Loathsome London - Walking Tour

Loathsome London - Walking Tour
This is no boring tour of London. This is a tour that gives you all the toe-curling, nostril-hair-burning, ear-wax congealing details. From everyday people and their toilet habits to kings, fires, explosions and murder most foul.

Tour London with Horrible Histories

Join Horrible Histories on an interactive walking tour adventure through Loathsome London! Meg and Francis need your help to navigate city streets, sort facts from fiction and reach Shakespeare's Globe... before one of them gets the chop.

This official Horrible Histories tour takes in some of the most Horrible and fascinating sights and smells of our fair capital. You'll learn about fearsome fires, daring prison escapes, disgusting toilet habits, Blitzed Brits and some of Shakespeare's silly bits. This tour is interactive, funny and guaranteed to bring the history of London to life!

Explore the streets of London on the only official Horrible Histories walking tour.


Map of route

Need to know

  • This walking tour takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Tours leave from the Monument to the Great Fire of London at 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Please don't be late for your tour – we will have to leave without you and will not be able to offer a refund
  • Your tour is delivered in English
  • Loathsome London is perfect (and hilarious) for families
  • Tickets are currently available at our special launch price of £15 per adult, £10 per child
  • Fully wheelchair accessible. If you have other access requirements, please message us through the Airbnb listing to discuss
  • The tour goes ahead rain or shine – if you expect rain, bring an umbrella!
  • This tour supports Child.org (see below)
"You'd be barking to miss it!"

Tickets available exclusively through Airbnb

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School groups

We have some fantastic introductory rates for school groups to join us on the tour over our first few months.

If your class would like to join us for a Horrible Histories adventure, email amy@child.org for more details. 

Why join us?
Profits raised by this Horrible Histories Tour will fund Child.org's work in Kenya. We'll use it to arm new mums with vital health information to keep their baby safe.

This Horrible Histories Tour of London is created in partnership with Scholastic and delivered by Child.org's Remarkable Tours team! 

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