Festival walks

Each year Footprints of London holds Festivals that celebrate London.

Our next festival is our Footprints of London River Walks Festival.:

Festival walks

Tidemarks from the Pool

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

The New River - Islington's Lost Waterway

Wed, 25 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The New River was one of the 17th Century’s greatest feats of engineering – this walk traces its route through Islington. You’ll see some of London’s oldest industrial buildings sitting in a car park and a delightful park that is one of Islington’s best secrets

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A whole day of walking and history with Jenni and Rob, following the course of the River Fleet from springs on Hampstead Heath, to the Thames near Blackfriars

Tidemarks from the Pool

Sat, 11 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

Walking the Hidden Upper Tyburn River

Sat, 25 Nov

Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: Hampstead, Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage have a hidden secret shared with Buckingham Palace – the river Tyburn flows beneath! For centuries the source of drinking water for the City of London and the water supply for the lake in Regents Park come and see where its upper reaches once flowed.

Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River

Sat, 25 Nov

Your guide: Rhona Levene
Description: We walk the route of the underground River Tyburn Baker Street down to the Thames and travelling through Marylebone and Mayfair.

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sat, 20 Jan

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A whole day of walking and history with Jenni and Rob, following the course of the River Fleet from springs on Hampstead Heath, to the Thames near Blackfriars

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Wed, 31 Jan

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Sat, 3 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Wed, 21 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Sat, 24 Feb

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Wed, 7 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames – Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London’s own New Town

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Sat, 10 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames – Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London’s own New Town

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Wed, 21 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Sat, 24 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Wed, 18 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Sat, 21 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.

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