Welcome to My London Walks

Updated: 15 September 2022

SELF-GUIDED WALKS FOR INQUIRING MINDS

I originally started compiling these walks for personal use, but as more and more friends began to ask me for copies, I decided to put them online.

The walks cover some of the more well-known areas of London, as well as those not so well-known, that I find interesting and believe have played a particularly important part in the city’s development, both in the past and still do today.

They are not for the casual tourist who want to visit the ‘top sights’. Instead, they are generally rather detailed, with a lot of information about what you will see on the walk – the sort of information that I find myself wondering about as I walk around London and then spend time researching.

I’ve given more information about my interest in London and how the walks came about on the About page.

PANDEMIC UPDATE

As a result of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns a number of things have occurred in London, particularly in the central areas and Canary Wharf, often because of so many people ‘working from home’. Some of the places recommended in the walks may have closed, either temporarily or in some cases permanently, whilst other venues and attractions may now have different opening times.

It has been impossible to try and keep abreast of all of this, particularly as the position seems to be constantly changing. In addition, I haven’t been able to visit London as often as I have previously, which means I have been unable to ‘re-walk’ the walks and therefore make any necessary updates. As a result, I am always grateful to receive any information about errors or suggested additions to any of the walks.

“If you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts.”

Dr Samuel Johnson

“If you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts.”

Dr Samuel Johnson

THE WALKS SO FAR