Having lived in London for over five years, explored it with family and friends I’ve realised that I have ventured to most of the tried and true touristy spots. Recently some of my friends asked for suggestions of an area to go to, between us we have covered London a number of times over! Then I remembered my two favourite London walking tour companies, Londonwalks and Footprints of London. This was the perfect solution and we chose to walk nearby Spitafields with a guide who answered one for my friends questions about a small, local building in a churchyard he passes every day on the way to his work, we saw into a building that only opens its blinds showing off Roman ruins for 10minutes each Sunday and learnt about a secret Freemasons vault that can only be accessed by those in the know. So it you are looking to enjoy the coming summer weather outside and have a guided tour full of historic facts, stories of adventures and interesting tidbits, here are the two London walking tour companies I recommend.