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Dundas Street looking east from Talbot Street, about 1871-5. Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada

Museum London is bringing back our beloved history and culture walks with the addition of a brand new walk — Murals of Downtown! All walks run rain or shine (no refunds) and are led by experienced guides. For all tours, the early bird price is $10 (when you buy at least 4 days in advance of tour date), or $15 after. Registration is REQUIRED for all tours. 

-meet outside front of Museum London

  • Heaven and Hell: From soaring gothic cathedrals to the surviving ale houses of Whiskey Row, follow this 19th-century architectural tale of our historic churches and taverns.
  • Digging Dundas: Take a walk down London's oldest street! Discover hidden sculptures, new murals, art deco carvings, and the story of a famous engineering calamity.
  • Castles to Cottages: Tour along Ridout Street’s confederation-era cottages, Victorian architecture, our famous court house castle, and the city’s oldest remaining home — haunted of course.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Discover 20 architectural details in downtown London buildings that tell the city’s history. Often overlooked as people pass by, these details include unique sculptures, date stones, and even an oddball clock.
  • Bats, Beans, and Bridges: Explore the historic Blackfriars neighbourhood with a closer look at our beloved refurbished bridge, a 19th-century homestead, and the world’s oldest continually operating baseball diamond!

-meet outside the front (west-facing) of Covent Garden Market

  • Hidden Secrets of Downtown: Discover the secrets of London’s past hidden in plain sight: a notorious ghost, a clock with a mystery, a life-sized thermometer, a special musical gift to London from the Dutch, and our favourite art deco tower.
  • Murals of Downtown: Walk through the downtown core and take a closer look at London’s murals. See how this public art has changed over the decades and contemplate what’s next. Learn who commissioned them, who painted them, and consider how public murals build a sense of community.