‘Live’ Walks and Tours

(For our forthcoming online tours and talks, click here)

Join us for in person walks and tours around London. We’ll show you the sights, share some stories, give you a bit of history and generally make sure you have an entertaining and informative couple of hours.

You can book direct from the listings below, or just visit our Eventbrite page (which also lists our forthcoming virtual tours). Tickets are £15 for one person, or £25 for two. (Please note, at present season tickets and promotional codes aren’t valid for live walks – we’ll let you know when we sort something out for this.)

All of us are qualified London Blue Badge Guides (the very top rank of London guiding), and all walks will be socially distanced and Covid-secure.

The first tours are below, but we’re planning walks around Greenwich, Legal London, the British Museum, and a Rock n Roll stroll, so to be kept informed when they go live sign up for our mailing list.

We’re also more than happy to do private walks – so if you want to arrange something for friends, family, work colleagues, a group or society you belong to – just drop us a line to find out more.

The Secret City with Rachel Pearson

Explore the City of London from a different perspective. Join this walking tour to discover something new round every corner.

DATES AND TIMES: Thursday 22 July 11am; Saturday 24 July 11am; Tuesday 27 July 11am; Tuesday 3 August 2pm; Thursday 5 August 11am.

(HOW TO BOOK: click the blue ‘register’ button then select the day you want)

The Square Mile of the City of London may conjure up images of financial institutions and churches. But there is lots more to it than those. Rachel will shed new light on the oldest part of London. The route will take in hidden monuments, TV and film locations, forgotten gardens and secret alleyways.

Starting at Tower Hill, we will head west and finish close to Holborn Circus. There will be an optional toilet stop on route.

Southwark and the Southbank with Rachel Pearson

The south side of the Thames is a vibrant part of London alive with history and stories. Come and explore this part of the capital.

DATES AND TIMES: Sunday 8 August 11am; Wed 11 August 2pm; Thursday 12 August 11am

(HOW TO BOOK: click the blue ‘register’ button then select the day you want)

Southwark and the Southbank has plenty to offer: Get to know one of London’s oldest markets, find out where Chaucer wrote his Canterbury tales from, and see what remains of the 18th century industrial warehouses. All this, plus the Shard, debtors’ prisons, Shakespeare’s Globe, London Bridge and of course the tale of the ‘Winchester Geese’.

Starting close to Borough Underground station, the route will head west finishing at the Tate Modern. There won’t be a toilet stop on route, but you can use the ones in the Tate Modern at the end.

Palaces, Politics, Pageantry and Privilege – A Westminster Walk with Don Brown

This classic London Blue Badge Guided tour shows you four royal palaces, the heart of British Government and the coronation church.

DATES AND TIMES: Monday 9 August 11am; Sunday 15 August 10am; Tuesday 24 August 11am.

(HOW TO BOOK: click the blue ‘register’ button then select the day you want)

Think you know Westminster? There’s so much more for you to discover in this walk through the heart of the capital. We’ll go along Whitehall – the site of Henry VIII’s huge, 1500-room palace – taking in the sight of the Queen’s Household Cavalry and the site of her ancestor’s execution.

We can peer down Downing Street to try to catch a view of the PM at his home at No. 10, and pay our respects at The Cenotaph, the UK’s national war memorial.

From there it’s a short stroll to Parliament Square, where we’ll hear about Parliament and its traditions (why do the beefeaters search the cellars each May?), then make our way to the ‘national church’ of Westminster Abbey. We’ll pass through historic streets to St James’s Park – one of the Royal Parks – take in an historic palace, the London home of Charles and Camilla, and the house that stands in for Buckingham Palace in ‘The Crown’, before finishing at ‘Buck House’ itself – the official London home of the monarch, and site of the most famous balcony in the world.

Whether you’re a first time visitor to London or think you know the capital pretty well, there’ll be something to discover in this 90 minute tour

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