Agatha Christie's London

Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), the world's best selling author, is much loved for her detective fiction stories. Although born in Torquay in Devon she has many connections with London.

Agatha Christie's London walking tours are a range of four walks, each explore a different area of London, and its associations with Agatha's life. I'm sorry but these walks are only offered as bespoke tours for private groups.

I was delighted that the Agatha Christie's London tour was included as part of a special news feature on Al Jazeera marking the 40th anniversary of Agatha's death.


Here's the YouTube clip, which includes me at the begining, being interviewed by Neave Baker for Al Jazeera's news programme

 Chapter One - Christie's West End

London's West End features in many Agatha's novels with her character enjoying its high life. On this walk we explore two parts of town that were very well known to Agatha, London's vibrant Theatreland and the affluent districts of Mayfair and St James's.

The tour includes seeing the home of Agatha's The Mousetrap, the world's longest running stage play and her beautiful, book shaped memorial.

We also enjoy a touch of glamour by taking a look at some of the luxury hotels Agatha personally visited, a few of which have been imortalized in her novels.

This walk can be easily adapted on request to include a more general West End highlights tour, such as Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, so it is not just for Christie aficionados.

Chapter Two - Christie in the City

The City of London best known today as the capital's financial district, only has a handful of Christie connections but they're interesting ones. In the tradition of classic crime writing fiction I won't spoil the ending by giving too much of the plot (route) away here. However I will confess that the tour will include a stop outside the gorgeous art deco block of flats that featured as Whitehaven Mansions, in the Poirot TV series, but I can't guarantee that David Suchet will be seen leaving the premises when you visit.

This tour incorporates the Christie in the City sites  with a general City of London Highlights Tour which includes St Paul's Cathedral.

Chapter Three - Christie's Kensington and Chelsea

Agatha owned several homes in London during her lifetime and on this tour we visit some of the surviving houses in Kensington and Chelsea. This walk uncovers some charming, residential neighbourhoods which are off the main visitor trail and provides an insight into Agatha's less public side.

This tour covers quite a large geographical distance so will involve the use of public transport or taxi cab (transport costs not included in the price of the tour).

Chapter Four - Christie's Camden

Christie's Camden includes a visit to the British Museum to see some of the artifacts from Max Mallowan and Agatha's archaeological excavations,  the modernist designed block of flats where Agatha once resided or where she worked during World War Two.

This tour covers quite a large geographical distance so will involve the use of public transport or taxi cab (transport costs not included in the price of the tour).

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Any of the above tours can be designed to start or end (or both) with refreshment stops as required. Depending on location I can recommend some fabulous places nearby if you are looking to combine the tour with afternoon tea in a luxury hotel, visit a tearoom or a traditional pub.

Agatha Christie walking tours are only available as a bespoke walking tour as it's tailor made to meet the needs of  your groups. Please contact  me to discuss which chapter (walk) you are interested in doing and to obtain a quote.

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