London is a sprawling metropolis of 32 boroughs, over 2,000 churches – more than 50 built by one man alone – 270 Tube stations, 9 palaces, 4 castles and a staggering 9 million people. Exploring these streets will be a riotous journey across the past and present.
The Urbs Way
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Enjoy 4+ hours of audio content written by cultural experts
Explore 60+ fascinating locations
Discover 80+ restaurants, cafes, bars and shops recommended by local writers
Plan your route
Plan your perfect day with our unique route plotting function
You can also use one of our curated routes which can be amended according to interests, schedule and budget
Find out which locations require tickets
Book attractions and activities in advance to avoid the queues
As the saying goes, when man is tired of London, he is tired of life. For this fair city has something for every taste, every budget and every kind of traveller.
Whether you’re hitting up the hottest bar in town, delving into its rich history, or enjoying the vibrant entertainment scene, you can find it all in London. Which is why you need to visit the city at least once. But, where to start?
It’s one of the most famous cities, attracting millions of travellers from around the world every year. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or longer, our self-guided walking tours of London offer a modern way to experience the magic of the city.
Walk and learn, and never miss a moment of being in London. Here are some of the attractions you can mix and match and add to your schedule:
It’s the nation’s favourite pastime. So, when in London, it would be rude not to have a few drinks in one of the city’s many pubs. From historic buildings that date back to the 16th century, to swanky rooftop bars and hip reformed prison cell bars – take your pick, from the many watering holes on offer.
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The United Kingdom might be home to Shakespeare, but London is home to the Globe Theatre and the West End. Not only does the Urbs app provide everything you need to know about the best venues, but you can also book tickets directly – allowing you to jump the queue and make the most of your time in the city.
Discover hidden gems throughout the city; by foot, by tube, by taxi or by bus tour. Our audio tour of London allows you to pick and choose from big ticket show-stoppers like the Harry Potter Universal Tour, to lesser-known treats like secret speakeasys, to pop-up bars and hidden cinemas.
Step back in time
London’s dark and grizzly history is best enjoyed by foot. Be it a Jack the Ripper walking tour, an audio tour of East London’s vibrant street art, or a musical journey through Abbey Road - adventure is on every corner, we can help you find it.
It’s the home of Oxford Street and Regent Street – two of the most famous shopping streets in the world. The capital is also home to world-class sports football, tennis and rugby – your biggest quandary will be finding the time to fit them all in.
Did you know that London has an abundance of great free tours and events? Save money and time, and uncover the best of the city with Urbs self-guided walking tours of London.
Ready for the wow factor? There’s no shortage of landmarks in this epic city. Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, St Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and Barbican are just a few to add to your London audio schedule.
Roll out the red carpet
Ready for a Royal London tour? Hot-foot it to Buckingham Palace and watch the guards on parade, followed by afternoon tea. It’s what the Queen would want!
Bringing you all the action
Offering the best way to explore London, here’s a few benefits in using our self-guided tours.
Tailor your trip
Do London your way, and create a London audio tour on your terms.
Purchase hottest tickets in town
Discover, book, and pay for theatre and entertainment tickets, all from the ease of the app.
Compile your itinerary with recommendations from a pool of carefully chosen cultural experts.
Tap in to our library of more than 400 audio tours compiled by our team on the ground to enjoy on your travels.
No matter how many times you may have visited, you’re sure to learn something new with our self-guided walking tours of London.