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London Walks by Date

4 July 2020

9 am
Cambridge - "can such places be?"

King's Cross railway station, London

Guided by Simon

“Miraculum orbis. Wonder of the world, annexe to heaven…”

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10.45 am
Classic London Mews & Hidden Passageways

Earl's Court Tube, Earl's Court Road exit | Map

Guided by Stephanie

10.45 am
Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Holland Park underground station, London

Guided by Brian or Richard III or Tom

“Notting Hill on market morning – curious and colourful, offbeat and yeasty”

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11 am
Old Camden Town

Camden Town Underground station, London

Guided by Judith

The London smörgåsbord par excellence…

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11 am
The Beatles "IN MY LIFE"

Marylebone tube station, London

Guided by Richard P

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all” Toronto Globe and Mail

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11 am
The London of Oscar Wilde Tour

Green Park Tube, north exit | Map

Guided by Peter G. or Richard B or Ruth S.

11 am
Old Westminster Walking Tour

Westminster Underground station, London (exit 4)

Guided by David T. or Judy or Karen or Shaughan or Simon

“the cornerstone walk – miss it and you’ve missed London” 

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11.10 am
Thames Sightseeing, Brunel's River Cruise

Embankment underground station, London (river exit) | Map

Guided by Kevin or Martin or Robert

1.45 pm
Disastrous London

Barbican Underground station, London

Guided by Andrew or Simon B

Fire, Plague, Bombing, Rebellion, Executions. Plus a pub.

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2 pm
The Heart of the City

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand) | Map

Guided by Ann or Chris or Judy or Richard III

“Higgledy-piggledy. History haunted. Secretive in the extreme. Aggressively modern but preserving features – like so many geological strata – of its earlier selves…”

 

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2 pm
Old Marylebone

Bond Street underground station, London (Marylebone Lane exit, by Disney Store – north side of Oxford Street)

Guided by Brian or Margaret or Peter G. or Sue

“London specialises in hiding the best of itself…”

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2 pm
Kensington – Royal Village

High Street Kensington underground station, London (meet by the Wasabi restaurant at the end of the shopping arcade that links the station with the High Street)) | Map

Guided by Adam or Corin or David

Europe’s most select residential street. Soigné lanes. London’s most delightful cul de sac. Its Nuremberg. Its most expensive house. Kensington Palace. Centuries-old barracks…

 

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2 pm
Little Venice – the pursuit of pleasure

Warwick Avenue underground station, London

Guided by Peter G. or Richard III or Shaughan

“Shaughan was something else with his jokes and songs and obvious knowledge of the area…”                               

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2.30 pm
Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town

Euston Tube Stop (meet in the ticket hall of Euston Underground Station) | Map

Guided by Charlie

“a place of poverty and political exiles and refugees and revolutionaries”

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2.30 pm
Spies' & Spycatchers' London

Piccadilly Circus underground station, London (exit 4, Eros exit – between the world-famous Eros statue and the Criterion Restaurant canopy)

Guided by Richard IV or Sue

“hole and corner, cloak and dagger London…                              the secret places of a murky nether-world”

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2.30 pm
British Museum Tour

Russell Square underground station, London

Guided by Gillian or Hilary or Tom

“Whoever travels without a guide needs 200 years for a 2-hour journey” Rumi                

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3 pm
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand) | Map

Guided by Adam or Andrew or Donald or Molly or Shaughan or Stephen or Steve

“Sustained threat, extreme violence, chilling language” 

 

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7 pm
Hampstead Village & Heath

Hampstead Underground station, London

Guided by David or Peter G. or Richard III

“the jewel in the London Walks crown” The New York Times  

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7.15 pm
Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia Arts & Crafts

Holborn underground station, London (main exit, debouches onto Kingsway)

Guided by Molly

7.30 pm
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand) | Map

Guided by Adam or Andrew or Donald or Molly or Shaughan or Stephen or Steve

“Sustained threat, extreme violence, chilling language” 

 

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7.30 pm
GHOSTS OF THE OLD CITY

St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)

Guided by Adam or Karen or Shaughan

“prowling shadows, sense of dread, the dark negative of the sunny snapshots of tourist London”                                                                                  

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