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Date
Walk
Guide
Description
Thu 21/08/14 19:00Up and Down The City RoadRob SmithCome and find out the real history behind a road many only know from a nursery rhyme
Thu 21/08/14 19:00The 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.
Sat 23/08/14 11:00Civil War Connections around St Paul's and CheapsideRobin RowlesThe Civil War created modern Britain - explore how the City of London was involved in this conflict and hear about the impact on London's population.
Sat 23/08/14 11:00God and MammonJill FinchTake a walk through the Square Mile following the twin motifs of the City of London - religion and money.
Sat 23/08/14 11:00Mr Selfridge and his competitors: tales of the greatest West End storesStephen BentonFascinating stories about some of the West End’s major stores and the characters behind them.
Sat 23/08/14 11:00Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of the City of LondonMark RowlandExplore the City from the Romans to the Big Bang and beyond
Sat 23/08/14 14:00Secret SmithfieldJenny PhillipsExplore an area where gruesome history still lingers in the atmosphere today.
Sat 23/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Sun 24/08/14 10:30City Safari 1 - Here Be DragonsJenni BowleyFamily walk, suitable for children, explore animals large and small. real and mythical as we uncover some of the City's secrets.
Sun 24/08/14 11:00Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New SensibilitySean PattersonCovent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Sun 24/08/14 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.
Sun 24/08/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 24/08/14 14:30Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.Sean PattersonFollow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
Sun 24/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Mon 25/08/14 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.
Tue 26/08/14 19:00Charles Dickens and the City of LondonMark RowlandWalk the City of London with Mark Rowland, and see how it inspired Dickens's fiction as he walked the City at night
Thu 28/08/14 14:00Merton Park - the little known Garden SuburbStephen BentonExplore this delightful backwater of SW19, planned as a garden suburb by John Innes - starting in 1870 but completed in 1930s.
Thu 28/08/14 19:00Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of the City of LondonMark RowlandExplore the City from the Romans to the Big Bang and beyond
Sat 30/08/14 10:30Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty MapsSean PattersonOne of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Sat 30/08/14 14:00Secret SmithfieldJenny PhillipsExplore an area where gruesome history still lingers in the atmosphere today.
Sat 30/08/14 15:00Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New SensibilitySean PattersonCovent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Sat 30/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Sun 31/08/14 10:30Queenhithe Ward and Foreshore WalkTina BaxterExplore Queenhithe and the Foreshore from Hanseatic Walk to the Millenium Bridge. This is a three hour walk, and appropriate footwear is needed.
Sun 31/08/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 31/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Tue 02/09/14 18:30Return of the KingRichard WatkinsCome round Whitehall and St James's to hear about the charismatic people and game-changing events of the early years of the Restoration, 1660.
Wed 03/09/14 18:30Radicals, reformers and revolutionaries of Camden TownJenny RossiterA walk round the back streets of Camden Town reveals connections to a radical past ; from Corn law reforms to the founding of CND ... and much more.
Thu 04/09/14 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
Sat 06/09/14 14:00Civil War Connections around St Paul's and CheapsideRobin RowlesThe Civil War created modern Britain - explore how the City of London was involved in this conflict and hear about the impact on London's population.
Thu 11/09/14 19:00Islington - London's LarderRob SmithA walk through 800 years of Islington's food history
Sun 14/09/14 10:30City Safari 2 - An Elephant Never ForgetsJenni BowleyFamily walk, suitable for children, explore more animals in the City of London and uncover more of the the City's secrets.
Thu 18/09/14 13:00Walking 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
Tue 23/09/14 14:00The Great War and the West End's Home FrontPeter HendersonAs we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, find out what the war years were like for Londoners.
Tue 23/09/14 18:30Return of the KingRichard WatkinsCome round Whitehall and St James's to hear about the charismatic people and game-changing events of the early years of the Restoration, 1660.
Thu 25/09/14 19:00Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian ClerkenwellRob SmithFind out about the characters and stories that lived in and around the Clerkenwell Road
Sat 27/09/14 10:30Bankside's Wonderful WomenElaine WeinVisit the South Bank and here about the women who lived and worked here.
Sat 27/09/14 11:00East of the East End - Around East HamSue Sinton SmithIf you thought East London stopped at Stratford think again. Join Sue on a walk around her local area and expect some surprises.
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
Wed 01/10/14 14:00Embankment to Covent Garden - Literary HeroesSue BinghamStories of Wilde, Holmes, Dickens and others in this off- the-beaten-track walk in a popular part of town
Wed 01/10/14 18:30The 18th Century Gin CrazeFootprints of LondonGin Lane and Beer Street - come listen to Dr Richard Barnett author of the Dedalas Book of Gin talk about the C18th gin craze
Wed 01/10/14 18:30Literary Footprints Festival Season TicketFootprints of LondonThe season ticket that gives entry to all our walks - remember you do have to reserve a place on each walk
Wed 01/10/14 18:30Return of the KingRichard WatkinsCome round Whitehall and St James's to hear about the charismatic people and game-changing events of the early years of the Restoration, 1660.
Thu 02/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Print 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 02/10/14 14:30A Child of the JagoJenny RossiterWalk based on Arthur Morrison's 1896 Novel about one of the toughest areas, exploring its influence on the creation of social housing
Thu 02/10/14 19:00Mrs Dalloway's DayRob SmithThis walk follows the route Clarissa Dalloway takes on her journey to buy flowers for her evening party in Virginia Woolf's classic London novel
Fri 03/10/14 11:00Follow the Footsteps of Oliver TwistHazel BakerVictorian London was a dangerous place especially after dark. Follow the footsteps of Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their way to Fagin's lair..
Fri 03/10/14 14:00Marylebone MusesJen PedlerSherlock Holmes (and Conan Doyle), Charles Dickens and the Barrett-Brownings all feature in this Marylebone literary walk with cameo appearances by a few others.
Sat 04/10/14 14:00Circles, Squares and Triangles - Virginia Woolf in BloomsburyStephen BentonA walk through the Bloomsbury of Virginia Woolf
Sat 04/10/14 14:00Civil War Connections around St Paul's and CheapsideRobin RowlesThe Civil War created modern Britain - explore how the City of London was involved in this conflict and hear about the impact on London's population.
Sun 05/10/14 11:00Literary SohoAlan FortuneExplore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rambaud.
Sun 05/10/14 14:00Wallking The EnemyRob SmithFollow the journey taken by the Waitrose kids in Charlie Higson's devastating post apocalyptic novel "The Enemy"
Sun 05/10/14 14:00The London of Oliver Twist - Dickens' ClerkenwellJenni BowleyWalk the streets of Oliver Twist and hear about life in nineteenth century "rookeries"; visit the site of Fagin's Den and Dickens' first marital home.
Mon 06/10/14 18:00Shakespeare in the CityAnne TickellAct 3 - Follow Shakespeare and his King's Men acting company as they transfer across the river to the wealthy City.
Tue 07/10/14 14:00London's TheatrelandPeter HendersonThe wakj lifts the curtain on stories of rags to riches, murder, intrigue, fashion and fame in London's West End Theatreland.
Tue 07/10/14 19:00Dickens After Dark: In the Steps of the Night WalkerMark RowlandExplore the City after Dark - as Charles Dickens did in his night walks, finding the inspiration for many of his tales
Wed 08/10/14 14:00Circles, Squares and Triangles - Virginia Woolf in BloomsburyStephen BentonA walk through the Bloomsbury of Virginia Woolf
Wed 08/10/14 14:00Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New SensibilitySean PattersonCovent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Thu 09/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints: T S Eliot - The Wasteland in the CityTina BaxterA reading of the famous poem whilst exploring the streets of the City that helped to inspire the poet.
Thu 09/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Shardlake's LondonJill FinchFollow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom's 'Shardlake' novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.
Thu 09/10/14 19:00A Journal of the Plague YearRob SmithThe stories of the quack doctors, brave neighbours and doom-mongers who filled London in the plague year of 1665 in Defoe's classic account
Fri 10/10/14 11:00Hampstead - Literary Tittle TattleSue BinghamA beautiful trail with entertaining tales of writers who have lived in Hampstead.
Sat 11/10/14 11:00Wealth and Poverty in Soho and Covent GardenSean GayExplore Covent Garden and Soho - and see the extremes of wealth and poverty that existed side by side
Sat 11/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Print and the Press - Exploring Fleet StreetJill FinchExplore Fleet street, with it's alleys and courtyards, and hear about the people behind the printing industry
Sat 11/10/14 11:00The 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 12/10/14 11:00Literary Secrets of Smithfield and ClerkenwellDavid BrownA literary exploration of two historic areas that attracted many writers including Dickens and Shakespeare
Sun 12/10/14 14:00The Lives and Loves of the Bloomsbury GroupJenni BowleyExplore the many literary connections of Bloomsbury where writers 'lived in squares and loved in triangles'.
Mon 13/10/14 18:30Virginia Woolf and friends - her life, her loves, her booksFootprints of LondonA talk that looks at the life and work of Virginia Woolf, set in the atmospheric setting of St Olave Hart Street.
Tue 14/10/14 11:00The City LiteratePeter HendersonVisit one of the most famous streets in London, the heart of Britains newspaper industry and the home of some of the greatest names of English literature
Tue 14/10/14 19:00Dickens After Dark: In the Steps of the Night WalkerMark RowlandExplore the City after Dark - as Charles Dickens did in his night walks, finding the inspiration for many of his tales
Tue 14/10/14 19:00Literary SohoAlan FortuneExplore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rambaud.
Wed 15/10/14 14:00Embankment to Covent Garden - Literary HeroesSue BinghamStories of Wilde, Holmes, Dickens and others in this off- the-beaten-track walk in a popular part of town
Wed 15/10/14 19:00Follow the Footsteps of Oliver TwistHazel BakerVictorian London was a dangerous place especially after dark. Follow the footsteps of Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their way to Fagin's lair..
Thu 16/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints: Chaucer - His life and work in the City of LondonTina BaxterFind our about the Canterbury Tales and what it tells us about the people who lived in the City of London and visit the places that Chaucer knew.
Thu 16/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Shardlake's LondonJill FinchFollow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom's 'Shardlake' novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.
Thu 16/10/14 19:00London DestroyedRob SmithThis walk looks at the London locations that have featured in dystopian and post apocalyptic fiction.
Fri 17/10/14 11:00Hampstead - Literary Tittle TattleSue BinghamA beautiful trail with entertaining tales of writers who have lived in Hampstead.
Fri 17/10/14 14:00Sherlock Holmes - the returnJen PedlerExplore the mews and backstreets of Marylebone following Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House
Sat 18/10/14 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 18/10/14 14:00Sherlock Holmes of LondonRobin RowlesExplore some of Sherlock Holme's most puzzling and memorable mysteries.
Sun 19/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints: T S Eliot - The Wasteland in the CityTina BaxterA reading of the famous poem whilst exploring the streets of the City that helped to inspire the poet.
Sun 19/10/14 14:00Made in ChelseaStephen BentonHear about Artists and Writers, people like Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mark Twain
Mon 20/10/14 18:00Shakespeare in the CityDavid BrownAct 3 - Follow Shakespeare and his King's Men acting company as they transfer across the river to the wealthy City.
Tue 21/10/14 11:00Literary BloomsburyPeter HendersonDiscover Bloomsbury, the inspiration and backdrop to some of the great writers of English Literature
Tue 21/10/14 19:00Dickens After Dark: In the Steps of the Night WalkerMark RowlandExplore the City after Dark - as Charles Dickens did in his night walks, finding the inspiration for many of his tales
Wed 22/10/14 14:00Made in ChelseaStephen BentonHear about Artists and Writers, people like Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mark Twain
Wed 22/10/14 18:30Poets, Prose & PaperbacksJoanna MoncrieffA walk discovering literary connections in Mayfair including stories behind its famous bookshops.
Thu 23/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Shardlake's LondonJill FinchFollow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom's 'Shardlake' novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.
Thu 23/10/14 18:00Shakespeare in the CityDavid BrownAct 3 - Follow Shakespeare and his King's Men acting company as they transfer across the river to the wealthy City.
Sat 25/10/14 11:00Sherlock Holmes of LondonRobin RowlesExplore some of Sherlock Holme's most puzzling and memorable mysteries.
Sat 25/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints: Chaucer - His life and work in the City of LondonTina BaxterFind our about the Canterbury Tales and what it tells us about the people who lived in the City of London and visit the places that Chaucer knew.
Sat 25/10/14 14:00Sherlock 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
Sun 26/10/14 11:00Literary SohoAlan FortuneExplore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rambaud.
Mon 27/10/14 14:00Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New SensibilitySean PattersonCovent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Mon 27/10/14 18:00Poets, Prose & PaperbacksJoanna MoncrieffA walk discovering literary connections in Mayfair including stories behind its famous bookshops.
Tue 28/10/14 14:00The City LiteratePeter HendersonVisit one of the most famous streets in London, the heart of Britains newspaper industry and the home of some of the greatest names of English literature
Tue 28/10/14 19:00Dickens After Dark: In the Steps of the Night WalkerMark RowlandExplore the City after Dark - as Charles Dickens did in his night walks, finding the inspiration for many of his tales
Wed 29/10/14 11:00Literary ClerkenwellSean PattersonExplore Smithfield and Clerkenwell's literary connections and hear readings from authors who wrote about this fascinating area.
Wed 29/10/14 14:00Literary Secrets of MaryleboneDavid BrownExplore the literary places and authors (including readings) around the lovely Marylebone area.
Thu 30/10/14 11:00Samuel Pepys' DiaryElaine WeinPepys wrote about his family, friends and about the Great Fire. Visit places known to Pepys and hear about the events that shaped this unique social document.
Sun 10/05/15 13:00Working 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

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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