Enjoy one (or more) of 40 free guided walks being put on by Transport for London over the weekends of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.
Mayor Khan would like us Londoners to walk for at least 20 minutes each day to keep mentally and physically healthy and has arranged new walks for the season including a dementia-friendly stroll, a tour through Camden’s rock ’n’ roll history and a Piccadilly line walk.
Saturday 23 September:
- Sensory Walk – dementia-friendly stroll at 11.00 - exploring the history, flora and fauna of Southwark Park. On the walk, learn how to support people living with dementia to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors.
- Animal I-Spy in the City at 10:30 – a family-friendly walk, exploring the city and discovering where animals are hiding. This walk is perfect for children between the ages of fourandseven
- Camden Rock ’n’ Roll at 14:30 – enjoy a walking tour of the famous and infamous sights of Camden's rock ’n’ roll history and discover the area and the musical roots that grew out of north London
Sunday 24 September:
- The Piccadilly line at 10:00 – ever wondered why there are no flower beds in Green Park? Join this walk to learn more as the route follows the Piccadilly line above ground from Green Park to Covent Garden station. Hear the history of the Tube line and the Underground in general
- The Spooky City – ghosts, body snatchers and public executions at 11:00 and 14:00 – a walk exploring London’s sinister secrets, visiting the Old Bailey, the site of the former Newgate Prison, and many other creepy locations
- Shoreditch Tour of London’s coolest streets at 13.30 - discover hidden areas and lesser-known streets around Shoreditch and see work by some of the world’s greatest street artists. A perfect walk to learn about the area’s rich historical sites including William Blake’s grave and Shakespeare’s first London theatre
- Family Favourites – the walk that's also a quiz at 16.00 – see the Tube station that Harry Potter and Mr Weasley use and learn how it could have made Big Ben fall over, and see a location visited by Paddington Bear and its clever trick for staying lucky.
There is something to suit all ages and abilities, with levels ranging from challenging treks to short strolls, and each walk is led by an experienced Walk London guide.
Book your free space here.