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Map of Walks

The cheapest way to see London is by walking

From Big Ben to the Tower of London, most of London’s major tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.

By walking, you can also explore hidden areas such as Lincolns Inn, Temple Court and the alleyways of the City.

Here you will find details and maps for 12 free self-guided walks, each covering a different area and “theme” of London. Simply choose the walk, print the details and go London sightseeing for free.

Royal Walk

From Big Ben to Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square and Downing Street

City Walk

From Monument to Barbican and the Tower of London, featuring attractions such as St Pauls

Ripper Walk

Whitechapel and the East End of London, including the places where Jack the Ripper's victims were found

Cultural Walk

The south bank and bankside areas of London, featuring the Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and Borough market.

Historic Riverside Pubs Walk

The north and south banks of the Thames, east of Tower Bridge to Wapping

Legal Walk

Blackfriars, Ludgate Circus, and Fleet Street including Old Bailey, Royal Courts and Templar Church

Writers Walk

The Bloomsbury district, Russell Square, University of London and other places linked to famous writers

Theatres Walk

Leicester Square, Soho, Covent Garden, Chinatown and other places popular for their nightlife

Nautical Walk

the town of Greenwich, the place from where time is measured

Bridges Walk

from Westminster bridge to Tower bridge and attractions nearby

Shopping Walk

Regent Street, Bond Street and Piccadilly, including classic English shops

Music Walk

A musical amble from Baker Street to Oxford Street, Soho and Waterloo

About the Walks

Things are always changing in London. Although many of the landmarks highlighted in these walks are hopefully going to be there for years to come, others may not be. Also, prices I have quoted are sadly bound to have risen over time.

I therefore try to occasionally check the walks and the prices of things and update the information provided. However, if you come across something I have mentioned on a walk or a price I have quoted that needs to be changed, I would be grateful if you could let me know.

  • Detail
    The walks are deliberately not meant to be overly detailed as I don’t want to overload you with information. After all, you are probably on holiday!
    Instead, they are intended to point out the key landmarks and provide you with just enough information to make the walks interesting.
  • Personal Safety
    London is a big city. As such, it has the usual problems such as street crimes and muggings. Although all walks take you through areas of London that are usually safe and generally busy with people, please do them in daylight hours. Besides, you get to see more of the sights that way!