London Walks by London Water

“We are haunted by water” Norman Maclean

It’s high summer

And for sure, come August we’re drawn to it, drawn to water.

Our whole demeanour this time of the year is that of the hart that pants for cooling streams when heated in the chase.

We’re blessed in London. Water everywhere. First and foremost of course the River Thames – that “liquid history.”

But also all those tributaries (“cooling streams”), canals, lakes, ponds and fountains.

So here, created specially for you, London Walkers, is an anthology of London Walks in August that flow to or by or even on London waters.

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it all you feel is a caress.” Margaret Atwood


Old London

Along the Thames

Chelsea Odyssey

Old Westminster

Charming Chiswick

Thames Sightseeing, Brunel’s River Cruise

T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour

Darkest Victorian London

Classic Greenwich & Boat Trip

Undiscovered London, Butlers Wharf & Shad Thames

Harry Potter

Shakespeare’s London

Old Westminster by Gaslight

The Music of Royal London

Epicurean, Gourmets’, Foodies’ London

The Tate Modern Tour (location, location, location)

Old Marylebone

Pirates, Press-Gangs & Execution Dock

Hidden London (for that fabulous model of London Bridge)

Ahoy! Mayflower & the Ships of Rotherhithe

Past the Palace

Rock ‘n’ Roll London Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond


Regent’s Canal, etc.

Little Venice


Old Camden Town


Hampstead & the Heath

Royal London

Hello London

London’s Secret Village

The Old Palace Quarter

Old Mayfair

Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Belgravia Pub Walk

Highgate Village – “a place apart”

The Clerkenwell Pub Walk – Monks, Malt & Mayhem


National Gallery Tour

Water, water, water everywhere. Including water colours! So, yes, the National Gallery Tour precisely because of all the water; oceans, rivers, streams, canals, bays figure in so many of the masterpieces we take deep draughts of.

Where else are you going to find the Thames, the Tiber, the Rhine, the Seine, the Scheldt, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, New York Harbor, Venice’s Grand Canal, dykes, Van Gogh’s ‘exuberant sea-like surface’, etc. under one roof?

“Silvery stripes at the surface of the serene water are the wavelets announcing the passion to come.” Akseli Gallen-Kallela

“Truly all is remarkable and a wellspring of amazement and wonder.” Albert Bierstadt

“What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things.” Anselm Kiefer

“By art alone we are able to get outside ourselves, to know what another sees of this universe.” Marcel Proust


Walks that come onstream (the mot juste!) from time to time.

And of course any of them can be booked now as private walks.

The Lost World of the River Fleet

Liquid London – the Capital’s Waterways (Virtual Tour Series)

Slavery & the City

William Morris & Friends

Somewhere Else London

Kew Gardens Tour

Strand on the Green – “London’s last remaining true village”

London’s Burning – the Anniversary Walk

The Tower of London Tour (private tours only)

The World of Belgravia – its palaces, its secrets, its hidden byways

Knightsbridge – a collector’s corner of mews, lanes & cosiness