And so we come to Aladdin’s Cave, to the potpourri. There are over 500 different London Walks. This Special Walks classification is a quick introduction to Aladdin’s Cave, to the one-offs, the odds and ends – the wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, inestimable stones, unvalued jewels – scattered all across London.
It’s everything from Foodies London and Thames Beachcombing and Photography Walks and Geology Walks and Doctors’ London and In Focus Walks and Architecture Walks and Behind the Termini Walks and Slice of India Walks and Magna Carta Walks and Docklands Walks and Olympic London Walks and Canal Walks and Street Art Walks to walks in parts of London you’ve never been to, maybe never heard of.
A lot of London villages, of course – Strand on the Green, Kew and Kew Gardens, Golders Green, Belsize Park, South Hampstead, West Hampstead, Highbury, Harrow on the Hill, St. John’s Wood, Stokey, Fitzrovia, etc. (So, yes, there’s some cross-pollination here with the Village London Open Sesame “Door.”)
But also themes – Women’s Suffrage, Sculpture, the London Terror Walk, Dr Who, London & Poetry, etc. And “themed places” – Aunties’ London (Roundabout the BBC), Theatreland, etc.
And Biographical (and Literary) Walks – P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and Bertram Wooster, Oscar Wilde, Conan Doyle, Alfred Hitchcock, Thomas Coram, etc.
And commemorative walks. The Centenary of the Somme Walk. Shakespeare’s Quadricentenary Walk. The Guy Fawkes walk, etc.
And how do you find what’s there? Easy. Start by looking at the Tour du Jour offerings – aka the From the Rep walks. There are six sets of them – three on Saturdays and three on Sundays. And of course look at the Special Walks listings for any given day. And if you’ve got a topic, subject or area in mind – well, just use the site/s search engine.