London is famed for being walkable so take to the pavement for these gay-themed walking tours to explore the city.
The only way to see London is on foot so take to the streets with this Gay-themed walking tours of London
Viator LGBTQ London Tours
International tours website Viator run some great LGBTQ tours of London. Tours include:
- A self-guided walking tour of the iconic LGBTQ spots in London’s Soho gay district
- A private LGBTQ tour of Soho, including Soho’s gay nightlife
- A 2 hour private LGBTQ tour of Bloomsbury, delving into London’s gay history
LGBTQ Historical Tour Soho (Virtual)
A virtual power-mince through Soho history with Historic England. This fascinating walking tour highlights the characters who have lived in London’s most diverse district, from science, the arts, culture, the community, politics and LGBTQ rights. Do like us, and follow the tour as you walk around Soho (stopping off along the way!)
The London of Oscar Wilde
A walk exploring one of London’s most famous gay inhabitants, playwright and author Oscar Wilde. This tour takes you back to the gaslit streets of London in the 1890’s, as the walk traces Oscar Wilde’s London whilst he was at the height of his fame, and before his infamous downfall.
Date: Every Saturday at 11am (check website for details)
Tour Starts: Green Park Tube (meet outside the north exit, on the corner)
Cost: £9 (£7 concessions)
Booking: No need to book in advance
T: 020 7624 3978
London Walks website
Theatreland Walking Tour
London enjoys one of the greatest concentrations of theatres on the planet! The West End’s Theatreland district is a fascinating and historic area steeped in tales of glamour and intrigue. The tours are led by experienced Blue Badge guide Diane Burstein, and many other themed walks are available.
Date: Various (check website for details)
Secret London Walking Tours website
Other Gay Walking Tours
London Gay Tours offer a selection of LGBTQ-friendly walking tours of London (Website)
Centred – the community organisation run by LGBTQ people – run tours of Soho, although don’t seem to be active at the moment (Website)