Cultural Walk in London, London (Self Guided)

London is a beautiful city with a vibrant cultural life expressed in numerous private art galleries, theaters, centres and libraries. Most of the galleries offer a broad outlook of local culture through its intriguing displays. Take this walking tour to explore the most exciting cultural venues of the city.
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Cultural Walk in London Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walk in London
Guide Location: Canada » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: sabrina
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery

1) Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery (must see)

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery is the largest ceramic art gallery in Canada. Works created by top painters, ceramicists and metalsmiths are displayed here. The gallery’s modern interior with its red-and-black-coloured walls go beautifully with the fascinating exhibitions of unique ceramic objects, sculptures and attractive paintings. Open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.
London Public Library

2) London Public Library

The London Public Library is more than just a library; it is a real cultural gem in the city with a large variety of public activities and services to offer. There is an extensive selection of national and international publications, bestsellers, art auction catalogues, extensive files on Canadian and International artists as well as film makers and musicians. The library offers art exhibitions, learning programs for kids, teens and adults, internet café and many other facilities. Open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 6pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.
David E. White Art Gallery

3) David E. White Art Gallery

David E. White retail center features a fashion clothing store, barber shop and an exclusive Art Gallery, which opened for the first time in 2008. Excellent collections of original paintings in various media created by regional and national artists are beautifully presented in the gallery’s spacious well-lit rooms. Enjoy contemporary art, abstract paintings, watercolors, silverpoint, sculptures and many other attractive shows. Open Monday through Friday 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Michael Gibson Gallery

4) Michael Gibson Gallery

The Michael Gibson Gallery is a private art gallery hugely popular among locals and tourists. Since its foundation in 1984 the gallery is working to support and promote fine artwork made by national and international artists. A number of changing exhibitions include works on paper, modern and historic paintings, photography and others. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday: 11am-5pm or by appointment.
Framing & Art Centre

5) Framing & Art Centre

Framing & Art Centre specializes in custom framing services and features a lovely art gallery. It is the best place to get your favourite peace of art or photo framed – a variety of frames colours, styles and sizes is impressive. The gallery exhibits contemporary art, abstract paintings, watercolor art and other interesting works made by local artists. In addition there is a stunning collection of wearable art created by Canadian jewelry artists. The centre is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm.

Walking Tours in London, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in London

Create Your Own Walk in London

Creating your own self-guided walk in London is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
London Places of Worship Tour

London Places of Worship Tour

London has numerous places of worship. The diversity of architectural styles and rich decorative features of the city’s churches and cathedrals continue to catch tourists’ eyes and give locals warm congregational communities. Take the following self-guided tour to visit London’s most prominent religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
London Museums Walking Tour

London Museums Walking Tour

Named after London - the capital city of England, London is an exciting city for tourists in Canada. This city has numerous beautiful attractions, as well as several charming museums. London Regional Children’s Museum is a perfect spot for great family fun, while Royal Canadian Regiment Museum hosts impressive exhibitions of weapons, tanks and other thrilling military artifacts. The following...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Similarly to its English “big brother”, Canadian London has its own St. Paul's Cathedral and Thames River. The city centre features an abundance of lush parks and greenways, including the prominent Victoria Park. Topping the list of the local museums is the Museum London, showcasing regional art and historical artifacts, while the Banting House is recognized worldwide as “The Birthplace...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in London for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best London has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as London, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.