Unusual Walks

“London Walks makes the new familiar and the familiar new.”

So every London Walk – by definition – is “unusual.”

But what we mean here by the term “unusual” is walks that aren’t immediately obvious. For the most part they fall into two categories.

1. Walks – like Brook Green: The Secret Side of Hammersmith – that go off the beaten path, that explore an unfamiliar, largely unregarded part of London – a part of London it wouldn’t have occurred to you to visit. A part of London you perhaps haven’t even heard of.

2. Walks – like T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land Tour – that follow a rarefied thread. A thread you hadn’t noticed – or didn’t know was there –  through an otherwise well-known part of London.

And don’t be under any misapprehensions – these are not “junior varsity” walks. Every one of them is A-List* – they’re just A-Listers that are less well known. See, by way of example, the review, below, of Rick Jones’ Wasteland Tour.

*Jessica’s February 2022 review of The Waste Land Tour: “In 20 years of London Walks, I think this is the best one I have ever been on. Rick is simply marvellous. I studied the Waste Land extensively at university but I never understood it the way I did after this tour. The stops are thoughtfully chosen to illustrate certain passages and Rick peppers in sprinklings of music and literature and history – he also sings beautifully and tells stories beautifully – it gives the Waste Land a new depth and humour. He recites long passages of the poem so that you can hear the music in them and speaks in the voices of the characters – all at once you recognize them as people, the kind of people who weave in and out of the streets all around you. It’s a beautiful homage to the City, to London, to Eliot, and to thousands of years of history that swirl around in the Waste Land. (But to be clear, even if you don’t care about this poem, this is still a WONDERFUL walk – the poem just serves as the anchor and you bob in and out of the poem and the history).”

Jane Austen's London
Jane Austen's London

Saturday, 25 May 2024 @ 6 pm

On the trail of the great novelist...

Classic London Mews & Hidden Passageways
Classic London Mews & Hidden Passageways

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Urban oases, havens of 19th-century tranquillity

The Street Art Tour
The Street Art Tour

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 11 am (This walk goes every Sunday)

   "a corkscrew of a route that pops cork after cork of east London's vibrant, heady, dynamic street art scene"

The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse
The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"from the Age of Canals to cutting edge, 21-st century London"

Elizabethan Clerkenwell
Elizabethan Clerkenwell

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Now a chic London neighbourhood but then 'a haunt of thieves and whores'

The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields – Riches to Rags
The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields – Riches to Rags

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Explores Spitalfields, chronicles the lives and times of the Huguenot silk weavers...

CHARLES DICKENS’ LONDON: LOST AND FOUND: a London Walks virtual tour
CHARLES DICKENS’ LONDON: LOST AND FOUND: a London Walks virtual tour

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"Dickens' London was a place of the mind, but it was also a real place. Much of what we take today to be the marvelous imaginings of a visionary novelist turn out on inspection to be the reportage of a great observer"

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Tate Britain
Tate Britain

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

  the best of British painting and sculpture over 500 years – guided by professional arts critic Rick Jones

Undiscovered London, Butlers Wharf and Shad Thames
Undiscovered London, Butlers Wharf and Shad Thames

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 10.45 am (This walk goes every Wednesday)

Four words* that make my blood race: “hasn’t yet been discovered.”  *Right up there with hidden places, hidden history

Christopher Wren 300th Anniversary
Christopher Wren 300th Anniversary

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

A celebration of the works of Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723  

T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour
T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 11.30 am (This walk goes every Wednesday)

"in 20 years of London Walks this is the best one I've ever been on"

The Tate Modern Highlights Tour
The Tate Modern Highlights Tour

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Wednesday)

 Guided by arts critic Rick Jones, Secretary of the Critics Circle

London In The Swinging 60s
London In The Swinging 60s

Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Sex, drugs, politics & fashion. "A real storyteller who has you spellbound right from the start" Tripadvisor Sept 2022

Medical Tour: All Around the University – Firsts & Inventions in the History of Medicine
Medical Tour: All Around the University – Firsts & Inventions in the History of Medicine

Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Thursday)

Just a little prick…  from Edward Jenner to AstraZeneca

Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel Tour (Small group tour)
Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel Tour (Small group tour)

Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The City Churches Tour
The City Churches Tour

Friday, 31 May 2024 @ 10.30 am (This walk goes every Friday)

  "Fan vaulting, Bow bells, a Mediterranean courtyard, a sermon timer and a mighty organ beneath Christopher Wren's most beautiful dome"

The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds

Saturday, 01 June 2024 @ 9 am (Click here for more dates)

The achingly beautiful Cotswolds...

Musical Statues
Musical Statues

Saturday, 01 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

What does history SOUND like? A musical walk around Westminster's statues with Adam  

The Hampstead Spies – the KGB in NW3
The Hampstead Spies – the KGB in NW3

Saturday, 01 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Guided by former ITN Editor Stewart Purvis CBE. "You got Stewart Purvis to guide Hampstead Spies? That's like getting Dan Rather to guide Dealey Plaza"

Harry Potter Film Locations in the City
Harry Potter Film Locations in the City

Saturday, 01 June 2024 @ 11 am (This walk goes every Saturday)

"And now, Harry, let us pursue that flighty temptress, adventure"   

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

Saturday, 01 June 2024 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

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

Kew Gardens in Springtime!
Kew Gardens in Springtime!

Sunday, 02 June 2024 @ 10.45 am

Spring in Kew Gardens. Includes the newly opened, breathtakingly beautiful Temperate House.

The Regent's Canal:   King's Cross-Granary Square-Camden
The Regent's Canal: King's Cross-Granary Square-Camden

Sunday, 02 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

  The London of a couple of centuries ago. A London of tunnels and bridges and narrowboats and locks.

The Nell Gwyn Special
The Nell Gwyn Special

Monday, 03 June 2024 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

"the first great comedienne..."

Cambridge -
Cambridge - "can such places be?"

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 @ 9 am (Click here for more dates)

"Miraculum orbis. Wonder of the world, annexe to heaven..."

Covent Garden Pub Walk
Covent Garden Pub Walk

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

  ‘where is there such another maze of streets, courts, lanes and alleys?’ asked Dickens

Cat Tails – A Feline Take on London History
Cat Tails – A Feline Take on London History

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"a walk which combines places, people and the cats who lived there"  

Matthew Shardlake's Tudor London
Matthew Shardlake's Tudor London

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

Through Tudor London in the footsteps of C.J Sansom’s dogged, melancholy ‘hero’ Matthew Shardlake and his ‘sidekick’ Barak  

Walworth Old & New
Walworth Old & New

Friday, 07 June 2024 @ 6 pm

Open Studios Day in 'the seriously hip artists' quarter'

The Isle of Dogs
The Isle of Dogs

Saturday, 08 June 2024 @ 10.45 am

"there’s no other place like it in London"

Pirates, Press-Gangs and Execution Dock
Pirates, Press-Gangs and Execution Dock

Saturday, 08 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Discover the dark side of the empire...

Nick Day's Theatreland Walk
Nick Day's Theatreland Walk

Sunday, 09 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"Nicholas Day is a revelation"

Secret Islands of Green – Hidden Gardens of the City
Secret Islands of Green – Hidden Gardens of the City

Sunday, 09 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

The green in the grey – the hidden gardens of the City of London.

The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary – 'Summer of Blood'
The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary – 'Summer of Blood'

Thursday, 13 June 2024 @ 6.30 pm

follows the events of the Revolt as the Peasants move through London in June 1381

The Bridge to London
The Bridge to London

Friday, 14 June 2024 @ 6 pm

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

The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho
The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho

Saturday, 15 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Celebrating 60 years of the Rolling Stones. Guided by Adam

Spies & Special Forces
Spies & Special Forces

Saturday, 15 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

The glittering whirl of Knightsbridge conceals a shadowy world of modern-day assassins, spies, and special forces.

The Krays In London Walking Tour
The Krays In London Walking Tour

Sunday, 16 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

The East End Gangland & The Dark Side Of The Swinging 60s

River Wandle & Wandsworth Canal
River Wandle & Wandsworth Canal

Sunday, 16 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm

  "there's no lovelier piece of lowland scenery in South England..."

Tudor London – Walking with Matthew Shardlake (and Barak)
Tudor London – Walking with Matthew Shardlake (and Barak)

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"hasn’t changed in 400 years"

Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond
Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond

Friday, 21 June 2024 @ 9.30 am (Click here for more dates)

A full day Rock'n'Roll exploration of historic southwest London - guided by Adam.

Empire in a Cup: the History of Tea
Empire in a Cup: the History of Tea

Friday, 21 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

The history of tea is hidden amongst the City streets and alleyways...

Unexpected London
Unexpected London

Friday, 21 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"secret places and hidden interiors"

Foodies' London – Pie Crust to Upper Crust
Foodies' London – Pie Crust to Upper Crust

Saturday, 22 June 2024 @ 10.45 am

 "People who love to eat are always the best people" Julia Child

William Morris & Friends
William Morris & Friends

Sunday, 23 June 2024 @ 2 pm

"special not least because we'll be walking along one of the loveliest stretches of the Thames"

Eccentric London
Eccentric London

Sunday, 23 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"London is stranger than fiction"

The East India Company – Guided by a Distinguished Diplomat
The East India Company – Guided by a Distinguished Diplomat

Friday, 28 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour" The New York Times

London's Spymasters
London's Spymasters

Saturday, 29 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

  "a murky world of treason & treachery, betrayal & murder"

Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster
Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster

Saturday, 29 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Guided by a distinguished, award-winning Geologist

Brook Green – the Secret Side of Hammersmith
Brook Green – the Secret Side of Hammersmith

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 10.45 am

the fun, the delight of getting to know a London neighbourhood that's a complete revelation

Charming Chiswick
Charming Chiswick

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Old, picturesque, storied, full of character, riverine, tucked away on its isthmus, sitting pretty – that’s Chiswick.

Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums
Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

History, architecture, films, the Gunners, a Ripper candidate and for good measure, a short nature walk

Spies & Spymasters of London – Virtual Tour
Spies & Spymasters of London – Virtual Tour

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 7 pm

Top Secret London. Cambridge Five. ‘C’. Secret Service Bureau. OSS & SOE. Le Carré & Smiley. Somerset Maugham & Ashenden. Guided by Richard IV For Your Eyes Only.

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Chaucer's Medieval London
Chaucer's Medieval London

Saturday, 06 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Your boon companions on this tour of London in the Middle Ages are a Museum of London archaeologist and the greatest medieval poet of them all.

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"

Foodies' London - The West End
Foodies' London - The West End

Saturday, 13 July 2024 @ 10.45 am

"the King's nickname was Tumtum, he had a 47" waist, and every night a cold roast chicken was placed beside his bedside..."

Geology and Building Stones in the City of London
Geology and Building Stones in the City of London

Saturday, 13 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm

Distinguished, award-winning geologist guides "stones ingrained with geological and historical memories" 

Islington Between the Wars
Islington Between the Wars

Sunday, 14 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm

This unusual, highly original walk – indeed, it's sui generis...

Rock'n'Roll Chelsea
Rock'n'Roll Chelsea

Sunday, 21 July 2024 @ 10.45 am

NEW Rock'n'Roll Chelsea. Guided by Adam  

The Regent's Canal - King's Cross, Granary Square, St. Pancras
The Regent's Canal - King's Cross, Granary Square, St. Pancras

Sunday, 21 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"unseen, untrodden, unexplored, unknown London beckons"

Old Dulwich Village
Old Dulwich Village

Sunday, 28 July 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Dulwich is a world – a hamlet – unto itself. There's no other place like it in London. Be sure to bring your camera.

The Music Of Royal London
The Music Of Royal London

Sunday, 28 July 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Scandal! Adultery! Big Bangs! Our royal story is an opera in itself. Guided by Adam.

Building and Rebuilding the Thames Embankment
Building and Rebuilding the Thames Embankment

Saturday, 03 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"From The Thames to Eternity" guided by a distinguished, award-winning  Geologist 

Roman London – A Literary & Archaeological Walk
Roman London – A Literary & Archaeological Walk

Sunday, 04 August 2024 @ 11.30 am (Click here for more dates)

  Archaeologist-guided!

Lawyer-guided Legal London – Inns of Court Exclusive
Lawyer-guided Legal London – Inns of Court Exclusive

Friday, 09 August 2024 @ 10 am (Click here for more dates)

Tom's a barrister, Joanne's a criminal defence lawyer. Small group guaranteed

Foodies London in the City – Biscuits & Banquets
Foodies London in the City – Biscuits & Banquets

Saturday, 10 August 2024 @ 10.45 am

"People who love to eat are always the best people" Julia Child

Limehouse - Thames - Docklands
Limehouse - Thames - Docklands

Sunday, 18 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"part gentrified, part solidly working class"

Up the Cally
Up the Cally

Sunday, 18 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"An amazingly varied walk..."

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"

The Secrets of the Northern Queen Elizabeth Olympics Park
The Secrets of the Northern Queen Elizabeth Olympics Park

Sunday, 25 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"unique in Britain. A double radial gate lock, it was designed to cope with floods and tides..."

Urban Geology in St Giles
Urban Geology in St Giles

Saturday, 07 September 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"particularly exotic and colourful stones" guided by a distinguished, award-winning  Geologist 

Hampstead's Other Half
Hampstead's Other Half

Saturday, 14 September 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"more about those forgotten than those remembered"

David Bowie in 1960s London
David Bowie in 1960s London

Saturday, 28 September 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Before Ziggy… Before the Thin White Duke… A walking tour of Bowie's Soho 1963-71Guided by Adam

Fables, Fashions & Feasts
Fables, Fashions & Feasts

Sunday, 27 October 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"200 years in 2 hours"

Ghosts of the Old City on Halloween
Ghosts of the Old City on Halloween

Sunday, 27 October 2024 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)

 All the Ghosts come out for Halloween!

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"

London – 1066 and All That
London – 1066 and All That

Saturday, 09 November 2024 @ 2.30 pm

1. "we explore the London that William conquered"                                        2. "we lay bare how he changed England for all time"

Christmas Morning, 1660 - Samuel Pepys' London
Christmas Morning, 1660 - Samuel Pepys' London

Wednesday, 25 December 2024 @ 11 am

Ring in the New Year Virtual Tour
Ring in the New Year Virtual Tour

Wednesday, 01 January 2025 @ 7 pm

How London has celebrated the New Year over the past 2000 years – and some crystal ball action for 2025

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Tours available upon request

We run a ton of private walks. If you to go on any of the walks below, it’s eezy peezy as well. Just give Fiona, Peter, Niamh or Mary a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen.

Justice Miscarried – Let's Deliver for the Postmasters
Justice Miscarried – Let's Deliver for the Postmasters

"the first duty of society is justice"

The Children of Outcast London
The Children of Outcast London

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

The Leap Year Walk
The Leap Year Walk

A strange amazing day – and walk – that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

A Charles Dickens Christmas Virtual Tour – his life, his work & his London
A Charles Dickens Christmas Virtual Tour – his life, his work & his London

Weaves an exploration of Victorian London with Dickens's London Life and writing...

Sherlock Holmes in the City
Sherlock Holmes in the City

We go on the trail in the Square Mile, seeing a surprising amount that Holmes and Watson would still recognise.

The Christmas Tree(s) Walk
The Christmas Tree(s) Walk

London adazzle – its most glorious constellation of Christmas trees...

Roman London
Roman London

What did the Romans ever do for us? We know what guide Ian does for the Ukraine and earthquake crisis appeals – he donates his fee.

Grosvenor Canal & Battersea Power Station
Grosvenor Canal & Battersea Power Station

Combines the hidden byways of London's most secret canal and the Thames' mightiest cathedral. 

A Literary Odyssey – Ink & Inspiration in Mayfair & St James's
A Literary Odyssey – Ink & Inspiration in Mayfair & St James's

This walk has been specially created for the Mayfair Times Literary Festival. The charge for this walk is £20 (there are no concessions). 

Mountain Building & Meteorites – the City a professional geologist sees
Mountain Building & Meteorites – the City a professional geologist sees

Rocks of Ages – Urban Geology in the City (guided by a professional geologist)

Tudor London – The City of Wolf Hall
Tudor London – The City of Wolf Hall

an archaeologist-guided portrait of London in the early 16th-Century

Myths & Legends of London May Day Special Virtual Tour
Myths & Legends of London May Day Special Virtual Tour

"we look at evidence for 'Celtic' origins of London and how May Day was celebrated in  London"

Pioneering Paddington
Pioneering Paddington

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

The Quack Doctor's Tour
The Quack Doctor's Tour

"the general rule in medicine in Stuart England is ‘better out than in’"

The Rugby Tour – to Accompany the Six Nations Tournament
The Rugby Tour – to Accompany the Six Nations Tournament

"with a fine disregard for the rules"

The Decline and Fall of Roman London
The Decline and Fall of Roman London

What is the evidence?  And can we trust it? Archaeologist-guided.

London Before London – Prehistoric London Virtual Tour
London Before London – Prehistoric London Virtual Tour

henges, barrows, hill forts, hut circles and genetic evidence

 

The London Winter Solstice Virtual Tour
The London Winter Solstice Virtual Tour

we use ancient methods to divine what is in store for us in 2024

19th Century East End – Jews, Anarchists & Workers' Rights
19th Century East End – Jews, Anarchists & Workers' Rights

...incendiary publications, industrial strife, revolutionary trade unions, soup kitchens, housing charities and shelters for the homeless.

The Grand Union Canal – Kensal Green to Alperton
The Grand Union Canal – Kensal Green to Alperton

"there are places along the towpath that are little changed"

Grand Surrey Canal – Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Woodland, Greenland Dock
Grand Surrey Canal – Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Woodland, Greenland Dock

We could be in 1620. Or May 28, 1940. Or June 6, 1944.

River Lee Navigation – Enfield to Ponders End
River Lee Navigation – Enfield to Ponders End

"the source and inspiration for one of the great classics of English literature"

The Lost Palace of Downing Street
The Lost Palace of Downing Street

Take a walk through the most magical corner of the kingdom. Guided by Dan Parry

The London Equinox and Solstice Walk
The London Equinox and Solstice Walk

As the Sun and Moon move around our skies we look at how Londoners organised and celebrated their year throughout history. Guided by Kevin 

St David's Day Welsh Walk – by the distinguished Welsh author Rick Jones
St David's Day Welsh Walk – by the distinguished Welsh author Rick Jones

"where they sang, wrote poetry and played rugby"

International Women's Day Charity Walk
International Women's Day Charity Walk

Trailblazers of the East End – Guided by Laura

 The History & Archaeology of London Bridge
 The History & Archaeology of London Bridge

"London bridge is the key to much of the history of London"

How the British Fell in Love with Curry
How the British Fell in Love with Curry

"The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it's curry"

London, A Heart of Stone
London, A Heart of Stone

"a feast of stunning art and architecture"

Christmas with Jane Austen  Virtual London Tour
Christmas with Jane Austen Virtual London Tour

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen devotee must be in want of this virtual tour"

Myths, Legends & Halloween Walk
Myths, Legends & Halloween Walk

  The walk tells the story of London's myths , legends and the celtic origins of Halloween. Guided by Kevin

An American in London: Famous Visitors from Across the Pond
An American in London: Famous Visitors from Across the Pond

Guided by the author of The Lonely Planet Guide to London

Immigration and Food Walk
Immigration and Food Walk

Almost a third of all Londoners are now foreign-born, representing 270 different nationalities and  300 languages. Guided by Steve F

Myths, Legends & Halloween Virtual Walk
Myths, Legends & Halloween Virtual Walk

“Tis the night—the night. Of the grave's delight"

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"

Harlots & Bawds - the Georgian sex trade.
Harlots & Bawds - the Georgian sex trade.

 Alex takes a look at the world of the 18th Century sex and brothel trade. 

Rock'n'Roll Covent Garden
Rock'n'Roll Covent Garden

The history of Rock and Pop in the West End.

Slavery in the City
Slavery in the City

A story showing people at their worst and best, tells the horrors of the slave trade, the extreme cruelties and yet contains seeds of hope. Guided by Isobel

Saints, Sinners and Sisters
Saints, Sinners and Sisters

Tradeswomen, writers, lawyers, feminists, martyrs, muses and murderers: women’s stories aren’t always nice, nor are they niche.

Coronation Special: Royal Bastards, England's true life game of thrones
Coronation Special: Royal Bastards, England's true life game of thrones

Ever since William the Conqueror (aka William the Bastard) hit the scene in 1066, legitimacy has been a life or death issue for the Royals. Guided by Ian

London on Film Part 1: Frozen in Time in the Square Mile
London on Film Part 1: Frozen in Time in the Square Mile

The old City of London has been a haven for moviemakers for over a century, and here are some of the glorious highlights. Guided by Richard IV

Chaucer's Medieval London
Chaucer's Medieval London

Your boon companions on this tour of London in the Middle Ages are a Museum of London archaeologist and the greatest medieval poet of them all... Guided by Kevin

Bless me! deliver me, help, hold me! it's Ian's Valentine's Day Special!
Bless me! deliver me, help, hold me! it's Ian's Valentine's Day Special!

"tiny gas-lit alleyways, unknown even to many Londoners..." N.B. Guide Ian donates all of his fee to charities! 

Saints Sinners Sisters
Saints Sinners Sisters

To mark International Women's Day

Virtual Walk: Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle at Christmas
Virtual Walk: Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle at Christmas

An affectionate Yuletide offering from the glory days of the Great Detective and his creator.

The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol
The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol

An affectionate celebration of the real places behind this timeless classic. A revealing virtual tour of the City Dickens knew so well.

Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour
Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour

'The Game's Afoot!' Follow the fascinating adventures of Holmes and Watson (and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) around London's West End. Guided by Richard IV

The Archaeology of London
The Archaeology of London

This walk tells the epic tale of the uncovering of London's past by Archaeologists...

Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire

Temperatures of more than 1000° meant everything was consumed in the inferno...

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 Regent's Canal – Mile End to Haggerston
The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Haggerston

"Welcome to an English rainforest of different types of trees and plants. Then a POW! of a contrast..."

Shakespeare in the City
Shakespeare in the City

"William the Conqueror!" N.B. Guide Ian donates 100 percent of his fee to the Horizon Scandal Fund! And London Walks donates 75 percent of its commission to the Fund. 

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

Whoa! Wow! Peekaboo HS2 & Javelin

The Arsenal Story
The Arsenal Story

Walk the same streets as Colin Firth in Fever Pitch...

Grand Surrey Canal, Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Greenland Dock
Grand Surrey Canal, Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Greenland Dock

A get away from it all walk – down on that towpath it's 200 years ago. 

MEDICAL SOUTHWARK
MEDICAL SOUTHWARK

Doctor-guided.

London 1902-1916 –  Seedbed of the Russian Revolution
London 1902-1916 – Seedbed of the Russian Revolution

St. Petersburg on Thames – the cradle of the Russian Revolution. Guided by a fetching young Russian historian.

When Horses Ran London
When Horses Ran London

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

Monarchs and Maladies
Monarchs and Maladies

"their excesses, their maladies, their treatment, their cadres of medical attendants, their post-mortems..." Guided by a Physician

The Grand Union Canal – Little Venice & Paddington Green
The Grand Union Canal – Little Venice & Paddington Green

"a secret corner of London closed to the public for 200 years"

The Devil's Acre
The Devil's Acre

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

The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary Virtual Tour
The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary Virtual Tour

"see the invisible and understand the inscrutable"

Regent's Canal – Islington to Mile End
Regent's Canal – Islington to Mile End

Jollying our way along a handsome, tree-lined canal on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Perfect.

Mrs Dalloway's London – the 100th Anniversary
Mrs Dalloway's London – the 100th Anniversary

We walk with Mrs Dalloway. Walk her London. See it with her eyes.

Hampstead New Year's Eve Walk - See the Fireworks from the Roof of London
Hampstead New Year's Eve Walk - See the Fireworks from the Roof of London

Watch the Fireworks from the Roof of London. Auld lang syne in auld Hampstead.

The Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk
The Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk

We follow the crisscrossing paths of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson as they solve their only original Christmas-time case, and Arthur Conan Doyle as he reaches a crisis in his professional life.  

London in Poetry
London in Poetry

Free booklet of London poems. Double act. David guides. RSC actor Steve performs the poems.

Doctors' London – Guided by a Physician
Doctors' London – Guided by a Physician

Doctors' London – Pox & Plague, Leeches & Quacks. Guided by a Physician.

The Regent's Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice
The Regent's Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice

"we step into a different world here, a different world bouquet’d with incidental delights – 'The Upside Down House', for example..."

The Lure of the Underground
The Lure of the Underground

"subterranean London...London created the Underground and the Underground created London" 

The Knifeman Tour - Hunterian Museum
The Knifeman Tour - Hunterian Museum

Follow Dr Barry Walsh in footsteps of the famous surgeon Dr John Hunter

Slavery & the City
Slavery & the City

"No country profited more from slavery and the slave trade..."

Fair Maids, Feminists & Philanthropists
Fair Maids, Feminists & Philanthropists

To mark International Women's Day

Docklands
Docklands

"...the most extraordinary letter in London's alphabet"

Cholera & Casanova
Cholera & Casanova

"Sex and death, the two subjects everybody's interested in..." Guided by a Physician

Bohemian Fitzrovia
Bohemian Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia: central London's best-kept secret

Belgravia Pub Walk
Belgravia Pub Walk

"best medley of lost lanes and hidden passageways in all of London"