Westminster

Westminster

Footprints of London runs regular guided walks in Westminster throughout the year. Our walking tours will show you the hidden side streets of Soho, the elegant streets of St James as well as the background story behind all the well known sights. All our walks are led by qualified guides who really love their subject.

Here are the walks in Westminster that we have coming up

City of Westminster

Walk Wilkie's Way

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Wilkie Collins led a life that was as sensational as his novels. This walk explores Marylebone where he was born and spent most of his life – places he lived and worked, the women he loved and his close friendship with Charles Dickens.

1984 London

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books – particularly 1984.

Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop

Sun, 22 Oct

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.

Literary Soho

Tue, 24 Oct

Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.

Royalty, Drugs and Demons - A Medical Walk in Westminster

Thu, 26 Oct

Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Learn about the area around Harley Street, and the amazing personalities that worked and looked after the famous.

Sherlock Holmes - the Return

Thu, 26 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the mews and backstreets of Marylebone following Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House

Bradshaw's Westminster

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of Westminster using George Bradshaw’s 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.

Mayfair's Bright Young Things

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A literary romp round Mayfair; the playground of the Bright Young Things in the 1920s. Hear how writers including Michael Arlen, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh portrayed the era.

1984 London

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books – particularly 1984.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Thu, 2 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Fri, 3 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Sat, 4 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour

Sat, 4 Nov

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.

Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores

Sun, 5 Nov

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

Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop

Sun, 5 Nov

Your guide: Alan Fortune
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.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Sun, 5 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Paintings of London at Tate Britain

Wed, 8 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists

True Spy Stories

Thu, 9 Nov

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

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 19 Nov

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.

Mrs Dalloway's Day

Thu, 23 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk follows the route Clarissa Dalloway takes on her journey to buy flowers for her evening party in Virginia Woolf’s classic London novel

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.

Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop

Sun, 26 Nov

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.

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Sat, 2 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Sun, 10 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Mon, 18 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Thu, 21 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Tue, 26 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

 

 

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