23rd Jun 2012 12:05pm | By Editor
Murders, hookers and slums. TNT explores the best walking tours in London.
Wander some of the key locations that helped shape the cultural landscape with the Soho – Roots Of The Swinging Sixties Tour. From the birthplace of British rock ‘n’ roll, to the street that turned the fashion world on its head, this step-back-in-time look at London revisits an unforgettable period.
June 30, 3.30pm; July 4, 7pm;
July 15, 6.15pm.
£10 | Various locations
This tour provides a fascinating glimpse into London’s past and present, transporting visitors through 150 years in just two hours, moving from London’s first Underground station to its most futuristic. Find out how the Victorians dug this network of tunnels by hand, spot the ghost station by the British Museum and, most importantly of all, discover the mysterious man behind the booming “Mind the Gap” voice.
Mon 2pm-4pm; Fri 11am-1pm
£20 | Meet outside Farringdon Tube
Get up close to east London’s vibrant street art scene. Knowledgable guides will take you to see all the best pieces from more than 40 artists. The art is dynamic and ever-changing, as older pieces are reworked or simply buffed away by councils to become a blank canvas. The tours are constantly evolving to incorporate fresh and exciting work for you to enjoy before they’re gone for good.
Tues 10am, Sat 11am, Sun 11am
£12+ | Meet outside Old Street tube, Exit 2
Two guides lead you around London, one of whom will tell lies at each stop and the other true stories about the location. Points are given throughout if you can outsmart the fibber and a prize is awarded to the winner.
Various locations, times and dates
£10 | londonstreettours.co.uk
This full-day tour is designed to give an insight into what’s on offer at London’s markets. Browse the stalls of up-and-coming artists in Spitalfields; search from crafts and alternative fashion in Camden; and watch street performers in Covent Garden.
Various. Starts at 10am
£40 | Meet near Covent Garden Tube