Tours

We add new tours almost daily. Our talented and qualified guides provide a variety of tours that cover a wide range of subjects. You can also choose your own date and time for any of the tours you see on our website by booking it as a private tour

A Moselle Mosey
Mon, 27 May
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A day long walk following the course of Haringey's hidden River Moselle from its source in Queen's Wood Highgate to its confluence with the River Lea in Tottenham.
Little Venice, Paddington & Pubs
Mon, 27 May
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: A walk from Paddington Basin to Little Venice and beyond including visits to 3 amazing pubs each one of them very different. This 3 hour walk includes two half-hour pub stops and finishes at a third.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Tue, 28 May
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 Peace Makers of Belgravia
Wed, 29 May
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk around the exclusive Belgravia area on great generals, statesmen, exiles and a prince and revolutionary who have worked to keep world peace and stability, some related to the Versaille treaty.
Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New Sensibility
Thu, 30 May
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Covent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Scary Things in The British Museum
Thu, 30 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of the British Museum for very brave young people and their families looking at scary skeletons, gruesome gods and what a mummy looks like beneath the bandages
Millennials in the Marketplace
Thu, 30 May
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Fri, 31 May
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Wolf Hall brought to life the personal and political machinations of this most turbulent period, but the Great Fire rendered physical traces of the Tudor age hard to find in today’s London. Unless, that is, you know where to look... Join me to discover the places that tell the stories behind the stories of Wolf Hall.
London's Riverside - A Guided Architectural Treasure Hunt
Sat, 1 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Lively walk beside the Thames, to trace mansions of the rich using as ‘Treasure Map’ is a printed scene dated 1720, exploring their connections with literary figures and the changing architecture and developing use of London’s riverside over five centuries.
Secret Places and Public Spaces - City Gardens Tour
Sat, 1 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: We will go on to seek out interesting and novel green spaces, plus a new garden site to explore in the ever-changing landscape of the City.
Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness
Sat, 1 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob's walks along the Thames - ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness - where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach
Gin, drugs and shopping - a Camden ghostsigns trail
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Potions and lotions, beds and breakfast, bacon, booze and bars. Follow a trail of old faded signage and advertisements that tell us the history of area before today’s bustling markets.
Martians, Miracles, and Time Machines'
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: A walk around the London of H G Wells
The Wyldes of Hampstead: Exploring Hampstead's Northern Slopes
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover the rural north side of Hampstead by walking across the Heath Extension to the hamlet of Northend, learning about its famous residents, its hostelry and the 17th-century Wyldes farmhouse. We return via the enchanting Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott's club.
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Six Islington Squares
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention - suburbia
  Radical Women of the East End
Sun, 2 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Discover radical women and how they changed lives in the East End for the better
1930s Art Deco architecture in Shoreditch and Hoxton
Mon, 3 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Come and see the clean lines of the Jazz Age applied in various ways to places of commerce, art, health, housing and entertainment. We'll also look at and compare a few modern buildings that echo the stylised designs of old.
Behind Spitalfields' Art Deco facades
Mon, 3 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Join Jazz Age fan Jane on a trail of impressive 1930s architecture in Bishopsgate, Spitalfields and Aldgate. Marvel at the buildings as you hear about the people and businesses behind the statement facades. There’s sure to be a few “oohs” along the way.
In and Out of the Aldgate
Tue, 4 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is a circular tour which explores the many layers in the development of Aldgate. Once the home of a guild of English knights, the area has become a borderland between the City and the East End
St Albans Day Out
Wed, 5 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: St Albans is just 25 minutes by train from London. Walk its historic streets with Rob in the morning, then after a pub lunch, visit Roman Verulanium, St Albans Abbey and the market.
Leather, Limos and Lubrication
Wed, 5 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear about the specialist services, bygone brands, and various communities that once thrived in this vibrant area of central London by following a trail of faded yet evocative hand-painted advertisements that still cling onto the walls above today's busy streets.
What a Relief – Sculptures of the Strand
Wed, 5 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Architectural embellishments and sculptural delights – see a diverse range of reliefs and artworks by both established and lesser- known artists. We’ll visit figurative works large and small, simple letterform, plaques, memorials and motifs. It’s all in the details.
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 5 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the mean streets of Clerkenwell thsat were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the tv series Peaky Blinders 
Look At The Estate We're In – philanthropy and social housing
Thu, 6 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A walk through some of Islington’s impressive housing estates. We'll visit Victorian dwellings and early LCC estates and compare them with recently constructed schemes. We'll talk about philanthropists, schools, churches, poverty and pride, architecture and design.
Green and Pleasant Islington
Thu, 6 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A stroll through quiet spaces, peaceful gardens and lovely backstreets just a stone's throw from the main road. We'll visit open fields, an award-winning park, a hidden garden, farms old and new, a churchyard, sports fields and shady meadows, talking about dogs and desire, renovation and recycling.
The Sky's the Limit
Thu, 6 Jun
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A tour of the skyscrapers that make up the City's Eastern Cluster. Height, light and wind all need to be considered when building ever upwards. How are these buildings changing the skyline of the City?
A walk through Highgate: experiments in urban living
Sat, 8 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discovering some of Highgate's twentieth century developments we will pass Lubetkin's iconic High Point flats, walk through Waterlow Park, past Highgate Cemetery to the Holly lodge Estate and Walter Segal's 1950s St Anne's Close
Capital Ring Section 10: South Kenton to Hendon Park
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk takes in some of the most rural parts of the Capital Ring, with fine hilltop views and a long lakeside stretch as well as residential streets. It is mostly level walking, on firm or tarmac paths or pavements. There is some rougher ground and a few steep climbs.
Circling the City - a walk round the historic boundary of the Square Mile
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This is a pair of walks circling the historic City of the London. In the morning, we trace the line of the Roman and Medieval Wall around the City of London from Blackfriars to the Tower of London. In the afternoon we return to Blackfriars and see the City from the river side.
Sherlock Holmes Goes East!
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: A further selection of anecdotes from the world's first consulting detective.
Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing's on the wall
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear the stories behind the old hand-painted ads for bygone brands and businesses still visible today as ‘ghostsigns’ on the walls above and around Upper St and Angel Islington. Make walking a pleasure as you learn about local history, Victorian vegans, toys, taverns and bogus potions.
The London of Ronnie and Reggie Kray
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: Looks at the East End in the 1960s and the growth of
Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras
Sun, 9 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Wander through the backstreets of Islington following a trail of ghostsigns above and around the Regents Canal. See and hear about a diverse range of bygone companies and products whose signs are still visible today, from ladies' underwear and fancy boxes to metals, canvas and ceramics.
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Mon, 10 Jun
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.
Charles Booth's Westminster: In The Shadow Of Parliament
Tue, 11 Jun
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: This walk follows Charles Booth's 1898 route and uses the notes he made to complete his famous Poverty Map. Along the way we learn about the area's reputation as the 'Devil's Acre' slum, about gas lighting, sewerage, politicians and the legal status of homosexuals.
Charles Dickens and the City of London
Tue, 11 Jun
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens was one of the greatest creators of characters in the English language, but one character writ large through his work is London itself.  Join me to hear the stories about the places that had the greatest influences on the man and his work and discover why he called London his “magic lantern”.
20th Century Buildings in Hackney
Tue, 11 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: From the grandeur of the famous Hackney Empire, civic pride of Hackney Town Hall, and the post war simplicity of St Michael and All Angel Church, to more recent buildings like Sutton Square and Homerton Hospital, Hackney has a range of buildings built in response to a variety of needs.
Kings Cross Ghostsigns - social history told through advertising
Tue, 11 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Follow a trail of ghosted signs of the past and hear the stories behind them. Find out about the outdated advertisements or company branding that can still be seen on the walls above today's streets. Branded products, bogus potions, local tradesmen and big businesses.
Between Life and Death: A Walk 'on the Edge' around London's West End
Wed, 12 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: The Alleys near Covent Garden were once a notorious slum but are now a showcase of imaginative architecture. Follow references by contemporary writers and see how the area has changed over 300 years.
1930s Art Deco architecture in Shoreditch and Hoxton
Wed, 12 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Come and see the clean lines of the Jazz Age applied in various ways to places of commerce, art, health, housing and entertainment. We'll also look at and compare a few modern buildings that echo the stylised designs of old.
Discovering Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - A Day Out in Reading
Thu, 13 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The Bayeux Tapestry is coming to London in 2020 - but why wait - there is a copy in Reading. Hear about the mysteries of this medieval masterpiece and then explore one of South East England's best kept secrets
LFA Within or Without - Wards of the City of London
Thu, 13 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: We discover invisible boundaries of the wards of the City of London. A survival of the medieval governmental system that allowed very small areas to exist as self-governing units within the wider city.
Waterways, Wharves and Windmills
Thu, 13 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Take a stroll along and above the Regent's Canal following the boundary between Islington and Hackney. Hear about this waterway's rich history and marvel at how much has changed. Learn about boats and boxes, warehouses and factories, rubber and metal, fancy goods and pleasure gardens.
Between Life and Death: A Walk 'on the Edge' around London's West End
Sat, 15 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: The Alleys near Covent Garden were once a notorious slum but are now a showcase of imaginative architecture. Follow references by contemporary writers and see how the area has changed over 300 years.
Around Rochester - A Tour of an Historic Medway Town
Sat, 15 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Just 25 minutes from St Pancras, the Medway town has architecture that will delight and historic stories aplenty
Lyrics and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud
Sat, 15 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Poets and authors, playwrights and musicians, artists, diarists and thieves. A mixed bag showcasing the diverse and often innovative creative people who have lived and worked in the Holloway area. Plus a couple of infamous characters too.
Marx, Lenin and Anarchism:Revolution in Fitzrovia
Sat, 15 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: London was a home for French, German, Russian and Italian refugees and revolutionary activists in the late nineteenth century. This walk takes you in the footsteps of Marx, Lenin and French Communards who rebuilt their lives in Fitzrovia, while plotting world revolution.
Ghostsigns of Holloway – hand-painted history on the walls of N7
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: On this walk we’ll be trailing ghosts of the past in the form of faded signs on the walls above the streets in Holloway, N7. We’ll look at and decipher more than ten old hand-painted advertisements and talk about the fascinating stories behind the brands and businesses that commissioned them.
Capital Ring Section 11: Hendon Park to Highgate
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Section 11 of the Capital Ring passing through parkland, walking beside brooks and through ancient woodland
Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Fascinating tales of some of London's famous shops and the characters who created them, including Liberty, John Lewis and Selfridges
Doctor Who: Alien Invasions'
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Stories about Doctor Who from the filming locations, classic and new.
Old Poplar : In the footsteps of the Midwife, Dickens, Dockers and Traders
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: A walk around Poplar - an unexplored area of the East End - a story of the docks, Charles Dickens, Call the Midwife and ending at the gleaming towers of Canary Wharf.
 From Streamform to Arts and Crafts
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover interwar architectural styles and the origins of the street names in this stroll along the north spine of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Showmen, strength and speed – the Angel's ancient Inns
Sun, 16 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear stories about the ancient drinking establishments that lined this stretch of Islington’s famous high street. Fast coaches, strong men, boxing champions, very old men, daredevil horsemen, pub games and board games, terrible fires and accidental death.
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Mon, 17 Jun
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
In and Out of the Aldgate
Tue, 18 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is a circular tour which explores the many layers in the development of Aldgate. Once the home of a guild of English knights, the area has become a borderland between the City and the East End
The Battle of Waterloo Remembered
Tue, 18 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: On the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo this walk looks at how the news reached London, and how victory was celebrated
Working River - An Industrial History of the Lower Lea
Tue, 18 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the River Lea, the industrial heritage of the area, and the fantastic Victorian (and earlier) architecture that remains
Leather, Limos and Lubrication
Tue, 18 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear about the specialist services, bygone brands, and various communities that once thrived in this vibrant area of central London by following a trail of faded yet evocative hand-painted advertisements that still cling onto the walls above today's busy streets.
The Only Way Is Essex Road
Wed, 19 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A mixed bag highlighting the historical gems and varied history along the full length of this often overlooked thoroughfare. Find out about historical buildings, an innovative market, an early care home, churches, theatres, health, wealth and welfare.
True Spy Stories
Wed, 19 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk about espionage and the security services. See buildings used by MI5 and SIS past and present, and hear true tales of treachery among spies
The World in One City: Migration and the making of modern London
Thu, 20 Jun
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: London: a home for the ambitious and a haven for those with need.  And ‘twas ever thus.  Founded by a multi-national Roman force and described by Milton in 1644 as “the mansion house of liberty”, join me to hear the stories of how London grew into a true global city of around 270 nationalities.
The Oxford Street Of The North - Holloway's Victorian Heyday
Thu, 20 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Travel back in time to the late Victorian era when the Nag’s Head of Holloway rivalled the Central London for shopping and entertainment. Hear about tea rooms, banqueting halls, palatial variety theatres, unusual transport and the early labyrinthine department stores.
From Nash to HS2: Boundaries of change in the Regents Park area
Fri, 21 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Explore John Nash's Regents Park service areas and changes in the post-war Regents Park Estate due to HS2
Hampstead's Expanding Boundary - A Feast of Edwardian and 20c Architecture
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Explore the west side of Hampstead - fine Edwardian and 20c buildings with stories of those who lived there and the development of Hampstead in the last 100 years.
James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.
The Diary of a Nobody - Mr Pooter's Victorian Holloway
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: This walk brings the Grossmiths' satirical spoof diary to life. You’ll visit real places and hear about real people of that era whilst listening to amusing excerpts from Mr Pooter's diary. You don't need to have already read the book to enjoy this tour, but you’ll want to afterwards.
LFA Within or Without - Wards of the City of London
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: We discover invisible boundaries of the wards of the City of London. A survival of the medieval governmental system that allowed very small areas to exist as self-governing units within the wider city.
Much Ado About Trading
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores aspects of trade in Shakespeare’s London and how it provided valuable material to him and to his fellow dramatists
Waterways, Wharves and Windmills
Sat, 22 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Take a stroll along and above the Regent's Canal following the boundary between Islington and Hackney. Hear about this waterway's rich history and marvel at how much has changed. Learn about boats and boxes, warehouses and factories, rubber and metal, fancy goods and pleasure gardens.
In the Footsteps of Fred Uhlman: Art and Refugees in Hampstead
Sun, 23 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: We discover how the refugee artist Fred Uhlman and his wife formed the artist refugee committee to rescue artists trapped in Czechoslovakia, about how their house in Downshire Hill became a refuge for artists and about the organisations that they were involved with.
Capital Ring Section 12: Highgate to Stoke Newington
Sun, 23 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
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Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Sun, 23 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is to appreciate an exciting time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.
Art Deco Arsenal - architectural statements of the 1930s
Mon, 24 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Let's look at some stylish and statement buildings in N4 and N5 to see how local businesses as well as places of entertainment, sport and transport applied the clean lines and design devices of the ArtDeco/modernist era. We’ll also see how this movement has continued to inspire today’s architects.
Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s
Mon, 24 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: On this walk we'll look at some marvellous 'statement' architecture constructed in the 1920s and 1930s during a design period known as Art Deco. Examples of this style are hiding in plain view almost at every junction of Holloway N7 on commercial buildings, places of entertainment and housing.
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Tue, 25 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island - walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood
Echoes of Shakespeare
Tue, 25 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Hear site-specific readings that evoke significant moments in the life and works of William Shakespeare – playwright, poet and Londoner.
Cigarettes and Alcohol / Art Deco Camden
Tue, 25 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: On this is Art Deco appreciation tour we'll look at how the statement buildings of the Jazz Age 1920s and 1930s altered the Victorian streets of Camden. We’ll visit impressive survivors, whether temple-inspired, streamlined moderne or solid, no-fuss factory façades.
Working River - An Industrial History of the Lower Lea
Wed, 26 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the River Lea, the industrial heritage of the area, and the fantastic Victorian (and earlier) architecture that remains
Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing's on the wall
Wed, 26 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear the stories behind the old hand-painted ads for bygone brands and businesses still visible today as ‘ghostsigns’ on the walls above and around Upper St and Angel Islington. Make walking a pleasure as you learn about local history, Victorian vegans, toys, taverns and bogus potions.
John Singer Sargent's People
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at the stories of the many people painted by American artist John Singer Sargent during the late Victorian and edwardian periods
 Isle of Dogs: The Boundaries between Public and Private Housing
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: A walk looking at private and public housing on Isle of Dogs
Echoes of Shakespeare
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Hear site-specific readings that evoke significant moments in the life and works of William Shakespeare – playwright, poet and Londoner.
What a Relief – Sculptures of the Strand
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Architectural embellishments and sculptural delights – see a diverse range of reliefs and artworks by both established and lesser- known artists. We’ll visit figurative works large and small, simple letterform, plaques, memorials and motifs. It’s all in the details.
Keeping up with the Tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .
The Peace Makers of Belgravia
Thu, 27 Jun
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk around the exclusive Belgravia area on great generals, statesmen, exiles and a prince and revolutionary who have worked to keep world peace and stability, some related to the Versaille treaty.
Walthamstow: From Monoux and Morris to Beer and Bacon Jam
Fri, 28 Jun
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: William Morris, grand tombs, theatre, music, an ancient house, a 12thC church, a brewery and illuminations galore all feature on this new walk around Walthamstow with Joanna 
London's Riverside - A Guided Architectural Treasure Hunt
Sat, 29 Jun
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Lively walk beside the Thames, to trace mansions of the rich using as ‘Treasure Map’ is a printed scene dated 1720, exploring their connections with literary figures and the changing architecture and developing use of London’s riverside over five centuries.
Capital Ring Section 13: Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick
Sun, 30 Jun
Your guide: Sue McCarthy
Description: This section of the Capital Ring follows the River Lea towpath through marshes to Hackney Wick Station. There is historical and industrial interest as well as wildlife and water. We pass the railway arch where A V Roe built his tri-plane in 1909 and encounter an outpost of Eton College.
For parliament or the king?': The city and the civil war.
Sun, 30 Jun
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: No military battles took place in London during the civil wars - but there was plenty of political, religious and financial battles. Join me and we'll discover London's role in the civil wars.
1930s Art Deco architecture in Shoreditch and Hoxton
Sun, 30 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Come and see the clean lines of the Jazz Age applied in various ways to places of commerce, art, health, housing and entertainment. We'll also look at and compare a few modern buildings that echo the stylised designs of old.
Fabulous Façades – Art Deco Spitalfields
Sun, 30 Jun
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Join Jazz Age fan Jane on a trail of impressive 1930s architecture in Bishopsgate, Spitalfields and Aldgate. Marvel at the buildings as you hear about the people and businesses behind the statement buildings. There’s sure to be a few “oohs” along the way.
The Cecils of Old Hatfield
Mon, 1 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Hear the story of generations of the famous Cecil family as you walk the quaint streets of Old Hatfield
Look At The Estate We're In – philanthropy and social housing
Mon, 1 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A walk through some of Islington’s impressive housing estates. We'll visit Victorian dwellings and early LCC estates and compare them with recently constructed schemes. We'll talk about philanthropists, schools, churches, poverty and pride, architecture and design.
Gin, drugs and shopping - a Camden ghostsigns trail
Tue, 2 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Potions and lotions, beds and breakfast, bacon, booze and bars. Follow a trail of old faded signage and advertisements that tell us the history of area before today’s bustling markets.
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Tue, 2 Jul
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
Art Deco Hatfield - The De Havilland Trail
Wed, 3 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Find buildings from the former de Haviland aircraft factory and discover stories from aviation history
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Wed, 3 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Historic Chatham - Exploring Naval Heritage
Sat, 6 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk around what was once a huge military base, looking at the remaining historic buildings. The walk ends near the Chatham Historic Dockyard Museum
Leather, Limos and Lubrication
Sat, 6 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Hear about the specialist services, bygone brands, and various communities that once thrived in this vibrant area of central London by following a trail of faded yet evocative hand-painted advertisements that still cling onto the walls above today's busy streets.
The Capital Ring - Hackney Wick to Beckton
Sun, 7 Jul
Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: This section of the Capital Ring includes great views of the Olympic Park and the London Stadium, an old Lock Keeper's Cottage and the beautiful pumping station designed by Bazalgette at Abbey Mills. We will also see the Barking Creek Flood Barrier and we finish with an interesting tree trail.
Green and Pleasant Islington
Sun, 7 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A stroll through quiet spaces, peaceful gardens and lovely backstreets just a stone's throw from the main road. We'll visit open fields, an award-winning park, a hidden garden, farms old and new, a churchyard, sports fields and shady meadows, talking about dogs and desire, renovation and recycling.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 7 Jul
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott's club.
Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras
Mon, 8 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: Wander through the backstreets of Islington following a trail of ghostsigns above and around the Regents Canal. See and hear about a diverse range of bygone companies and products whose signs are still visible today, from ladies' underwear and fancy boxes to metals, canvas and ceramics.
20th Century Buildings in Hoxton and Haggerston
Wed, 10 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at 20th Century architecture in Hoxton and Haggerston from the Edwardian splendor of the former public baths to a school designed be Erno Goldfinger
Cigarettes and Alcohol / Art Deco Camden
Wed, 10 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: On this is Art Deco appreciation tour we'll look at how the statement buildings of the Jazz Age 1920s and 1930s altered the Victorian streets of Camden. We’ll visit impressive survivors, whether temple-inspired, streamlined moderne or solid, no-fuss factory façades.
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Wed, 10 Jul
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
The Only Way Is Essex Road
Thu, 11 Jul
Your guide: Jane Parker
Description: A mixed bag highlighting the historical gems and varied history along the full length of this often overlooked thoroughfare. Find out about historical buildings, an innovative market, an early care home, churches, theatres, health, wealth and welfare.
Queenborough and Sheerness - Two Kent Ports
Sat, 13 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Starting at the charming harbour town of Queensborough this walk takes in the strange landscape of the car import and export yards of the port of Sheerness before arriving at historic Blue Town and Sheerness seafront
Capital Ring Section 15: Beckton District Park to North Woolwich
Sun, 14 Jul
Your guide: Neil Sinclair
Description: One of the easiest parts of the Capital Ring, Section 15 is flat and on mostly smooth tarmac surfaces with only a few steps. It covers tranquil parks, post industrial development and superb views of the Thames. A fitting finale to London's Capital Ring or a great (if perverse) way to start it!
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 14 Jul
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Tue, 16 Jul
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
Savile Row and the birth of British style.
Sat, 20 Jul
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Hardy Amies said "a man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten about them." Join my Saville Row stroll to hear tales of the London enclave where royalty and celebrities visit the world’s best designers to get the best bespoke look.
T S Eliot - Bloomsbury and Prufrock
Sun, 21 Jul
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: Let us go then you and I.' Bloomsbury, an excellent area to explore The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock. A place of change and new beginnings for T S Eliot after the City when he moved to Faber & Faber.
Crystal Palace Park. Legacy of a Lost Masterpiece
Wed, 24 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Visit the world's first dinosaur reconstructions, the last remains of the famous Crystal Palace and get to do a Michael Caine impression too.
Scary Things in The British Museum
Fri, 26 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of the British Museum for very brave young people and their families looking at scary skeletons, gruesome gods and what a mummy looks like beneath the bandages
Deadly Weapons in The British Museum
Fri, 26 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of the British Museum for families looking at arms and armour from the stone age to the present day
A Walk around Whitstable
Sat, 27 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A visit to this popular Kent coast town, looking at the gardens of Whitstable Castle, divers, and the home of Peter Cushing
 Suffragette City
Sat, 27 Jul
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Discover the main sites associated with the Suffragettes in London before WW1, as they battled for women to get the vote.
The Beatles Mad Day Out
Sun, 28 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: On 28th July 1968 The Beatles hired war photographer Don McCullin to take their photos at obscure locations across London. This day out will follow the route of what became known as the Mad Day Out. Bring some friends along and you can recreate some of the Fab Four's poses.
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Tue, 30 Jul
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
 Pioneers of Modern Art
Sat, 3 Aug
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: In the first half of the 20th century, Hampstead attracted some of the most pioneering British artists of the time. We discover where the members of the Slade School of Art spent their time around the Downshire Hill area and members from the Modernist movement who lived around Belsize Park
Reculver and Herne Bay
Sat, 3 Aug
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A clifftop walk from the old Roman fort at Reculver to Herne Bay which has many fine regency houses
  Radical Women of the East End
Sun, 4 Aug
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Discover radical women and how they changed lives in the East End for the better
Queenborough and Sheerness - Two Kent Ports
Tue, 6 Aug
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Starting at the charming harbour town of Queensborough this walk takes in the strange landscape of the car import and export yards of the port of Sheerness before arriving at historic Blue Town and Sheerness seafront
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Wed, 7 Aug
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
From the Slums to the Stars (Covent Garden in the nineteenth century)
Tue, 13 Aug
Your guide: Richard Watkins
Description: A walk into the nineteenth century history of Covent Garden from theatrical tales to stories of one of London's most vibrant markets.
Scary Things in The British Museum
Fri, 16 Aug
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of the British Museum for very brave young people and their families looking at scary skeletons, gruesome gods and what a mummy looks like beneath the bandages
Exploring Margate
Sat, 24 Aug
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk around this old favourite seaside town looking at the history and famous residents
Little Venice: A Historic Pub Tour
Mon, 26 Aug
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: A walk from Paddington Basin to Little Venice and beyond including visits to 3 amazing pubs each one of them very different. This 3 hour walk includes two half-hour pub stops and finishes at a third.
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Mon, 2 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Discovering Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - A Day Out in Reading
Tue, 3 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The Bayeux Tapestry is coming to London in 2020 - but why wait - there is a copy in Reading. Hear about the mysteries of this medieval masterpiece and then explore one of South East England's best kept secrets
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Wed, 4 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 4 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the mean streets of Clerkenwell thsat were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the tv series Peaky Blinders 
The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Thu, 5 Sep
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
Fri, 6 Sep
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
Sat, 7 Sep
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
Tue, 10 Sep
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.
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Thu, 12 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks
Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex
Fri, 13 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts - first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened
Thank God for the Minet Family - A Walk Around Loughborough Junction
Thu, 3 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Loughborough Junction is a part of Brixton dominated by the railways. But away from the main streets lie rows of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses, part of a planned settlement built for the Minet family
20th Century Buildings in Hoxton and Haggerston
Mon, 7 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at 20th Century architecture in Hoxton and Haggerston from the Edwardian splendor of the former public baths to a school designed be Erno Goldfinger
Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell
Mon, 7 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1820-1950
Elstree Remember Me - Borehamwood's Film History
Mon, 14 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: So mant famous films have been made at the Elstree studios. Hear the stories and enjoy a peak at the Eastenders set!
Dissenters of Newington Green
Thu, 17 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Here how feminism, pacifism, opposition to slavery and racism were issues in 18th century Newington Green and help raise funds to build schools for girls in Pakistan
Crystal Palace Park. Legacy of a Lost Masterpiece
Mon, 21 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Visit the world's first dinosaur reconstructions, the last remains of the famous Crystal Palace and get to do a Michael Caine impression too.
Up and Down The City Road
Thu, 24 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Come and find out the real history behind a road many only know from a nursery rhyme
Deadly Weapons in The British Museum
Mon, 28 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of the British Museum for families looking at arms and armour from the stone age to the present day
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 6 Nov
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the mean streets of Clerkenwell thsat were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the tv series Peaky Blinders 
Paintings of Islington
Thu, 7 Nov
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk visits the locations featured in five very different paintings of Islington. Rob will talk about the paintings, the artist who made them and the history of the buildings featured in them
Paintings of Islington
Thu, 7 Nov
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk visits the locations featured in five very different paintings of Islington. Rob will talk about the paintings, the artist who made them and the history of the buildings featured in them
Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell
Thu, 5 Dec
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1820-1950
Gainsborough's People
Fri, 6 Dec
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: During the 1780s Thomas Gainsborough was the leading portrait painter of his age. This two hour walk looks at some of the people that Gainsborough painted, their lives and some of the back stories behind the paintings
A Victorian Christmas in Islington
Wed, 18 Dec
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk looks at how the Victorian's celebrated Christmas in Islington - from Currant Cake at Thomas's bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade
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