Winter 2015-16 Programme
Here's a preview of our Winter 2015-16 programme, which kicks in on November 1 and runs through April 30. More
New Video – Legal London
A preview of some of the best hidden bits – secret passageways, etc. – of the Inns of Court walk More
Leading Man, the dashing Liam
guiding the Old Palace Quarter walk. Watch the film (just released – it's our brandest newest video!). More
All the London Walks Videos
A Quick Guide More
Hampstead Walk Video
A click here wafts you through those magic casements More
Don's Ripper Walk schedule
Have just put up the Aug. - Oct. dates the world's leading expert on Jack the Ripper will be guiding the walk. More
Winter 2015-2016 Programme
We've made a start on it. Some of the Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon Tour du Jour walks have gone up. Ditto the Christmas Day specials. Etc. Straws in the wind are that there's going to be one of those London Walks periodic sun flares of creativity in this programme. New walks, lots of them. More
Of Hampstead. My (David's) favourite walk of the 55 London Walks I've got in my personal repertory. More
The Anniversary's here. And the walk's here. Our 800th Anniversary Magna Carta Walk - guided by a lawyer - runs on selected Thursdays from Aug. 27 onward. Temple Tube, 10 am. More
Just out of the oven
A piping hot new photo essay for the Old Palace Quarter walk. More
The At-a-Glance Schedule
All of our Summer Day Trips in chronological order. More
Guide of the Year!
London Walks guide Fiona has just been crowned Guide of the Year! That award has pretty much become the private fiefdom of London Walks guides: Judy, Karen, Kim, Paula and now Fiona. Bravissimo! More
Guide Katy's voice
It's vintage, tawny port made audible – a joy to listen to. More
Makes It Clear
Just put up a photo of the spot where we meet for the Jack the Ripper walk More
THE NEW RIVER WALK
Here's the blurb More
Tottenham Court Road Tube
Exit 3 has, er, exited. It doesn't exist any more. So for the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and the Rock 'n' Roll walks the meeting point is exit 1. It's the main exit, the only exit.
REALLY GOOD NEWS!
Donald Rumbelow, "internationally recognised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper" is back and guiding. More
The Old Marylebone Walk
Here's a really detailed look at the walk. It's a review that's just appeared in the Marylebone Journal. More
Jingle Bells for Mr. Jingle
It's official. London Walks Dickens' London guide Richard III's just made a member of the City of London Pickwick Club. The "I dub thee Alfred Jingle"* ceremony took place on December 11. *Richard's Dickensian character alias
Three Cheers for Hilary
She's been awarded an OBE
The Mayfair Walk
It's eye candy AND mind candy. As this feast of a photo essay attests. More
HOT OFF THE PRESS
It's here – the latest installment of the London Walks podcast. More
It' colourful. And fun.
It's the film of the Past the Palace - Hidden Places & Hidden History walk. More
BANKSY & CO. JUST OUT...
Jon's little film of our Street Art Walk. More
The London Walks Podcast
Royal London's the theme for the new edition of The London Walks Podcast. Brought to you by Karen, author of Royal London; Andy, who played George VI; Shaughan, who can impersonate every royal under the sun; and Adam, the only person I know who talks like a really well written magazine article! 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
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
Saturday's Street Art Walk
Here's a photo-essay... More
Behold! A photo essay for the
Wednesday afternoon Chelsea walk More
Here are the dates... 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
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
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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THE OLD HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE PUB WALK
Ali, Bob1, Caz and Bob2 - New eltham
What a beautiful evening to walk around Hampstead Village. Peter was absolutely brillant and kept us enthralled all evening. Thank you for the insight into 'Hamp Stead'.
Duncan Bowers - Zurich, Switzerland
I just wanted to say thank you to David for last Sunday's Hampstead Walk; he really made the whole thing come alive with his enthusiasm and that was not easy on such a rainy day!
My only complaint is that the walk is too fast and too short - i wanted it to continue for at least a couple more hours!
And finally i would love to recommend The Flask to anyone looking for a really good pint with their lunch after the walk. It was certainly the most delicious pub-grub i have ever had.
Thanks and regards,
David here. Thanks very much for your note. The herogram of course was very welcome. But I'm particularly pleased to get that bit of feedback about The Flask. That will enable me to "fine tune" my recommendations ever so slightly. Because I always do the pair of walks on Sunday - Hampstead in the morning followed immediately by Shakespeare's & Dickens's London - the Old City in the afternoon - I can never have Sunday lunch up in Hampstead myself (because I'm always dashing off to the City to get to the S & D walk). So I'm always flying a kite ever so slightly when people ask for a recommendation for Sunday lunch. Flying a kite and hoping for the best! So what you've said is a big help in that regard. It's precisely one of the reasons we set up this forum - we were hoping to get this kind of feedback from time to time, knowing that there would be occasions - and this is a classic instance of one - when a walker would be able to plug a hole for us that for whatever reason we weren't able to attend to ourselves.
jane Rawson - Hullbridge, Essex
This was the first walk we have taken around our home City and what an eye-opener it was! Peter G really brought Old Hampstead to life with his old and recent gossip, delivered in his wonderfully animated style.
We walked on the Saturday before Christmas 2007. The dark night allowed us to spy on both current and old traditions. With basements, alleyways and pubs adorned with Christmas cheer, it really was the best start to the festive season we could have imagined. After our walk we found a delightful Italian restaurant near the tube station to complete the evening. Next time we will eat in the Holly Bush or another of Peter's recommended eateries.
We are walking tonight, New Year's Eve, the gas light tour of Westminster and plan to carry on our new formed tradition of regular walks throughout 2008.
Thank you for showing us what has been under our noses all this time. Thank you for waking us up to our London, a wonderful and richly diverse City.
Jane and Mark
Ola Berger Stai - Trondheim, Norway
When I travel to London I always try to find time for a Walk. This time around I made it to Hampstead on a Saturday evening. I was a bit anxious since my son came along for the first time, and didn`t know if this was something for him. After catching sight of the guide Richard III, whom I have "walked" with earlier, I knew for sure I was in for a very interesting history lesson, spiced with anecdotes and peculiarities. Being a teacher myself, I admire yhe ability to excite and entertain his "class" the way he does.
And, I`m very happy to say that the first thing my son did next morning was going through the London Walks brochure for more! Thank You, we`ll be back!
This was a perfect Saturday night activity for my out of town visitors. We walked a lot and built up our appetite and thirst! The insights on Hampstead and the pubs we great fun and the company of our fellow tourmates was fun too! Thank you!