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

The Wild and Wonderful Women of Soho

Sun, 25 Jun

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Three hundred years of Soho history and the women who helped shape London’s most bohemian quarter.

True Spy Stories

Thu, 29 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

Savile Row and the birth of British style.

Sat, 8 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.

Literary St James's

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Discover some of the famous bibliophiles and literary personalities who have inhabited this fashionable part of London over the past 400 years. We hear stories of bibliomaniacs, writers, booksellers and publishers from Samuel Pepys to the Prince Regent, and see the buildings they lived in.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 9 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.

The Americans in Mayfair

Thu, 13 Jul

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Take a walk round Mayfair to discover its special relationship with America. Explore the streets and squares that presidents, rock stars and Hollywood icons have called home.

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

Sun, 16 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.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 13 Aug

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.

Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour

Sat, 19 Aug

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.

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

Sun, 20 Aug

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.

James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair

Thu, 24 Aug

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 10 Sep

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.

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

Sun, 17 Sep

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.

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.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Sun, 5 Nov

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

 

 

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