there were no children within earshot before revealing his filthiest stories on London’s sordid history … a history we relished (the tour is 18+).
Went with my cousin after enjoying Vincent’s Witches Tour which was equally as good!
“London City of Sin”was my first walk with Wonders of London about a week ago. It is an extremely captivating tour for anyone who is interested in the history of London and enjoys a stroll in the city. Shocking historical facts about life in London in the 17th century leaves you marvelling at this city of sin and glory. Stories about the great fire, the plague, women who built bridges after the war, prostitution, theatre, suicide, bear fights and many more unfolded with great knowledge and style during a lovely 2 hours evening walk led by Vincent, our guide. Truly memorable. Thank you.
London City of Sin Tour usually starts at 7 pm, please check the calendar to find available dates.
Our Free London City of Sin Tour starts next to the Nelson Mandela Statue, Royal Festival Hall, Bishop’s, London SE1 8XX.
Our Free London City of Sin Tour ends at London Bridge.
The Free London City of Sin Tour lasts for around 2 hours.
Look for the guide at the meeting point with our unique blue, red and white umbrella with our logo! You will receive more detailed instructions by email after your booking.
We go out RAIN or SHINE, so if it’s drizzling please remember to bring a rain jacket or an umbrella.
Only in case of unbearably inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled and you will be contacted as soon as we can.
Yes you can, but we highly recommend to make a booking which is absolutely free and it takes less than one minute.
This is because in case of a very large group, for health and safety reasons we would need to accept participants with booking only and unfortunately if you have no booking we will have to send you home.
Please note that we can’t take groups of 8 people or more on our free tours, if this is the case please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour [email protected]
COVID-19 update: at the moment you can’t show up without booking, reservation online is mandatory in order to join our tours.
Wonders of London works on a pay what you feel basis, we understand that many of you have travelled various distances to get here, some of you might be locals, some of you might be on holiday here and we know that it can be difficult to enjoy all of London’s best attractions without spending a fair penny. We want our tours to be accessible to anyone and everyone so we don’t charge a ticket price but just bear in mind that are guides are working guides so we ask that at the end of the tour just have a think about what the tour was worth to you and pay however much or small you feel.