1:45 hours
12 people max
Local food and culture
Award winning                                   
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£ 62/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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What you'll do

On our Secret Tour of the National Gallery discover the fascinating stories behind some of the world's most famous paintings and learn about the incredible lives of the artists that created them, from Michelangelo and Da Vinci to Monet and Van Gogh.

The National Gallery is London's most impressive collection of art from the mediaeval to the modern, follow your very own local expert as they guide you through 700 years of art history and marvel at the masterpieces.

With our small group semi-private tours you will understand the differences between artistic movements and styles as your entertaining guide brings to life the thrilling, unusual and sometimes outrageous tales hidden in the paintings.

  • We’ll start beneath Nelson's Column and learn about Trafalgar square and the battle it was named after, as well as the lesser known stories behind central London and the squares hidden details.
  • See world famous works from the likes of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rembrand, Carravaggio, Turner, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and much more.
  • As your guide leads you into the National Gallery, leave the present behind and escape into the world of Renaissance Florence, 17th Century Amsterdam and Romantic Paris as you travel through the most famous moments in Art History.
  • We will stroll through the National Gallery at ease, as your expert guide leads you to the highlights and the lesser known masterpieces.
  • Become an expert as your guide points out fascinating details and scandalous stories that other visitors often miss.
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Health & Safety Standards

We take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • We have has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • We have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

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Secret Tours London

Meeting Spot
Outside Cafe Nero opposite Trafalgar Square, your guide will be waiting for you with an orange umbrella. Nearest tube station is Charing Cross, Trafalgar square exit. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

1pm (13:00 GMT)

60-61 Trafalgar Sq, St. James's, London WC2N 5DS

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

About Best of the Britih museum tour

We are Londoners who are passionate about our city and we want to share that passion with you! We want to introduce you to true, authentic London culture while soaking up the famous historic sites and locations which the city has to offer. Although people may think that they know London, we constantly challenge ourselves to find out some of these best and most secret facts to share with travellers from around the world. There is always something new to learn about our unique city! Our knowledgeable and experienced guides come from various backgrounds however we all share one thing in common... We love London!

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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

Simply go to our "Book Now" page where we detail our tours. Select your tour, the time of your tour, and book it!

Are you looking for something special? Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you.

After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +44 (0) 8708200261

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 1 drink, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

On the day of your booking please meet at 7.00 pm (Monday - Friday) or at 5.00 pm (Saturday & all days throughout December) and 4 pm Sunday, outside the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX. The nearest station is Aldgate East and it is only 30 seconds away (exit 3). Aldgate East is on the Circle line, Hammersmith & City line and District Line.


Where the tour will end?

The tour ends near Aldgate East station.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Yes, as plenty of the amazing Indian food is vegetarian. Besides, you can always tell our guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements you might have, and we will adapt the menu so that you can enjoy the tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking. We have had many vegetarians doing the tour with us and they all enjoyed it very much.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are quite welcome and it's free for any child 2 years or under. We can give them non-alcoholic drinks and you are free to enjoy the tour with your entire family of all ages.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like!

Is there enough food during your tour?

We give enough food to all our customers. Trust us: you WON'T need to go to another restaurant after the food tour. ;-)

Where do I add my discount voucher?
I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 1.5 hours of walking but it is not too difficult. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and he will do his best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

Top - quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in London. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secrettours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, it his happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund as a gesture of good will.