Walking tours are a great way to see London – they offer a more leisurely experience than the tour buses, and the guides’ knowledge of the city tends towards the encyclopaedic. Even if you’re local they offer an opportunity to expand your appreciation and understanding of one of the world’s greatest capital cities.
You’ll be pleased to hear that next Saturday, 13 October, four of the organisations that offer walking tours in London will be putting on a day’s worth of walks on the theme of heroes and villains, entirely free of charge. There’s no need to book, just pick your tour and turn up at the appointed time. Here’s the rundown of what’s on offer:
- City Worthies & Unworthies – a central London ‘statue’ tour by the City of London Tourist Guides
- Writers’ Rulers & Revolutionaries – learn about the city’s heroes and villains from Clerkenwell & Islington Guides
- Saints & Sinners in SE10 – a tour of Greenwich focusing on the outlandish characters associated with it’s sea-faring past from the Greenwich Tour Guides
- Arch Villains – from James Bond to Bomber Harris via the greedy bankers, starting at the Marble Arch and presented by Westminster Guides
Do bring along your wallet or purse as the guides will be collecting for Help For Heroes, the charity that offers support to soldiers, sailors and airmen wounded in the line of duty.
You can find more details of the activities taking place on Saturday 13 October in the attached pdf file.