What we're about

Come along and have some fun discovering London! This group is for anyone visiting London or living in London who wants to enjoy its amazing diversity; it's history, culture and people. Our events are interesting and fun; folks come back time and again. We organise some fabulous and varied events all for under a tenner!

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What will you be doing at your Meetup?

Our meetups are 'Walks, Talks and Treasure Hunts' in and around London and surrounding towns.

The aim of our friendly group is that it's a chance to explore and enjoy different parts of London; to chat to fellow attendees and enjoy a couple of hours with like minded people. Post walk drinks are often available at a local watering hole close to the event.

What will it be like?

Fun! We have done the hard work so you do't have to. Just rsvp to what takes your fancy and come along!

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Will it be an activity?

It depends on the event but walking, talking and treasure hunts - nothing too strenuous! If you do have a mobility issue please do let us know beforehand so, if possible, we can amend the event.

Who is Hazel the Organiser?

You can read more about Hazel here (http://www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/your-guide.php)

Who should come?

Anyone who is remotely interested in London and its rich history. Check out specific events to know more.

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Are newcomers welcome?

Yes of course!

Who shouldn't come?

Anyone who doesn't like walking , London, history or people. A general grasp of English is also useful.

What should a newcomer expect?

To meet a friendly and personable organiser and fellow like minded meetup peeps.

Why should people come?

Cos it's something cheap and interesting to do! It also keeps the 'ole grey matter working too.

How will members benefit from coming to your Meetup?

We're a friendly bunch. Hazel has worked hard to create bespoke well researched walks, talks and treasure hunts. One thing you won't be is bored. There is something for everyone!

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How long will the Meetup be?

60mins-3hrs then optional post walk drinks. Check the individual walk for an accurate duration.

Is it okay to arrive late?

Not usually. The time you see is the time we leave. It's recommended that we all meet 15 mins before departure to welcome you all (holding my meetup / London Guided Walks sign).

Are the walks wheelchair / scooter friendly?

A lot of our walks are wheelchair and/or scooter friendly but please check individual walk details. If you are hard of hearing or have a visual impairment then please do let Hazel know before the walk, talk or treasure hunt starts.

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Upcoming events (4+)

A Nosey Around Soho Walk

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This is a paid event. Book your tickets using our secure payments system here: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/guidedwalk/soho/

Tickets from £12. BOOK NOW!
Use discount code "MEETUP3" for £3 off.
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Discover quirky Soho

On this 90 minute guided walk we explore many nasal passageways of Soho and the West End including art installations, street art and body bits. Learn about the history behind some of Soho's architecture, celebrities and facial features in an ever changing community.

Infinite wealth is nothing to be sniffed at. It's a well known urban legend that if you find all seven noses of Soho you will gain infinite wealth. Saying that though, having since found all said noses I haven't won as much as even a raffle. Will your fair any better?

Don't miss out on this fantastically unique tour of one of the most exciting areas of London, packed with secrets, street art and great stories!!

  • Explore quirky Soho
  • Meet other adventurous souls
  • Adults only
  • Start: Covent Garden
  • End: Covent Garden
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Step-free access: yes

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This is a paid event. Book your tickets using our secure payments system here: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/guidedwalk/soho/

Tickets from £12. BOOK NOW!
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Greenwich London Walk

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Explore what might have become London’s Versailles. Enjoy some of the finest and most important buildings in England. Find out about a unique collection of world-famous buildings

  • Enjoy the hidden histories of gorgeous Greenwich
  • Meet other lovers of London’s history
  • Qualified London Tour Guide
  • 90 mins circular walk
  • Not step-free
  • Individual tickets from £12

Come and see some of the finest and most important buildings in England.

Explore Greenwich’s magisterial and its seedy sides, and hear about its role in British architecture, science and politics on this fascinating guided walk in Royal Greenwich.

Greenwich was the ceremonial entrance to the capital from the river for centuries. It has some of the world’s most impressive architecture, while maintaining the feel of a village stuck in a great metropolis.

For those familiar with this part of London this is a chance to deepen your knowledge and find out about the cultural background to some iconic and less well-known buildings. For those who are new to Greenwich, this walk will enable you to fully immerse yourself in its rich history in world-class surroundings.

Greenwich was the site of one the most important Tudor palaces, and later of the Royal Naval Hospital where a collection of the greatest names in English architecture worked, including Wren and Hawksmoor.
The presence of the palace, and then the sailors ensured a rich and varied history for the town.

In the middle of the hospital is the Queen’s House, which introduced Italian Renaissance architecture to England, and in the park is the Royal Observatory, where Charles II’s Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed mapped the night sky.

As you explore the charming streets of Greenwich, make a note of the historic pubs for a post-walk drink. The walk ends across the road from Greenwich Market; perfect for unique gift shopping but it also has a fabulous food market; keep an eye out for the fish burger with a charcoal bun or perhaps, for the sweet-toothed amongst you, the chocolate stall or fudge shop may hit the spot.

Best for all ages 10+

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This is a paid event. Book your tickets using our secure payments system here: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/guidedwalk/Greenwich-london/

Tickets from £12. BOOK NOW!
Use discount code "MEETUP3" for £3 off.

Regent's Canal Walk

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Learn about the importance of the Regent’s Canal and how its fortunes have changed over the centuries.

Join Susan, your qualified guide, for a 90 minute guided walk along this probably lesser known stretch of the canal. Hear about its history as an industrial area with slum housing. Find out how it has been rejuvenated over the last 20 years with boaters, tasteful canal side conversions, floating gardens, street art.

See where greats of the entertainment business Marie Lloyd and Alfred Hitchcock made their breakthrough. Finish your walk with some shopping or a bite to eat in vibrant Broadway Market. With high quality independent food shops, bookshops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, there is always a buzz and on Saturdays there’s a street market including street food to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

• Authentic different walking tour
• Get to know new places
• Refreshments available at the end

• Start: Angel Tube Station
• End: Broadway Market
• Duration: 90 mins
• Step-free access: no

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This is a paid event. Book your tickets using our secure payments system here: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/guidedwalk/regents-canal/

Tickets from £12. BOOK NOW!
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Southwark Walk

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Explore the area around Borough Market

The world famous Borough Market is rightly beloved of visitors and locals. But surrounding the market is a maze of quiet backstreets with over 2,000 years of history. This tour will uncover the hidden histories of Borough and Bankside, from breweries to brothels.

In addition the tour covers some of the area's more famous characters including Shakespeare and Oliver Twist. This tour has proven popular with first time London visitors through to life-long Londoners.

While Borough Market is firmly on the tourist trail, this tour shows you the hidden history of this area of London, dating back to pre-Roman times.

Starting from the famous market we will wander and discover the heroes and villains that makes Borough such an amazing place.

Behind the waterfront, this tour explores the maze of streets, with 2,000 years of history to uncover. Bankside’s colourful history as London’s darker side will be explored, as London’s Tudor entertainment district, with a very mixed reputation.

Learn about the original site of Shakespeare’s Globe and his rivals. Discover where the Bowler hat was really invented.

An excellent way to find out more about this amazing part of London, with a qualified London tour guide.

• Discover Roman London to present day
• Follow in the footsteps of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens
• Explore the history of the famous market and its surroundings
• Qualified London tour guide

• Start: Borough Market
• End: Tate Modern
• Duration: 90 minutes

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This is a paid event. Book your tickets using our secure payments system here: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/guidedwalk/southwark/

Tickets from £12. BOOK NOW!
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Heretics and Horrors City Walk

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