Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - November - March, 2020

Our aim is to inform and entertain - join us on the first Wednesday of each month and we'll introduce you to places off the beaten track. All walks start at 11.00 am, finish by 1 pm and cost £12 per person.

You will be welcome to just turn up at the meeting point and pay on the day – if you would like details of the first couple of stops in case you might be running late, then please email the guide for that walk to let her know that you are intending to come and she will send you further information. elainewein@btinternet.com; jenni@bowley.net; jenny.rossiter@gmail.com; annetickell@btinternet.com


11:00 AM - Wednesday 6th November - Bohemian Fitzrovia

Your guide: Elaine Wein

Meeting point: Goodge Street station

Starting at Goodge Street station, this walk explores the actors, musicians, artists and literary figures that made their home in the pubs and cafes of Fitzrovia.Come and meet the people like Nina Hamnett, Dylan Thomas, and Augustus John who shaped the Bohemian nature of the area. The walk will finish at Warren Street tube station.



6:00 PM - Wednesday, 4th December - Winter Festivals Around the World

Your Guides: The Walk London With Us team

Meeting point: British Library forecourt - statue of Newton

All around the world people find something to celebrate in the dark days of winter and several cultures have a tradition of festive lights. On this walk we will look at the festivals of Diwali, Christmas, Hanukah and Bodhi Day, and the New Year celebrations of Hogmanay and the Year of the Rat. Our walk will take us in a loop to the south and east of Kings Cross, through the industrial heart of nineteenth century railway lands, past the Regent's Canal and Granary Square to finish by the German Gymnasium close to public transport. We then plan to toast the festive season in a local hostelry - probably the Parcel Yard inside Kings Cross station. The walk is free but here will be an opportunity to make a donation to a local charity should you wish to do so.


11:00 AM Wednesday 1st January, 2020 - (or 8th Jan if no tubes on 1st)

What the Dickens!

Your guide: Jenny Rossiter

Meeting point: steps of Royal Exchange (Bank tube)

A New Year's day walk in the City of London, following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens and some of his best known characters. The walk will start close to Bank tube station on the steps of the Royal Exchange and finish close to the Tower of London.
Why not start the year as you mean to go on with exercise for the body and mind.The walk will attempt to conjure up scenes from A Christmas Carol, Dombey and Son, Pickwick Papers and much more.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME AND DATE OF THIS WALK WILL BE CONFIRMED IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WHEN TRANSPORT FOR LONDON HAVE PUBLISHED THEIR TUBE AND BUS TIMETABLE FOR THE HOLIDAY PERIOD.


11:00 AM - Wednesday 5th February

Discovering Pimlico

Your Guide: Elaine Wein

Meeting Point: Pimlico Tube Station

Despite its close proximity to Westminster, Pimlico is still a bit of a mystery and an enigma. Once frequented by market gardeners and highwaymen, now home to the rich and famous, we will discover one of London's greatest property developments with classically designed terrace houses and graceful squares. along the way we will hear the story of an unsolved sensational murder, the Abercrombie Plan to rebuild London after the second World War and trade unions and the General Strike.

11:00 AM Wednesday 5th March

Inside the Guildhall Art Gallery

Your Guide: Anne Tickell

Meeting point: Guildhall Art Gallery

Anne will take you on a tour of the galleries with a special look at the Victorians. As well as the massive painting by John Singleton Copley depicting The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar there are a wealth of paintings of all aspects of life in the City of London.