HALF TERM GUIDED WALKS
Discover London this half-term with our fun London guided walks
Half term is a great time for young adventurers to discover London, not just the main sights but about its history and the people who lived and worked here.
Which London adventure will you choose?
Wonders of Whitehall Walk
- Monday, 25 October 2021 at 1pm
A popular guided walk introducing you to the Wonders of Whitehall.
Explore the historical district of Whitehall see the iconic Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, uncover the secrets behind notorious British monarchs and marvel at world-renowned architecture and learn their evocative and sometimes surprising history.
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Walk
- Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 1pm
Welcome to Victorian Gothic London.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a novel in which setting plays an important feature. The novel is set in London and draws heavily on Stevenson’s knowledge of his hometown Edinburgh to create a chilling setting which emphasises the themes of good and evil.
Great Fire of London Walk
- Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 11:30am
Time to step into your time machine and venture with us to the year of 1666. Join us as we explore the events during a few days in September 1666 which left so much destruction, forcing Londoners to rebuild their lives.
Hear how the fire unfurled and left disaster in its wake and how Londoners began to rebuild their lives.
Step back into London of 1666.
Heretics and Horrors City Walk
- Thursday, 28 October 2021 at 1pm
- Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 3pm
Explore bloody London.
Walk along the medieval street plan of the City of London. How would people have lived during the great plague? What did they do to try and avoid this deadly disease? Why were cats and dogs no longer safe on the streets? What were Watchmen paid to watch?
We will discuss how Bloody Mary earned her name, was she as bad or worse than her father Henry VIII? and why did people fear her?
Were body snatchers a necessity? Did Sherlock Holmes really jump?
Bleeding Hearts & Body Parts Walk
- Friday, 29 October 2021 at 7pm
- Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 3pm
- Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 7pm
Time to take your rose tinted history specs off....
The area of Farringdon and Smithfields is awash with historic stories of Bloody London; from cold-blooded murders, public executions and body parts associated with them.
Take in the sights of: Smithfield Market, St Barts Hospital, St Bart's Church, Cloth Fair, Charterhousewhere Christian and Protestant and Catholic martyrs were murdered in a variety of gruesome ways.
Greenwich London Walk
- Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 11am
Come and see some of the finest and most important buildings in England.
Explore Greenwich’s magisterial and its seedy sides, and hear about its role in British architecture, science and politics on this fascinating guided walk in Royal Greenwich.
Greenwich was the ceremonial entrance to the capital from the river for centuries. It has some of the world's most impressive architecture, while maintaining the feel of a village stuck in a great metropolis.
Scientists and Monsters of Soho and Mayfair Walk
- Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 2pm
Who inspired Frankenstein? Where is Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde's house? Why did Issac Newton have 19 people executed?
This walking tour explores the scientists that shaped history and the monsters they inspired. Uncover the surprising histories from Davy to Darwin, Ada Lovelace and Lord Byron.
Walking through the heart of Mayfair and St James's and finishing in Soho this guided walk is great for those looking for a gentle, interesting, fun, stroll, that will leave you with plenty to think about!
River Thames Walk
- Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 1pm
Explore the City's changing river front
Learn the use of the river Thames and the London which has grown around it.
Hear how the Thames is as important for London even now. Hear the origins of the nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, visit the location of medieval public toilets.Marvel at the engineering of London's first bridge for 100 years. Learn about Queen Matilda and King Alfred and the importance of Queenhithe.
Clapham Common Walk
- Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 2pm
Clapham Common - an uncommon common!
Slave traders, David Bowie and the statue that almost broke London Bridge - there is more to Clapham Common than meets the eye!
This is a guided walk for locals and visitors to uncover the bits of Clapham Common that usual go unnoticed. Your tour guide Dr. Stephen King, will expertly lead you through a real London neighbourhood and help you trace the area's development, meeting some of its famous and infamous residents along the way
"I would highly recommend these walks. Hazel uses a great deal of her great personality to make the walk and history come alive." Richard, Ruislip