Walking London’s streets and alleyways is the only way to discover the secrets of this extraordinary city.
London City walks is an established walking tours company, run by Pete Smith, a former university teacher and a qualified and experienced City of London and City of Westminster guide, who writes and lectures on a variety of London-related issues.
In addition to our advertised walking tours, we are happy to organise tailor-made walks for individuals and parties. We also issue Walks Vouchers (details on request). Just contact us with your requirements or with suggestions for additions to our regular programme. All our walks end within easy reach of public transport and close to at least one good pub!
Below are our scheduled events. A full list of all the walking tours in our current repertoire can be found on our Walks page. Unless otherwise stated, the charge for all our walks is £10/person and booking is not necessary.
Our earliest programme of walks stemmed from our close association with All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in the City and one of its most interesting, which is, as its name suggests, situated next to the Tower of London in Byward Street (nearest Underground station Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines). Many of our walks still begin or end at this fascinating church, and all of our City walks draw upon the rich diversity of the City of London, to give old hands and newcomers alike an introduction to the oddities and complexities of the Square Mile and its history from the first Roman occupation in AD 43 to the twenty-first century. In the City of Westminster, walks range from “Parks & Palaces” to “City of Vice: Covent Garden”, and along the River Thames we explore the curiosities of the capital from Greenwich in the east as far as Hammersmith in the west.
Our portfolio of walks continues to expand, partly in response to new commissions and partly because researching new areas and topics is simply so much fun! Our 2020 shutdown gave us the chance to revise our programme, and 2021 saw new walks on offer alongside tried and tested old favourites.
All our walks are researched, planned, rehearsed and guided by us. On the few occasions when demand outstrips supply, we use only qualified and experienced guides whom we know and have worked with.
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We hope to see you on one or more of these walks. Watch this space for details of the walks planned for the future.