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 (3)

Walk the City of London (the Western part)

St Paul's tube station , exit St Paul's wait outside station

Join us for a lovely stroll through the City of London. We will start at the spiritual heart of the City, St Paul's Cathederal, we'll learn about this magnificent edifice and it's history. Then it's on to Smithfield's and St Bartholemew's Hospital. We will see monuments to the Protestant Martyrs who were burned alive for heresy by "Bloody Queen Mary" , daughter of Henry Vlll she really was a chip off the old block. Coincidently we will also see the only statue of Henry in London, it is by the gate of St Bart's because Henry gifted it to his subject (after he pinched it from the Church). On route we will see and learn about the various guilds that regulated life and trade in the City, and we will finish at the Guildhall where we will walk a short distance to have coffee and cakes in the crypt of St Paul's. We will meet at St Paul's tube station exit 2 at 13.00. The walk is about two miles long and should take about two to two and a half’ish hours to complete. The cost of the walk is a very reasonable £8. I can be reached on[masked] if you need to contact me for any reason. *Disclaimer attendance is at your own risk

Walk the beautiful Parkland Walk from Muswell Hill to Finsbury Park...

Here's something a bit different...! Join us on a dog friendly walk along one of London’s most interesting and least well-known nature reserves – The Parkland Walk in north London. We’ll walk along the line of the old railway which ran from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park station. We will explore the length of this beautiful walk and occasionally stop to learn about the fascinating history of the area. If you have a dog feel free to bring him or her along – it’s a perfect dog walk. Along the way you’ll learn about the extraordinary history of the Parkland Walk, why the railway was built and why it was abandoned, discover disused railway stations, see panoramic views of London, learn about the tube line to Muswell Hill that was never completed, meet the mysterious Spriggan and find out why – according to a short story by Stephen King – the wall that divides our world from the spirit world is at its thinnest along this route… This is a fascinating walk which will take about 2 hours. We’ll end up in Finsbury Park where you are welcome to join us for coffee at the lovely Park café. The cost of the walk is £5 per person. Dogs are free.

Greenwich Palace and Park

Greenwich Station

Join us for a lovely walk around Greenwich Palace and Park. Greenwich is the place 'where time began' (Greenwich mean time), and ground zero ( the prime meridian) the line of longitude from which every place on earth is measured. We'll walk around old Greenwich Palace, the old naval hospital, and the old Naval College, pass the Royal Observatory where the puzzle of calculating a ships' Longitude was finally solved. We will see the Elizabeth I tree, Queen Caroline's bath, a Roman archeological site, Greenwich market and hear of the story of the Jack Cade's cave where he sheltered before leading his rebels to London, (where naked masked balls were held, and where Jimi Hendrix played a gig - not all at the same time). And lots more. The cost of the walk is a very reasonable £8. It will take about 2 and a half hours and we will endeavour to find a nice cafe for a coffee afterwards. Meet:Just outside Greenwich station, (it's on the DLR/National Rail line). Greenwich High Street. Look out for a bearded man in his sixties with a London Friends Walks sign. My mobile number is[masked] should you have any trouble finding us.

Past events (75)

The City OF London Walk

Outside Tower Hill Tube Station

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