Simon W.

Simon W. comes trailing clouds of guiding glory. An award-winning Blue Badge Guide, he has guided for the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, the BBC, and for London Walks. When he’s not acting. And for a parting shot, here’s a taster. It’s a Podcast of Simon’s Covent Garden walk.

All of Simon W.'s Walks

The London of Oscar Wilde Tour
The London of Oscar Wilde Tour

Saturday, 25 May 2024 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

The Oscar of our literary walks. "I can resist everything except temptation" Oscar Wilde. 

A Village in Piccadilly
A Village in Piccadilly

Monday, 27 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Monday)

"elegant arcades, secret doorways and peekaboo views"    "royal chocolates (we sample them, gratis)"   

Plague, Fire, Hellfire, Revolution
Plague, Fire, Hellfire, Revolution

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 @ 2 pm (This walk goes every Tuesday)

Rendezvous with history

Old London
Old London

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 2.15 pm (This walk goes every Wednesday)

Secret places and hidden history...

Inside Story – Covent Garden
Inside Story – Covent Garden

Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 10.15 am (This walk goes every Thursday)

Taking You Inside LONDON  Gets you to places other people don't get to see.

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour
Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Friday, 31 May 2024 @ 10.45 am (This walk goes every Friday)

"it's not what we see but what we see in it"

The National Gallery Guided Tours
The National Gallery Guided Tours

Friday, 31 May 2024 @ 2.15 pm (This walk goes every Friday)

“the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece”

Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip
Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip

Friday, 07 June 2024 @ 10.15 am (Click here for more dates)

"in Greenwich you step into a trompe-l'oeil picture, a Canaletto scene of order and majesty"   

The Guy Fawkes Tour – Gunpowder, Treason & 5th of November Plot
The Guy Fawkes Tour – Gunpowder, Treason & 5th of November Plot

Sunday, 03 November 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

  "Guy Fawkes was hanged, cut down while still alive, castrated, disembowelled... onlookers were never able to forget that he was conscious throughout the process"

Other walks in Simon W.'s repertoire.

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

National Portrait Gallery - Virtual Tour
National Portrait Gallery - Virtual Tour

The National Portrait Gallery in London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits. The gallery is currently closed for 3 years until Spring 2023 as it commences its biggest redevelopment since the current building opened in 1896. But that needn’t stop you from exploring this wonderful collection! As part of our ongoing programme of virtual tours, London Walks is now bringing you an online virtual tour of some of the highlights of the collection!

Curtain Up! The Story of Theatreland
Curtain Up! The Story of Theatreland

"from soaring successes to first night flops to stage door secrets..."

Virtual Walk: Love in London
Virtual Walk: Love in London

From love-struck lovers to royal romances to dangerous liaisons – love in London in all its many forms. Guided by Simon  

The Story of London – the Full Monty
The Story of London – the Full Monty

Follow the London trail through the centuries...

London's Burning – The Anniversary Virtual Tour
London's Burning – The Anniversary Virtual Tour

The blaze illuminated the streets like the sun at noon. Even the night sky bore a fiery aspect, like the top of a burning oven. The trailing column of smoke extended 50 miles in length.

THE CROWN
THE CROWN

“several London Walks guides have been inside, met the Queen and Prince Philip. One has a contact who worked on the series...”

The Tudors: Power, Politics & Propaganda
The Tudors: Power, Politics & Propaganda

the evolution of the codpiece & the origin of ‘pin money’

Agatha Christie's London - A London Walks Special Anniversary Virtual Tour
Agatha Christie's London - A London Walks Special Anniversary Virtual Tour

"as English as Buckingham Palace or The Tower of London"

Fabulous Fashion – London Walks Virtual Tour Series
Fabulous Fashion – London Walks Virtual Tour Series

"the significance, magnificence and evolution of fashion through the ages"

Guy Fawkes – Remember, Remember the 5th of November!
Guy Fawkes – Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

It’s a tale of patriotism, extremism and a country divided. Sound familiar?  

Underground Overground – A Virtual Tour Series Exploring London by Tube
Underground Overground – A Virtual Tour Series Exploring London by Tube

The brand new Virtual Tour series from The Story of London team...

Christmas in the Capital – London Walks Virtual Tour
Christmas in the Capital – London Walks Virtual Tour

Simon’s seasonal mix of festive facts, fun & frolics...

Liquid London - the Capital's Waterways, 8 part Virtual Tour  Matinee series
Liquid London - the Capital's Waterways, 8 part Virtual Tour Matinee series

The brand new Virtual Tour series from The Story of London team. Live on Thursday mornings (and Sunday evenings). This time we're going with the flow ! Guided by the Story of London Team -  Simon W, Russell, Karen, Adam and Fiona

The Coronation Walk
The Coronation Walk

This Walk is sold out on Saturday April 29th My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding for… THE CORONATION WALK!  

Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions
Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

We'll deck the streets of London with balls of jolly...

Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip
Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip

"in Greenwich you step into a trompe-l'oeil picture, a Canaletto scene of order and majesty"