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Blackfriars to Holborn

Blackfriars to Holborn

Monumental office buildings around the former heart of the newspaper industry

Length: The walk is approximately 2.5 kilometres

Bloomsbury Science Walk

Bloomsbury Science Walk

The forcing ground for historic scientific and medical discoveries - perfect for science enthusiasts - revised 2012

Length: 1.5 kilometres

Borough

Borough

A walk in south London celebrating medical and mathematical history, The Canterbury Tales, Dickens and one of the most attractive food markets in London

Length: 2.5 kilometres

Chelsea

Chelsea

A London walk through charming Chelsea, stomping ground of Sloane Rangers, but also teeming with the ghosts of monumental thinkers and artists of the past

Length: 2 kilometres

Clapham

Clapham

A London walk south of the river around Samuel Pepys' chosen place of retirement and the cradle of the Clapham Sect

Length: 2.5 kilometres

Clerkenwell and Islington

Clerkenwell and Islington

A London walk off the beaten track that encapsulates the city's history and architecture from the Middle Ages to the present

Length: 2.5 kilometres

Dickens and the Law - Bleak House by Patrick Knox

Dickens and the Law - Bleak House by Patrick Knox

A fascinating Dickens audio walk through the Inns of Court based on 'Bleak House' and Dickens' own experience of the Law as a young man. Written and narrated by Patrick Knox

Length: 1.5 kilometres

Euston to King's Cross

Euston to King's Cross

An atmosphere of transience and railway terminal seediness mingled with philanthropic schemes and unexpected havens make this a fascinating London walk

Length: 3 kilometres

Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia

Discover anarchist cells, artistic bohemia, poetry, braying donkeys and the unwavering pendulum of time in this London walk through an often overlooked part of the city

Length: 1.5 kilometres

Highgate

Highgate

This Highgate walk is a bracing meander through an 18th century health resort, retracing its history from London's last glacier to Karl Marx's grave

Length: 1.5 - 2 kilometres

Mayfair North

Mayfair North

Careful town planning by the Grosvenor Estate encircles its central showpiece - Grosvenor Square, dominated by the American Embassy

Length: 2 kilometres

Mayfair South

Mayfair South

Setting for high fashion and high jinks since the beginning of the 18th century

Length: 2.5 kilometres

Old Street

Old Street

The northern fringes of the City of London: where nonconformists escaped city jurisdiction and where surprising new uses are found for old buildings

Length: 3 kilometres

Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames

Favoured by Tudor monarchs stunning Georgian architecture and one of the most celebrated views in England

Length: 3.5 kilometres

Shadwell and Wapping

Shadwell and Wapping

Three centuries of dramatic change - from fine 18th century churches to the coming of the Victorian docks, and from the ravages of World War Two Blitz to trendy Docklands

Length: 3 kilometres

Soho

Soho

London's bohemian quarter with its prostitutes and patisseries, haunt of the famous for over three centuries - from Mozart to Karl Marx, from Dizzy Gillespie to Francis Bacon

Length: 2 kilometres

St James's

St James's

St. James's Palace and Park, shaped by successive monarchs, and the clubs that mushroomed outside the gates

Length: 2 kilometres

Strand and Embankment

Strand and Embankment

Medieval and later connections but mostly Edwardian razzmatazz - hotels, restaurants and theatres all perched above Bazalgette's Embankment

Length: 2 kilometres

Theatreland

Theatreland

Spotlight on fifteen of London's historic theatres

Length: 2 kilometres

Vauxhall

Vauxhall

Contrasts off the beaten track in Lambeth: Pleasure Gardens and clubbing spots; squats and Duchy of Cornwall model homes; gas works and Doulton's pottery

Length: 2.5 kilometres

Victoria

Victoria

Religion and philanthropy on the site of slums and prisons

Length: 2 kilometres

Whitechapel to Spitalfields

Whitechapel to Spitalfields

Three groups of immigrants - French, East European and Bangladeshi - have left their mark on this fascinating part of London's East End

Length: 1.5 kilometres