What we're about

We are a London walking group with an emphasis on the social/communal aspect of walking. Our aim is to bring Londoners together to make friends, and help make London a friendly, happy place to live in. And what better way to this than by exploring this magnificent fascinating city which we all share. This is after all the City of Shakespeare and Dickens, Charles the 1st and Oliver Cromwell, Handel and Hendrix, Peter Pan and Paddington Bear. There are traces of their lives and adventures all around us, it's just a matter of knowing where to look ;-)

Everybody is welcome - inclusivity is our middle name, all you need are a sensible pair of shoes and a friendly disposition.

Walks will take place on a fortnightly basis on Sundays at 1pm, usually outside a major tube station which will be the starting point from which we will explore an area of our magnificent city. Walks will finish with walkers retiring to a coffee house, atmospheric pub or cafe for a good old fashioned friendly chat...

Upcoming events (1)

London’s Modern Architecture

London Bridge

£8.00

After a false start we are going to re-start 2022’s series of guided walks with a lovely stroll through the Square Mile exploring the City’s skyscrapers.

In the last 40 years London has been transformed with the addition of the Lloyd’s building, the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, the Walkie Talkie, and many more. There are reasons for the strange shapes of these buildings, and we will talk about the successes of these shapes and the less successful unfortunate outcomes of some of these unusual designs. We will also talk about the causes of this expansion in the City, and a little bit about the owners of these giants in the sky. On the walk we will also visit a lovely sky garden where we will have a lovely view of many of London’s iconic buildings.

We will meet outside London Bridge Station at the Duke Street Hill exit opposite the London Bridge Experience at 13:00. Your guide will be Michael (just look out for a bearded young man in his sixties wearing a guides badge) I can be reached on[masked] if you have trouble finding us. From here I will take you to the site of the most awesome view of the Shard, it will knock your socks off. The cost of the walk is a very reasonable £8, it will take about 2 hours and will finish at the Barbican. After the walk you are all welcome to join us in one of the Barbican’s many cafes for a friendly chat about our adventure. I look forward to seeing you lots of new and old friends.

Past events (96)

The Roman Walk

Tower Hill

£8.00

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