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

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

Sun, 25 Feb

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, 4 Mar

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.

Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New Sensibility

Mon, 5 Mar

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Covent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.

Mrs Dalloway's Day

Thu, 8 Mar

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

True Spy Stories

Thu, 8 Mar

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 Wild and Wonderful Women of Soho.

Sun, 11 Mar

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

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 11 Mar

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, 15 Mar

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.

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

Sat, 24 Mar

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

Paintings of London at Tate Britain

Thu, 29 Mar

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

John Singer Sargent's People

Thu, 29 Mar

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

True Spy Stories

Thu, 29 Mar

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

Mrs Dalloway's Day

Thu, 5 Apr

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

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 8 Apr

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.

Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history

Thu, 12 Apr

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 .

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

Sun, 22 Apr

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

Savile Row and the birth of British style.

Sat, 28 Apr

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.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 6 May

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.

James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair

Sat, 9 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.

 

 

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