Our Day Trips this winter
The at-a-glance schedule - listing them in chronological order - is now ready for your perusal... More
Get your diaries out...
Because we've just gone to press with the dates crime historian Donald Rumbelow – "internationally recognised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper" – will be guiding the Ripper Walk for the rest of 2013 and on into 2014. More
We're there – Inside the Olympic Park!
Yes, the afterburner's been switched on for the Olympic London Walk. We're now able to take our groups into the Olympic Park and guide in there. It was worth the wait! More
London Walks Winter 2013-14
Programme details can be viewed here... More
Blimey! It's a mind-melt!
Just how beautiful – and unexpected – in and around Piccadilly can be. It's our latest video. The walk is A Village in Piccadilly. The guide is "juv lead" Katy. More
Harry Potter Walk
Here's a review of Sunday's Harry Potter Film Locations in the City walk... More
Our Day Trip to Bletchley Park
Have just put up a photo essay about it More
Sunday's Street Art Walk...
Here's a photo-essay... More
If you want to go on the Ripper
Walk this summer with the world's leading expert on Jack the Ripper, here are the dates the distinguished crime historian Donald Rumbelow will be guiding the walk. More
Behold! A photo essay for the
Wednesday afternoon Chelsea walk More
Looking Ahead - Thames Mudlarking
next Autumn/early Winter - here are the dates... More
Planning Ahead - Foodies Walks
next Autumn/early Winter - here are the dates... More
Down the Tube
Fiona's 150 Years of the Underground walk takes place at 11 am on the first Tuesday of every month. Baker Street Tube, Baker Street North exit. More
Summer Programme PDF
It's about 3 inches up from the words you're reading right now! Enjoy.
"The world's leading expert
on Jack the Ripper" is back in action. Yes, the broken bone's healed and Donald Rumbelow is guiding again. More
The Jack the Ripper Walk
Making a booking. You don't have to but you can. Here's how... More
Hire a Guide
If you're thinking about "going private" this is worth a read... More
All upside, no downside
Like a small lottery win... More
LONDON WALKS CALENDAR
It's intuitive. It's quick. Get in. Find what you want. Get out. More
The sobriquet for our day trips. A different destination every Saturday! Plus a few wild cards. See the little gem of a pdf due north of these words.
Thames Mudlarking Schedule
Beachcombing with the world's leading expert on this stretch of the Thames foreshore. Can't be bad! A click takes you to the Summer 2013 schedule. More
on the London Walks Blog. "...want to thank you for all the daily tidbits about London which i absolutely adore, I also thank you for this cool game which I'm starting to enjoy a lot! :-) Cheers!" Two clicks and a scroll down takes you there. More
Behind the Termini Walks
Here are the particulars for Rachel's Summer 2013 Behind the Termini walks. And she's penned a tasty little blurb for each of them. More
Old Mayfair – the Photo Essay
It's our sexiest photo essay. Take a look and you'll, er, see why. it's just gone up. More
Fitzrovia – The Photo Essay
Here it is... More
The Lord Mayor of London and Guide Jean in their finery on a London Walk on Christmas Eve! More
Guided by the Stars!
London Walks has better guides – including the distinguished crime historian who is "internationally recognised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper"! Here are the dates Britain's foremost crime historian will be guiding the Ripper walk between now and the end of February. More
Don't Just Take It From Us
Just out. A fab review of Shaughan's Old Jewish Quarter Walk More
This little film is why you book a private ghost walk with London Walks. More
Proper Tea in London!
Want the real thing? Rather than a cup of hot water and a teabag. And most definitely rather than something that costs a king's ransom. Well, let London Walks beam you in. Get in touch and we'll tell you where. Local knowledge – you can't beat it!
Harry Potter Film Locations
We've made a delightful film of one of our Harry Potter Film Locations Walks... More
The San Francisco Chronicle
has just given London Walks a rave review – "the unfailingly fascinating London Walks", etc. etc. etc. Yet another one for the What They Say About LW trophy case. More
Her neighbourhood (photo essay and some accompanying historical remarks)... More
Don's Capitol Hill Address
Yes, the International Homicide Investigators Association wanted to hear from the world's leading expert on Jack the Ripper. And that's what we mean when we say "There's no comparison" between London Walks guides and the knock-offs. More
London Walks guides have four!
books in the pipeline. Aunties' Charley, Charles' autobiography, is published next month. To be followed by a London Stories companion volume – it takes as its subject our Day Trip, out-of-town destinations. And Rachel's book on Jewish London. And "The World's Greatest Guide" – Karen's – on Royal London.
The Knightsbridge Pub Walk
every Friday night. If you're tempted, go for it. It's a great walk. Here's a really detailed description – with photos. More
It's the Ultimate Accolade!
In the starting lineup of "The World's Greatest Guides". Yes, it's London Walks guide Karen. The august American travel publication Travel & Leisure has just crowned her in their "The World's Greatest Tour Guides" article. She's one of just 15 – and, yes, the only one from England. More
Tugs All Your Heart Strings!
It's about a little Londoner – a 3-year-old – and Moo Moo and the Northern Line and a couple of heroes... More
Legal & Illegal London
A private Legal London walk guided by a barrister – a member of one of the Inns of Court – is as good as it gets. More
If I have to have it More
Dreaming of the Cotswolds
Here's why... More
It's a Feast!
Foodies' London has now got is own website.
Compliments to the Chef!
10 out of 10
You want to read something that's both powerful – and magical – about our town and our times and past times (with a couple of stunning photos to accompany it) hit the link More
London Walks on BBC
"Helen Marks discovers a dramatic transformation to the waters of the River Thames" is how the BBC is trailing the Radio 4 programme on Thames Beachcombing. It's aired bright and early – 6.07-6.30 am – on New Year's Day. And then available on BBC Iplayer. And there'll be a rebroadcast.
London Ghost Walks
The new London Walks website – www.londonghostwalks.com – is up and running. It's Adam-written and designed, so it's witty and classy. More
The Man is back –
and guiding! Back from China, Donald Rumbelow, "internationally recogised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper", will be guiding the nightly – 7.30 pm from Tower Hill Tube – Jack the Ripper Walk on... More
Yes, London Walks operates year-round! More
Blog - Twitter
Free Walks... More
The 300+ "one-offs" and "occasionals" we're doing this summer are set out chronologically on the Special Walks page. More
Etc. Quite a lot of etc. More
Old Jewish Quarter
Check it out – the film of the walk. More
Here It Is!
The at-a-glance list of all of our out-of-town trips (to Stonehenge, Oxford, Winchester, Cambridge, Hampton Court, Bath, Rye, Constable Country, Lavenham, Avebury & Lacock, Glastonbury & Wells, Leeds Castle, St. Albans, The Cotswolds, etc.) this summer. All 128 of them! More
The London Walks Walkers Facebook Group
Nine compelling reasons why you should seriously think about signing up for it More
"Donald Rumbelow is internationally recognised as the
leading authority on Jack the Ripper". Don regularly guides our Ripper Walk. His schedule (April to mid-Sept.) is now up. More
is wonderful! Who writes it?" More
The Hampstead Film
is here More
The new film of our Bath trip More
on the way! More
Like Halley's Comet
It's just once or twice a century More
And Lookee There!
Ghost? caught on a photograph on our ghost walk? See the London Walks blog.
"If this was a golf
tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide" More
of our British Museum Tour premieres here! More
tongued with fire More
Who wants to see
the Queen? More
Our New Film is
a brilliant taster of the "Somewhere Else" London Walk... More
London Walks Films
Check 'em out. More
Walks & Kids
Here's a tip More
going on the Oxford & Cotswolds trip? Here's a review. More
Ghost Walk Film
It's here More
London Walks Walkers
This is for you, compliments of the sparkplug, the live wire... More
Our New Film
stars Greenwich and the Prince of Guides, Nick. Brilliant walk, brilliant guide. You can see it here. More
The Jack the Ripper Walk Film
and other matters (the book, the blog, etc.) More
And the Gold Medal
goes to... More
of our Cambridge trip! To see it click the link. More
Don't let them bait and switch you!
This'll take care of it... More
Here's what The Guardian says about it... More
Want to see the cover? Just scroll down.
Something you might want to know More
Jack the Ripper's Knife
Don's got it... More
London Walks has a new award-winning Blue Badge Guide! And the "back story" is a bit of all right as well. More
St. Pancras Walks
Guided by an architectural historian! More
from Lance's Poetry in Performance walk More
Are these the five best paragraphs ever written about London? More
Our book... More
Now Hear This!
Sound, glorious sound - we've got sound! More
Go on one of Adam's walks... More
What The Papers Say...
"the best insight into Jack the Ripper..."
The Star on The Star! More
Distinctions matter. More
in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the old church in Trafalgar Square, has re-opened! More
And the Chinese Ambassador... More
"We'll give you access to places the public don't normally get to see." More
The Whale in the Bathtub
Yes, this one's worth following up! More
Get an Oyster Card... More
It only happens once a century!! More
London Walks ®
Yes, you guessed right. That little symbol means exactly what you think it means. London Walks ® - our name - is now a registered trademark! Our registered trademark!! More
A Big House in a Big Woods on a Big Lake in Northern Wisconsin
That's where your London Walks leaflet comes from in North American. But it gets even quirkier. I mean, how charming is this? More
Website Contributions Invited...
Yes, let's get some of your fingerprints all over this website! More
Visit London - Best London Tour Award
And the winner is... More
A website about London and London Walks is necessarily a "work in progress". So here's a quick pointer to the latest additions to the site More
Ghosts Guaranteed! More
Donald's new Ripper book
It's called Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard investigates... More
The two London Walks programmes - Winter & Summer
In case you're wondering... More
London Walks Leaflets
Here are some places where you can always pick up a London Walks leaflet... More
Q and A
Is London Safe?
Is London Expensive? More
Don't miss Adam's verray parfait piece about the weather on the Daily Constitutional (the London Walks Blog).
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SHAKESPEARE'S & DICKENS'S LONDON -
the Old City
Mariska - London
A picture of a statue of Shakespeare, made during today's tour.
Mariska - London
A picture I made today during our wonderful tour.
Mariska - London
As Londoners we have discovered some hidden gems in the city today and Shakespeare came to live for a moment with the wonderful story telling from our guide David! I brought my 12 yr old son with me and thought this would connect him more with the works of Shakespeare which he has to learn in English class and he liked the tour a lot! Nowadays lots of children do not enjoy the works of Shakespeare anymore, but if they would have a teacher or tour guide like David this would make a difference! So, thank you David for the wonderful tour and a thank you to our mayor Boris Johnson for offering free tours this weekend!! This was our first tour with London Walks and probably not my last.
Andrew G. Doe - Farnham, Surrey
Did this walk yesterday (March 29th) and was thoroughly entranced with every aspect of it, not least of all the guide, David, whom I cannot say enough good things about. He didn't simply guide, rather he involved us all in a couple hours of the discovery of a London that we never suspected existed. Bravo !
John and Maureen Alvarez - San Francisco, CA
I just took your walk today, and really loved it! This is our third walk with you as a guide, David, and I can recommend you without reservation to anyone.
Keep up the great work.
Mary E. Lombardo - Toronto
I wasn’t expecting too much when I showed up for the Shakespeare & Dickens London Walk on Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2008 at 2pm. I was pleasantly surprised though. David reminded me of my favourite professors when I was in University. The ones who were deeply knowledgeable and passionate about their subject, appreciated the power of context, offered humorous, off-beat examples and brought the lives of the literary giants as close to their students as possible. Immediately after our first London Walk, my friend and I decided to go on another, and then another. We took the Cotswold & Oxford walk with Hilary on Wednesday and the Camden Town walk with Judy on Saturday. Hilary and Judy’s walks were as engaging as David’s, a testament to the consistency in quality of the London Walks. Thank you London Walks. We were thoroughly edu-tained.
David here. You've set my London Walks tail wagging from breakfast to Christmas! So a sunburst of thanks!! And an extra one - a special one - for that new (to me) word: edu-tained!!!
Gavin Spencer - USA
In matters of this sort, it's all about the guide, and last year I had the great pleasure of being escorted round Shakespeare's and Dickens's London by Mr. David Tucker. First off, it was a glorious English summer's day - I still don't know how he did that - but more importantly, David knows his onions; more importantly still, he really knows his Shakespeare and his Dickens. Ignore that Wisconsin twang, the man attended University in England, earned a PhD in Dickens himself, and, having presumably misplaced his return ticket, has been hanging around looking for a proper job ever since. In possession, it would seem, of knowledge of the whereabouts every Victorian brick and Shakespearian rafter still in place from those glorious days of Empire, he will lead you through the labyrinth of the Old City, show you windows with bars on them prevent the likes of young Oliver Twist from crawling through, hidden courtyards where Elizabethan beams which survived the Great Fire can still be seen, all the while entertaining with genial banter of a Pickwickian nature, which can not fail to to inform and amuse. All in all, it is the sort of experience which must surely result in a strengthening of the moral fibre which binds together unimpeachable purpose and righteous act, honest intention and noble deed. In short, it's one hell of an afternoon.
David here. Whoa. And wow. All I can possibly add is I hope you had as much fun writing that as I did reading it! But seriously, thanks a bunch.
David was informative, entertaining & definitely good value. Unfortunately however, Casa di Caffe, didn't reach up to recommendation - the staff were disinterested and then unhelpful. When serving a cappucino my friend wasn't asked was size cup, but served a regular. When querying this the owner came up with a response that normally customers found small - not enough - and large - too much & therefore assumed she would like a regular! Quite an argument ensued & eventually a refund was given. That said, after the walk, we found an excellent cafe 'Tea' just round the corner at 1 Paternoster Sq.
David here. It goes without saying, I'm going to have a word with Mehran, the Manager there. He's a very nice guy - and the coffee shop is normally an absolute delight. So I just don't know - sure sounds like somebody there had an off-day. Anyway, whatever it was M. will get to the bottom of it and - I have no doubt at all - get it sorted.
Heather Fitsell - London
Shakespeare's and Dickens' London tour 7th October 2007 - My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour yesterday. David was a wonderfully entertaining guide who had many of us laughing. His application of knowledge to the surroundings was great and put things very much into perspective, having studied both authors work at school. We got to see some unexpectedly beautiful parts of London. I've lived in London for 3 and a half years and find this a wonderful, well priced way to explore the history of this city. I will definately be taking more of David's and other guides tours in the future.