Come on one of my walks …

I am qualified walking tour guide, and a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association, the City of London Guide Lecturers Association and the Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Association.

Why not join me on one of my walks in the real world! Here is my upcoming schedule.

Most are 1½ to 2 hour walks (£12/£9 concs) bookable via Footprints of London:

Or come and join me for FREE! at Morden Hall Park or Tate Modern- see my dates below.

Here is a what I am doing over the next couple of months.


Sundays 16 June, 7 July and 11 August @ 11.00

Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores


A walk through the heart of the West End shopping district to hear some of the stories behind the famous names.  Hear some of the true stories of Mr Selfridge and why the recent television series is not all it seems. Also learn why John Lewis might be surprised what happened to his company and see where the original Debenhams was located.

£12 (£9 concessions) Advance booking only at:


Monday 10 July and Saturday 20 July @ 11.00

Pioneering Women of Westminster – Queens, Suffragettes, Wallpaper and Cakes

Westminster was one of the focal points of the movement to get women the vote and it was the original location of the Women’s Library. And there are many pioneering women connected with Westminster such as Countess Markievicz, first woman elected to Parliament, Eleanor Rathbone, promoter of the family allowance, Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union and Edith Craig, theatrical lesbian and campaigner.

But we are not just talking about political activists. Westminster was also one time home to Lady Sybil Colefax, co-founder of interior design company Colefax and Fowler, all-round entertainer Petula Clark and radio presenter Majorie Anderson, who anchored the ground breaking Womens’ Hour for many years.

In this walk we explore Westminster’s feminine side and hear some of the stories of these pioneering women of Westminster.

£12 (£9 concessions) Advance booking only at:


Sunday 9 June @ 11.00

Circling the City – a walk round the historic boundary of the Square Mile

This is a pair of walks which circles the historic City of the London – the so-called Square Mile. This is part of the London festival of Architecture which runs throughout June.

In the morning, we trace the line of the Roman and Medieval Wall around the City of London from Blackfriars to the Tower of London.

In the afternoon we see the City from the river side starting at Tower Hill, crossing London Bridge and over into historic Bankside. We return to the City over Blackfriars Bridge

You can do the whole walk or you can do just the morning or the afternoon section.

Both parts: £20 (£15 concessions); Morning or afternoon only: £12 (£9 concessions)

Advance booking only at:


And I do regular free tours at Tate Modern.

Tate extension

Tuesday 4 June, Friday 26 July and Tuesday 6 August @ 11.00 (Artist and Society tour)

Tuesday 18 June, Monday 22 July, Tuesday 13 August and Tuesday 27 August @ 12.00 (In the Studio tour)

Thursday 31 May, Tuesday 9 July, Friday 26 July and Tuesday 27 August @ 13.00 (Performer and Participant tour)

Thursday 6 June, Tuesday 11 June, Friday 19 July and Monday 19 August @ 15.00 (Media Networks tour)

All Tate Modern tours now meet on Level 4, Natalie Bell Building (formerly known as the Boiler House)


I also free history tours at Morden Hall Park for the National Trust. These run on Sundays at 11.30 and 13.00 starting at the Information Point in the Park.

The next dates I am doing are: Sunday 21 July



Phone: +44 (0) 7958 916 402

Twitter: @stephensLDN

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1 thought on “Come on one of my walks …

  1. Just reminiscing about my childhood in SW 18 I used to live on the east hill estate near st georges hospital dad had a shop in st John’s hill called the radio shack (not the USA one) used to walk to clapham junction and the other way to the high street to the Arndale centre then onto king georges park in the 70s I used to go to Eltringham school near that concrete roundabout – dare say east hill has been redeveloped by now? Hated the smell of hops from the Brewery !

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