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Walk
Guide
Description
Wed 30/07/14 11:00The 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.
Thu 31/07/14 18:00Little Gems from Temple to Blackfriars Walking TourAmber the American Tour GuideEvery building has a story, every story brings life to our City. Explore this fascinating area with Amber the American Tour Guide.
Sat 02/08/14 10:30Women Through Time - Inspiring ChangeTina BaxterStroll through the City of London and meet the extraordinary women that contributed to 1,500 years of our history
Sat 02/08/14 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 02/08/14 11:00Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.Sean PattersonFollow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
Sat 02/08/14 14:00Secret SmithfieldJenny PhillipsExplore an area where gruesome history still lingers in the atmosphere today.
Sat 02/08/14 14:30Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.Sean PattersonExplore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Sat 02/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Sun 03/08/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 03/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Thu 07/08/14 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.
Fri 08/08/14 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.
Sat 09/08/14 14:00Secret SmithfieldJenny PhillipsExplore an area where gruesome history still lingers in the atmosphere today.
Sat 09/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Sun 10/08/14 10:30Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty MapsSean PattersonOne of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Sun 10/08/14 12:00A Walthamstow WanderJoanna MoncrieffThere’s so much more to Walthamstow than just the Market. Lifelong Waltham Forest resident Joanna will take you on an exploration of 3 distinct areas of Walthamstow on this food & drink themed walk.
Sun 10/08/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 10/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Tue 12/08/14 18:00Churches, Corners & Corridors Walking TourAmber the American Tour GuideStep off the beaten path, discover something new and uncover stories that will move you.
Wed 13/08/14 18:30Literary 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 14/08/14 19:00Six Islington SquaresRob SmithA pleasant evening stroll, looking at the domestic architecture of C19th Islington
Sat 16/08/14 11:00From the Peasants Revolt to the Pankhursts : Rights & Wrongs in the CityJill FinchFollow the British who fought and struggled for social, religious, economic and political rights over the centuries, with a walk that explores the places which highlight these many struggles.
Sat 16/08/14 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.
Sat 16/08/14 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.
Sat 16/08/14 14:00Secret SmithfieldJenny PhillipsExplore an area where gruesome history still lingers in the atmosphere today.
Sat 16/08/14 14:30Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.Sean PattersonExplore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Sat 16/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
Sun 17/08/14 14:00Hidden Spitalfields - Alleyways and Artisan MarketsJenny PhillipsVisit an area known for narrow streets, alleyways and bustling markets.
Sun 17/08/14 20:00Secrets of Jack the RipperJenny PhillipsAn in-depth look of history's most iconic serial killer.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
Thu 02/10/14 11:00Literary Footprints : Print and the Press - Exploring Fleet StreetJill FinchClick on Walk to get more information
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 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 14:00Wallking The EnemyRob SmithFollow the journey taken by the Waitrose kids in Charlie Higson's devastating post apocalyptic novel "The Enemy"
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.
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 FinchClick on Walk to get more information
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.
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 PedlerClick on Walk to get more information
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
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 MoncrieffClick on Walk to get more information
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
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 MoncrieffClick on Walk to get more information
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.

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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