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.

Stephen by St Annes Soho

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

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

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


Sundays 13 January and 10 February  @ 11.00

Mr Selfridge and his competitors – tales of the greatest West End 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:


Friday 11 January and Sunday 27 January

Passport to Pimlico – mainly Cubitt but with a sprinkle of the 20th century


The Pimlico we see today is largely down to the vision of one man, Thomas Cubitt, who planned the area for the Duke of Westminster in the early 19th century. In this walk we see some of Cubitt’s streets and squares but also some of the interesting 20th century additions, such as the colossal 1930s Dolphin Square apartment development and the innovative 1960s Lillington Gardens council estate. Plus we hear about some of the well known residents, from victorian illustrator Aubrey Beardsley to fashion designer Laura Ashley as well as politicians from Oswald Mosley to Winston Churchill.

Join me for a fascinating stroll through one of central London’s lesser known districts.

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


And I do regular free tours at Tate Modern.

Tate extension

Tuesday 29 January and Tuesday 12 February @ 11.00 (Artist and Society tour)

Thursday 10 January and Friday 22 February @ 12.00 (In the Studio tour)

Tuesday 22 January and Tuesday 26 February @ 13.00 (Between Object and Architecture/Performer and Participant tour)

Wednesday 16 January and Tuesday 5 February @ 15.00 (Media Networks tour)

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



Phone: +44 (0) 7958 916 402

Twitter: @stephensLDN

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One 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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