London Witches & History Walking Tour

Created with Sketch. Southwark View Point, Minerva Square (opposite Southwark Cathedral’s entrance)
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Duration

1hr 15min

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Location

London

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Experience

Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, History Buffs

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Languages

English

Overview

Discover the wicked history of London, explore lost stories, see famous sights and find hidden gems, all with a bewitching guide! 

Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you along Southwark’s Southbank from London Bridge across the River Thames to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Your costumed witch guide will enchant you on this journey to the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real witches and the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Nicholas Culpepper – people’s herbalist or bad boy herb doctor? You decide. What about Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”, and who was the real “last witch”…?

You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the magisterial St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with true stories, history and entertainment.

In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and fascinating (sometimes chilling) history.

You may even see some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

*Please note this is an outdoor walking tour so dress for the weather, my dears.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be captivated by storytelling delivered by an authentic character guide
  • Explore the hidden gems and famous landmarks of London
  • Feel your spine shiver as you hear the fascinating history of London’s witches
  • Immerse yourself in the spooky and the strange on a witchcraft-themed tour
  • Travel back in time as you pass The Clink; the notorious medieval prison

Included

  • 1h15 Walking Tour
  • Entertaining Character Guide
  • Secret Free Gift

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Southwark View Point, Minerva Square (opposite Southwark Cathedral’s entrance)

FAQs

Will the tour be cancelled in bad weather?
No...the tour will run whatever the great English weather throws at us. So please come prepared.
Is the tour accessible?
There may be cobbled streets, paved areas and steep slopes. Kerbs can be uneven in places. Where there are particular hazards or weather issues, the guide will give due warning and guidance or avoid completely.

It is possible to request in advance details regarding a route suitable for those using a wheelchair.
Do people jump out to scare us?
No, this is a historic story telling tour.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 1hr 15mins
Is photography permitted on the tour?
Yes, please feel free to snap away... post your photos on social media and tag us for reposts and follows. Instagram, Twitter & Facebook: @WitchesTour
Where does the tour start?
The meeting point is at the Southwark Viewpoint, Minerva Square (opposite Southwark Cathedral’s entrance)

London SE1 9DF

(A short walk from London Bridge Underground & Overground Stations)

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Alon Dayan

14/12/2022

Enlightening and Entertaining

Had a great time! The witch escorting us was Emelda, who was lovely, sweet, and very knowledgeable about the topic. We were the only ones who booked that night, and instead of canceling it we had a private tour, where we saw many interesting places and heard their stories, as well as reccomendations for the rest of our visit! Overall had an amazing tour with humor and interesting stories, highly recomended!
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