London Museums Walking Tour, London (Self Guided)

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 walking tour will guide you to London’s most popular museums.
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London Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: London Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: sabrina
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London Regional Children's Museum

1) London Regional Children's Museum (must see)

London Regional Children's Museum was established in 1973. This museum was the first children’s museum in the country and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions for families in the city. The museum features numerous hands-on activities, colourful art exhibitions, fascinating heritage and science displays as well as play areas and many others things to do and explore. Visitors can find different themed rooms including Dinosaurs gallery, Arctic adventure, Planetarium and many others. Children’s museum also organizes special programs including funky parties. Operation Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Sunday: 10am-5pm; Tuesday: 9am-5pm; Thursday: 10am-8pm.
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Museum London

2) Museum London (must see)

Museum London is one of the most prominent art and history museums in the city. The museum hosts fine art collections of more than 5.000 works including photography, prints and contemporary sculptures made by local and national artists. Visitors can also explore over 25.000 important historical objects related to the rich past of the city.
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Eldon House

3) Eldon House (must see)

Built in 1834 and owned by Captain John and Amelia Harris until 1960, Eldon House is an important historic spot in the city. In 1961 the house was open to the public as a museum. This attractive construction is a fine example of Georgian and Regency architectural styles. Visitors can embark on a journey to the house-museum’s past through its fascinating collection of family portraits, letters, papers, records and original furniture items and home decorations. The house also features a 19th century style garden, which is considered one of the most charming in the city.
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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

4) The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Founded in 1994, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national organization that is working to support and appreciate national medical heroes through its excellent exhibitions, educational programs and induction ceremonies. A new exhibition hall was opened in 2003 on the main floor of the building and it features an extensive portrait collection of notable doctors, academics, scientists and others whose outstanding achievements and contributions have influenced the face of medicine and health care in Canada and in the whole world. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
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Banting House

5) Banting House (must see)

Banting House, also known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, is a museum and home to the London branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association. In this house the discovery of insulin took place by Sir Frederick Banting in 1920. He lived in this house for 10 months. The museum features exhibitions related to Banting life. Here visitors can see interesting displays of numerous medals, Banting’s Memorial Cross, a copy of his Nobel Prize and many other prominent artifacts. There is also an excellent collection of paintings made by Banting and presented to the public.
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Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

6) Royal Canadian Regiment Museum (must see)

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is another popular museum with remarkable military historical artifacts on display. The museum is situated inside the historic Wolseley Hall. Outside the museum, tourists can explore impressive models of military vehicles, weapons and artillery. Inside the museum there are several exhibition halls covering battle scenes, military objects, soldier uniforms, medals and many other valuable collections. Operation Hours: Tue, Wed & Fri 10:00 – 16:00; Thu 10:00 – 20:00; Sat & Sun 12:00 – 16:00.

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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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.