About

The walks on this site are self-guided and free. You simply select the walk you are interested in doing, print them out and follow them. Each walk includes directions. The walks are also available to buy as a set with maps, or as individual booklets.

Accuracy

Things are always changing in London. Although many of the landmarks mentioned are hopefully going to be there for years to come, others may not. Prices quoted are for guidance.

If you find a detail or price that has changed, please let us know.

Detail

The walks are not overly detailed. After all, you are probably on holiday!
They simply guide you through an area of London, highlighting key points of interest and landmarks, and including some trivia you might not know – hopefully, just enough detail to make the walks interesting.

Safety

Like any big city, London has its share of urban problems such as street crime 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 that way!

Download all our walks and bus tour in a handy booklet

Just £3.50 for all 11 walks and the self-guided bus tour in a single pdf booklet

After you have paid, you will receive an email with a link to download your booklet.

The Walks

Bridges Walk

Wander over some of the many bridges crossing the Thames, including famous bridges such as London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge.
This free self-guided London walk follows parts of the Thames Path and leads you along the river front on both sides.

Royal Walk

See some of London’s most famous tourist attractions including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Number 10 Downing Street. This free London walk is excellent for first time visitors or those who are short on time.
Ten Bells pub

Ripper Walk

Explore parts of London’s East End associated with Jack the Ripper in the 1880’s, and visit the rich multi-cultural areas of Whitechapel and Spitalfields. Though few of the original locations associated with the murders remain, this free self-guided walk takes you to the sites where they were supposedly committed.

City Walk

This free London walk takes you around the area within the old London wall. It can be done in two parts: from Monument to St Pauls and from St Pauls to Tower Hill. You will pass through some of the oldest established parts of London and where the Great Fire started and ended.
Globe Theatre

Cultural Walk

This free self-guided London walk explores the south bank, waterloo and bankside areas of London and takes in medieval Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, Southwark Cathedral, London bridge and the Tate Modern art gallery.
Prospect of Whitby pub

Riverside Pubs Walk

This free London walk explores both sides of the Thames east of the Tower of London. Visit some historic riverside pubs including those associated with pirates and see other historic places such as Brunel’s Engine House.

Legal Walk

This self-guided walk takes you around Blackfriars, Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street and Chancery Lane, passing places in London associated with the English legal system.
Attractions include the area of Temple, Temple Church, the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice.

Nautical Walk

This self-guided walk explores historic Greenwich, a world heritage site long associated with royalty and maritime history. See popular London tourist attractions such as the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark.
Gandhi

Writers Walk

This self-guided walk explores the Bloomsbury area of London, made famous by Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens. See tourist attractions such as the British Museum, the Lamb pub, Great Ormond Street Hospital and other places associated with famous British writers.

Theatres Walk

This free self-guided walk explores London’s famous West End theatre district, which includes Soho, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. You will see many theatres, and the Royal Opera House.

Shopping Walk

Visit some of London’s famous shopping districts, including Regent Street and Piccadilly. This free self-guided walk leads you past classic London stores and attractions such as Smythson, Fenwick, Hamleys and Fortnum and Mason.