Wednesday Walks

JUNE - AUGUST, 2024

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month where we will introduce you to hidden corners of London and tell you some of London's best stories.

There is no need to book for these tours, just turn up and pay the guide £15 (new price)  on the day.  It would, however, help the guide if you could email in advance if you expect to attend - also let us know if you change your mind!


WEDNESDAY, 5TH JUNE, 2024 11:00 AM (£15)

WREN'S GEMS EAST OF ST. PAULS

Wrens



Your guide:
Jenny Rossiter

Meeting point: St. Paul's tube, exit 2 outside Caffe Nero

On this walk you will see some of Wren’s less well-known churches which are tucked away up side streets. We will also visit his masterpiece, St Stephen Walbrook, with the first innovatory dome which was a practice run for the great dome of St Paul’s. Many of Wren’s churches have not survived fire and bombing but have now been redesigned as small gardens – so a rest on a bench is guaranteed part way through the walk. The walk will finish at Monument tube.

contact: jenny.rossiter@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, 3RD JULY, 2024 11:00 AM (£15)

EXPLORING HAMPSTEAD

Holly Bush

Your guide: Rhona Levene

Meeting Point: Hampstead Tube Station

Please join Rhona as we go around this historic and beautiful part of London - Hamptead, Still to this day it's the area of choice for artists and writers. As we wander up alleys, along its cobbled streets, we will hear the stories of some of those famous residents.

Its a very "fluid" walk .... with spectacular views across London and some superb architecture to enjoy too. You'll probably want to take a few photos.

contact: rhona@walksroundlondon.com



WEDNESDAY, 7TH AUGUST, 2024 11:00 AM (£15)

THE CHANGING FACE OF BATTERSEA

Battersea Power Station

Your guide: Elaine Wein 

Meeting Point: Battersea Power Station Tube Station

Battersea has evolved over time from an agricultural area in Anglo Saxon times, a place of pleasure and entertainment in 1600s, an industrial hub in 19th and 20th Centuries, to the regenerated area of offices, homes and high-tech industries we see today in the 21st century. On our walk we will discover the now lost Pleasure Gardens created for the Festival of Britain in 1951, look at the restoration of the Grade II* listed Power Station with its challenging history of redevelopment and hear about the latest planned regeneration projects for the area.

Contact:elainewein@btinternet.com