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.

2018 Walk Dates:




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, our walks range from “Parks & Palaces” to “City of Vice: Covent Garden”.


Our portfolio of walks continues to expand, partly in response to new commissions (which during 2012 took us downriver to Wapping and Greenwich and as far afield as Rochester for a Dickens walk) and partly because researching new areas and topics is simply so much fun!  In 2011, following suggestions from a number of our walkers, we offered more weekend walks including a number of evening pub-themed tours, and in 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth, we introduced four Dickens-themed walks, plus a series of short, concentrated “Highlights” tours during the Olympics period.  In 2013 we brought in a Christmas Ghost Walk, and in 2014 we looked west towards Hammersmith for a new pub walk.  2015 marked the 350th anniversary of the Great Plague and following similar themes walks have been added regularly over the last 3 years.


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.


Email – enquiries@londoncitywalks.co.uk


We hope to see you on one or more of these walks.  Watch this space for details of the walks planned for the future.

In addition to our advertised walking tours, we are happy to organise tailor-made walks for individuals and parties.  We have also begun to 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!


Listed below are all our scheduled events up to December 2018. 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 walks is £10.00 per person and booking is not necessary.

London City Walks: 2018


Your guide to the City of London



Guided walking tours through the City of London and Westminster