“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, in the caldron boil and bake…” William Shakespeare.
For thousands of years witches of all form and variety have walked the isles of Britain and been the topic of folklore and history. On this free walking tour we discover more about witches and in particular the witches of London. With the stories of bizarre practices and occurrences, anecdotes and a look at the unjust treatment of people thought to be witches from both witches and people who adored them or feared them, this two hour long historic guided tour is replete with a fascinating side of London’s history that is hardly ever mentioned.
Come and see London through different eyes with Wonders of London.
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
Are you ready to discover the stories that lies behind the witches of London? Here is the itinerary of our Witches Walking Tour:
I Went on this tour last night all I can say is it was awesome, the guide Vincent was brilliant, very informative, and really knew his history, as he touched on the things I already knew, and some I didn’t, lol we walked from tower hill down past Tower of London to St. Paul’s along the river stopping at sites with the stories of history of their crimes, I would totally recommend they do other tours too, my next one is going to be haunted London for sure, then after that the many others they do, look them up on the net, there are so many and it’s all free, worth a night out and you can actually learn something too. Well done wonders of London 5 stars from me.
Just finished the witches tour and absolutely loved it. Vincent our guide was very knowledgeable and my mate and I were hanging on his every word.
Witches Tour starts at 7 pm and usually it runs every week, please check the calendar to find available dates.
Our Free Witches Tour starts at Tower Hill Station, outside the exit just by Trinity Square Gardens – EC3N 1JL.
Our Free Witches Tour ends outside St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Free Witches 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.