Walk London, a Transport for London (TfL) project, launches Spring into Summer – 40 free guided walks covering some of London’s top walking routes. All walks are designed to reveal some of London’s best secret places, parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces.
There are walks to suit all ages and interests.
Family walks include The Great Fire of London, where we visit key sights in the story of the fire, learn about how it was fought and why it started, and how London was rebuilt afterwards. You will also hear stories of some of the people affected by this cataclysmic event. There are even fun worksheets for children to complete and exciting prizes to be won!
The Family Favourites walk is a popular fun walk which takes in the Tube station that Harry Potter and Mr Weasley use and reveals how it could have made Big Ben fall over. You visit a location visited by Paddington Bear, and learn a clever trick for staying lucky. A fun-filled quiz and prizes for children round off the walk.
The walk Goodnight Mister Tom is inspired by the much-loved book. Hear what life was like for those who remained in London during the Blitz and explore the heroic work undertaken, as well as tales of animal bravery.
London is a fantastic city to explore by foot, with many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Walking is also proven to reduce stress, and is a simple way to improve your physical health. The free guided walks are perfect for families, singles, couples or groups who want to discover what’s on London’s doorstep – culturally, historically and environmentally.
The Spring into Summer weekend is organised by Walk Unlimited and funded by TfL. All walks start and finish at, or within easy reach of, public transport facilities.
To book your free place visit the Walk London website: www.walklondon.org.uk