What we're about

Weekend photowalks, usually on Saturdays via scenic routes in Central, West and East London covering major landmarks as well as little known and interesting locations off the beaten path. Duration at a leisurely pace between 2-2.5 hours, depending on the group's size and structure.

Everyone is welcome to join.

The walks are designed for people new to London, but also for seasoned Londoners who do not mind a bit of trivia and interesting facts.

We also do one-off and seasonal events like festivals, carnivals and parades.

Our motto: London is not just for tourists.

Our members are from all corners of the world, so it's also about social and cultural exchange.

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Upcoming events (3)

Putney to Battersea via Chelsea Harbour, 4.8 miles

Putney Bridge Underground Station

£5.00

We will meet at the Putney Bridge tube station. From there a short walk to see the All Saints church and nearby almhouses.

All Saints church was the location of the 1976 movie The Omen starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. From there a short walk to Fulham Palace's walled gardens. Then we will make our way via Bishop's park, cross the Putney Bridge and walk towards Wandsworth.

We will then cross the Wandsworth bridge and make our way via Chelsea Harbour , cross the Albert bridge and arrive at Battersea park. We will see the Peace Pagoda and festival gardens and the ponds.

The Battersea area in Anglo-saxon times was a marshland. People have developed techniques to drain the water and it turned into a very fertile agricultural area. At some point it was a source of 1/5th of all fruit and vegetables produced in Britain. The most successful crop was the asparagus spears, at that time known as the 'Battersea bundles'.

We will then arrive at the Battersea Power station complex and finish our walk by the new northern line extension. Duration at a leisurely pace between 2-2.5 hours, depending on the group's size and structure. Amazing photo-opps.

Optional drinks/lunch after the walk.

What to bring:
Comfortable footwear
Water
Photo-taking gadgets and chargers
An umbrella just in case (it's London after all)

The walk is free for members who have subscribed for an annual membership. For other members the fee is £5 cash/card on arrival to contribute towards the organiser's meetup fees and costs.

All walks are free for the NHS staff.
Children under 16 also go free.

The annual membership option is £15 payable by PayPal, or cash/card on the day. This will provide access to at least 50 events per year (members are welcome to bring a guest on each walk for free).

'No Show' Policy: If the member replied 'yes' but did not attend the event, did not update the RSVP and did not inform the organisers on 3 occasions – this triggers an automatic removal from the group. That's once for events with a waiting list.

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The 4 Royal Parks walk, 3.5 miles

St James's Park

£5.00

We will meet at the St James' Park tube station. From there we will walk via St James', Buckingham Palace, Green Park and arrive at Hyde Park.

From there we will continue via the Rose Gardens and the Serpentine to arrive at Kensington Gardens. We will finish our walk at the Italian Gardens.

Optional picnic at the end of the walk. Refreshments and toilet facilities available in the vicinity. For beer lovers off licence is 10 mins away in Leinster Terrace. Lancaster Gate tube station is 1 min away.

What to bring:
Comfortable footwear
Water
Packed lunch
Photo-taking gadgets and chargers
An umbrella just in case (it's London after all)

The walk is free for members who have subscribed for an annual membership. For other members the fee is £5 cash/card on arrival to contribute towards the organiser's meetup fees and costs.

All walks are free for the NHS staff.
Children under 16 also go free.

The annual membership option is £15 payable by PayPal, or cash/card on the day. This will provide access to at least 50 events per year (members are welcome to bring a guest on each walk for free).

'No Show' Policy: If the member replied 'yes' but did not attend the event, did not update the RSVP and did not inform the organisers on 3 occasions – this triggers an automatic removal from the group. That's once for events with a waiting list.

Isabella Plantation / Richmond Park walk

Richmond

£5.00

We will meet outside the Richmond tube station and make our way to Richmond Park via scenic Thames path. The park is a national nature reserve, a site of special scientific interest and a special area of conservation.

We will enter via Petersham gate and climb to see the King's Mound, Poet's Corner, Molecatcher's Cottage and Pembroke Lodge and we will then make our way to see the Isabella Plantation.

The Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830's. First opened to the public in 1953, it is best known for its evergreen azaleas, which line the ponds and streams and at their peak of flower in late April and early May.

This is where we will have our lunch break, so please bring a packed lunch.

We will then walk back via Richmond Hill with attractive vistas to finish our walk at Richmond station. Optional drinks at the local pub after the walk.

Get the feel of Isabella Plantation here:
https://youtu.be/g_orM2f6HCo
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Monthly plant diaries:
https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park/things-to-see-and-do/isabella-plantation/monthly-plant-diaries
What to bring:
Packed lunch
Comfortable footwear
Water
Photo-taking gadgets and chargers
An umbrella just in case (it's London after all)

The walk is free for members who have subscribed for an annual membership. For other members the fee is £5 cash/card on arrival to contribute towards the organiser's meetup fees and costs.

All walks are free for the NHS staff.
Children under 16 also go free.

The annual membership option is £15 payable by PayPal, or cash/card on the day. This will provide access to at least 50 events per year (members are welcome to bring a guest on each walk for free).

'No Show' Policy: If the member replied 'yes' but did not attend the event, did not update the RSVP and did not inform the organisers on 3 occasions – this triggers an automatic removal from the group. That's once for events with a waiting list.

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