Charlie

Charlie, a City of Westminster qualified guide, has been matured by 50 years of London living. He illuminates the underbelly of the city’s past with a passion for its people and how they got places. Put him on a canal towpath and you’ll be gliding into its history. Mention horses and he’ll trot you back to a city of mews and manure.

And special places? Catch him in the Olympic park to get the ‘knowledge’ of his years of work on the project. This is guiding with an enthusiasm that will infect you.

All of Charlie's Walks

The Bridge to London
The Bridge to London

Friday, 14 June 2024 @ 6 pm

"most of what has passed has left plenty of traces"

Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town
Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"a place of poverty and political exiles and refugees and revolutionaries"

The Power of the Thames – Battersea to Westminster
The Power of the Thames – Battersea to Westminster

Saturday, 24 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"with a space-age American embassy tucked in behind it"

Hampstead's Other Half
Hampstead's Other Half

Saturday, 14 September 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"more about those forgotten than those remembered"

Other walks in Charlie's repertoire.

They run occasionally as 'Specials' but can also be booked privately.

Graveyards to die for
Graveyards to die for

"it was a rat's delight and a health emergency"

When Horses Ran London
When Horses Ran London

"how much horsepower each bus route needed – amazing eye-opener into a lost city"

The Devil's Acre
The Devil's Acre

Phwoar! Wrong side of the Westminster tracks – crime, grime and where the bodies are buried

Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Rail
Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Rail

Whoa! Wow! Peekaboo HS2 & Javelin

Horses Past, Horses Present – Horse Power in London Society
Horses Past, Horses Present – Horse Power in London Society

"reveals the vast importance of horses in asserting the position of those in power"

How the West End Was Won
How the West End Was Won

How a capital city emerged fit to rule the greatest empire the world had ever known...

For International Women's Day – The Wonderful Women of Marylebone
For International Women's Day – The Wonderful Women of Marylebone

"Marylebone – a magnet for so many inspiring women"

The Children of Outcast London
The Children of Outcast London

It’s a terrible story, it’s a moving story, it will grip you.

Pioneering Paddington
Pioneering Paddington

"from the deep past to a vision of the future"

Bloomsbury's Brilliant Women
Bloomsbury's Brilliant Women

What is it about Bloomsbury and brilliant women?