Walks

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Highlights this month include walks by our most recent members –  Jenny (Jen) Pedlar, Jenny Philips, Geoff Marshall and Joanna Moncrieff.

Date
Walk
Guide
Description
Sun 20/04/14 11:00Hidden KnightsbridgeBrian McclorySee the Knightsbridge that people who live and work there have never seen - hidden mews, historic buildings and fascinating stories
Sun 20/04/14 11:00Women Through TimeTina BaxterStroll through the City of London and meet the extraordinary women that contributed to 1,500 years of our history
Sun 20/04/14 11:00Heroes and Villains: The good, the bad and the ugly in The City's historyMark RowlandIn this walk hear about the fascinating and unusual characters that made todays City of London.
Sun 20/04/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 20/04/14 14:00The World in One City: Migration and the making of modern LondonMark RowlandLondon was called "The Clearing House of the World" - this walk with Mark shows how migrants to London created today's international City.
Sun 20/04/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Mon 21/04/14 11:00Royal ConnectionsBrian MccloryWalk from Monument to Somerset House and hear about Kings and Queens
Mon 21/04/14 11:00Politics, Parliament and Power: Tales from the heart of WestminsterMark RowlandAn introduction to the heart of Westminster with Mark Rowlands
Mon 21/04/14 14:00The Near East: Charles Booth's WhitechapelSean PattersonExplore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Mon 21/04/14 14:00The Gentlemen’s clubs of St James’s: Victorian London’s LinkedInMark RowlandWalk with Mark Rowland and explore the Victorian's equivalent of Linked-In and explore the influence on the growth of Victorian London.
Tue 22/04/14 18:00Churches, Corners & Corridors Walking TourAmber the American Tour GuideStep off the beaten path, discover something new and uncover stories that will move you.
Thu 24/04/14 11:00Print and the Press - Exploring Fleet StreetJill FinchExplore Fleet street, with it's alleys and courtyards, and hear about the people behind the printing industry
Thu 24/04/14 18:00Not Just Tea at The RitzRichard WatkinsA walk around Mayfair about the glamour and the darker goings-on of London's Grand hotels.
Thu 24/04/14 19:00Walking the Hidden River Fleet Kings Cross to the ThamesRob SmithThis walk follows the course of the Fleet down to the River - see how the Fleet shaped modern London
Fri 25/04/14 13:00Public and Secret Gardens of the CityTina BaxterVisit the familiar, the unusual and hidden parks and gardens around the City
Sat 26/04/14 11:00Hidden KnightsbridgeBrian McclorySee the Knightsbridge that people who live and work there have never seen - hidden mews, historic buildings and fascinating stories
Sat 26/04/14 11:00Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed LeagueRobin RowlesFollow in the Footsteps of the great Dectective as we wind our way through streets that Sherlock Holmes would have recognised
Sat 26/04/14 14:00The Near East: Charles Booth's WhitechapelSean PattersonExplore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Sat 26/04/14 14:30Royalty and Empire - the story of Whitehall and WestminsterStephen BentonWestminster and Whitehall have been the centre of government for centuries. This walk looks at the familiar and not so familiar around those famous buildings..
Sun 27/04/14 11:00Fascinating Fleet StreetBrian MccloryThe street of Ink and Drink - visit the alleyways, courtyards and hear about the history of a key area in London
Sun 27/04/14 11:00Hidden LambethElaine WeinHear about Lambeth’s famous residents who as writers, political leaders, sportsmen and performers have contributed the rich history of the Borough
Sun 27/04/14 11:00Westminster bywaysStephen BentonExplore the areas behind Westminster Abbey - including some of the best preserved C18th streets in London and find out about the shops and people who lived here.
Sun 27/04/14 11:00Be in BelgraviaJenny PedlerHear stories of murder, fire, robbery and a ghost set against the backdrop of Belgravia’s grand squares and cobbled mews.
Sun 27/04/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 27/04/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Mon 28/04/14 18:30Scandals and Secrets in the West EndJoanna MoncrieffAn evening walk discovering some of the West End's scandals and secrets. Over 18s only
Wed 30/04/14 11:00Surrounding SmithfieldBrian MccloryExplore the area around Smithfield market and hear about the characters that are connected with the area
Wed 30/04/14 14:00Around the TowerBrian MccloryExplore the Eastern less visited area of the City of London around the outside of the Tower of London
Thu 01/05/14 19:00The Makers of Modern LondonRob SmithFind out about the great people who were behind the development of ModernLondon in this walk around historic Clerkenwell
Fri 02/05/14 11:00Close to Cannon StreetBrian MccloryExplore the secrets of the passageways, alleys and secret gardens around Cannon Street station.
Sat 03/05/14 11:00Modern Architecture in the CityBrian MccloryExplore the City of London and see the best of modern architecture
Sun 04/05/14 11:00Hidden KnightsbridgeBrian McclorySee the Knightsbridge that people who live and work there have never seen - hidden mews, historic buildings and fascinating stories
Sun 04/05/14 11:00The River in ChainsJenny PedlerSee how the Victoria Embankment transformed London’s riverside and uncover evidence of what was there before it was built.
Mon 05/05/14 11:00Royal ConnectionsBrian MccloryWalk from Monument to Somerset House and hear about Kings and Queens
Tue 06/05/14 18:00Churches, Corners & Corridors Walking TourAmber the American Tour GuideStep off the beaten path, discover something new and uncover stories that will move you.
Tue 06/05/14 18:00Not Just Tea at The RitzRichard WatkinsA walk around Mayfair about the glamour and the darker goings-on of London's Grand hotels.
Thu 08/05/14 18:30Discover Docklands - Old and NewGeoff MarshallA walk of discovery with Geoff Marshall, author of “London’s Docklands, an Illustrated Guide”
Thu 08/05/14 19:00Merrie IslingtonRob SmithIn the 18th Century Londoners flocked to Islington to visit tea rooms and pleasure gardens to enjoy bizarre entertainments
Sat 10/05/14 11:00The Financial CityBrian MccloryExplore the City of London and understand how it became the financial capital of the world
Sat 10/05/14 11:00Women Through TimeTina BaxterStroll through the City of London and meet the extraordinary women that contributed to 1,500 years of our history
Sun 11/05/14 11:00Fascinating Fleet StreetBrian MccloryThe street of Ink and Drink - visit the alleyways, courtyards and hear about the history of a key area in London
Sun 11/05/14 12:30A Soho Sunday Pub StrollJoanna MoncrieffDiscover Soho through its pubs on this Sunday lunchtime stroll - Over 18s only
Tue 13/05/14 18:00Churches, Corners & Corridors Walking TourAmber the American Tour GuideStep off the beaten path, discover something new and uncover stories that will move you.
Tue 13/05/14 18:00Not Just Tea at The RitzRichard WatkinsA walk around Mayfair about the glamour and the darker goings-on of London's Grand hotels.
Wed 14/05/14 11:00Surrounding SmithfieldBrian MccloryExplore the area around Smithfield market and hear about the characters that are connected with the area
Thu 15/05/14 19:00Six Islington SquaresRob SmithA pleasant evening stroll, looking at the domestic architecture of C19th Islington
Fri 16/05/14 11:00Around the TowerBrian MccloryExplore the Eastern less visited area of the City of London around the outside of the Tower of London
Fri 16/05/14 11:00Creatives, Canons and the New RiverSue Sinton SmithExplore Canonbury, one of the most sort-after areas of London, within one of London's poorest boroughs.
Fri 16/05/14 14:00Five Squares and a Circle: An Exploration of the Old Borough of FinsburySue Sinton SmithExplore Georgian Squares, and the east of Islington, the New River and the area that Lenin used to live in.
Sat 17/05/14 11:00Modern Architecture in the CityBrian MccloryExplore the City of London and see the best of modern architecture
Sun 18/05/14 11:00Hidden KnightsbridgeBrian McclorySee the Knightsbridge that people who live and work there have never seen - hidden mews, historic buildings and fascinating stories
Mon 19/05/14 11:00Royal ConnectionsBrian MccloryWalk from Monument to Somerset House and hear about Kings and Queens
Mon 19/05/14 18:30Spitalfields in the Evening: Huguenots to Vintage ClothesAdrian ClarkeAn evening stroll with a locally based guide around historic Spitalfields. 2000 years of history and perhaps a surprise or two along the way!
Wed 21/05/14 11:00The Market and the MonasteryJill FinchA stroll through Smithfield where the street names and alleyways offer a footprint of the City itself prior to the Great Fire of London
Sun 25/05/14 11:00Fascinating Fleet StreetBrian MccloryThe street of Ink and Drink - visit the alleyways, courtyards and hear about the history of a key area in London
Wed 28/05/14 11:00Surrounding SmithfieldBrian MccloryExplore the area around Smithfield market and hear about the characters that are connected with the area
Fri 30/05/14 11:00Close to Charing CrossBrian MccloryAn exploration of the Charing Cross area - look at the details that make this area unique and fascinating
Sat 31/05/14 11:00Greenwich HighlightsBrian MccloryThis walk explores Greenwich and shows the highlights of one of the most interesting places in London
Sat 31/05/14 16:00Aldgate: Mystics, Magdalens and Mother's RuinAdrian Clarke
A walk around a rather overlooked area, but one which is full of fascinating stories.
Sat 31/05/14 16:00Soho - A Foodie History TourJoanna MoncrieffDiscover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this Saturday afternoon walk. Over 18s only.
Wed 04/06/14 11:00Surrounding Somerset HouseBrian MccloryThe walk visits Somerset House, The Temple, historic shops behind the Royal Courts of Justice all of which were familiar to Charles Dickens.
Thu 05/06/14 11:00Royalty and Empire - the story of Whitehall and WestminsterStephen BentonWestminster and Whitehall have been the centre of government for centuries. This walk looks at the familiar and not so familiar around those famous buildings..
Thu 05/06/14 19:00The Makers of Modern LondonRob SmithFind out about the great people who were behind the development of ModernLondon in this walk around historic Clerkenwell
Fri 06/06/14 11:00Around the TowerBrian MccloryExplore the Eastern less visited area of the City of London around the outside of the Tower of London
Wed 11/06/14 11:00Surrounding SmithfieldBrian MccloryExplore the area around Smithfield market and hear about the characters that are connected with the area
Thu 12/06/14 19:00All Change at Kings CrossRob SmithThe Beatles, Frankenstein and Thomas Hardy all feature in this exploration of the past, present and exciting future of the Kings Cross area.
Sat 14/06/14 11:00West End Movie Houses - fleapit to deco super cinemasStephen BentonThis walk tells the forgotten history of West End movie houses, how they evolved and how some at least survived.
Wed 18/06/14 11:00Surrounding Somerset HouseBrian MccloryThe walk visits Somerset House, The Temple, historic shops behind the Royal Courts of Justice all of which were familiar to Charles Dickens.
Thu 19/06/14 19:00Six Islington SquaresRob SmithA pleasant evening stroll, looking at the domestic architecture of C19th Islington
Thu 26/06/14 18:30Working River - An Industrial History of the Lower LeaRob SmithExplore the River Lea, the industrial heritage of the area, and the fantastic Victorian (and earlier) architecture that remains
Fri 27/06/14 11:00Fascinating Fleet StreetBrian MccloryThe street of Ink and Drink - visit the alleyways, courtyards and hear about the history of a key area in London
Sun 29/06/14 10:30Walking the Hidden River FleetRob SmithExplore the Fleet valley with one or more of our walks - from the sources on Hampstead Heath to the Thames
Thu 03/07/14 19:00Up and Down The City RoadRob SmithCome and find out the real history behind a road many only know from a nursery rhyme
Sun 28/09/14 10:30Walking the Hidden River FleetRob SmithExplore the Fleet valley with one or more of our walks - from the sources on Hampstead Heath to the Thames

Footprints of London offers a fresh and vibrant series of walking tours researched and delivered by enthusiastic, talented, independent and qualified guides. We’re a little different to other operations in that all our walks are only bookable through the internet. This enables us to limit numbers, so you will never join a group with too many people – enabling us to navigate some of the lesser known byways in our travels.

Our guides offer a wide range of tours, with special themes allowing you to enjoy the less visited areas of London. We also visit the major tourist areas typically offering walks with a different twist to those that are more widely available.

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