Favourite London Walks is a compilation of walks from my four previous London books. Just over half the walks come from Walking London; the rest come from Walking Village London, Walking Notorious London and Secret London. With 50 walks, Favourite London Walks is much bigger than the individual source books – and therefore costs a little more – and it's probably also the most comprehensive London walking guide you can buy. If you do all the walks in the book you will be more than entitled to call yourself someone who knows London and its history far better than the average Londoner.

The walks cover the whole of central London and parts beyond too, not just well-known places like Richmond, Greenwich, Hampstead and Kew, but gems way off the beaten track like Walthamstow, Pinner, Carshalton and Bexley, all of which, I guarantee, are surprises in store. There are also walks along the courses of lost rivers like the Fleet and Tyburn, and theme walks, including one on Jack the Ripper and the notorious East End. As in the source books, each walk comes complete with detailed map, full route directions, historical and descriptive information, opening times for museums, galleries, churches and historic houses, toilet locations and suggestions for all-important refreshment stops.

See the contents

Central London

  • Westminster and St James's
  • Exploring Secret St James's
  • Mayfair
  • Marylebone
  • Following the Tyburn River
  • Central Parks
  • Kensington
  • Notting Hill
  • Bayswater to Belgravia
  • Following the Westbourne River
  • Chelsea
  • Regent's Park
  • Regent's Canal
  • Islington
  • Highgate to Hampstead
  • Soho to Trafalgar Square
  • Notorious Soho
  • Covent Garden
  • Bloomsbury
  • Inns of Court
  • Following the Fleet River
  • The Notorious Fleet Valley
  • Clerkenwell
  • The City around Fleet Street and St Paul's
  • The City between Guildhall and the Tower
  • Exploring the Secret City (West of St Paul's)
  • Exploring the Secret City (East of St Paul's)

East London

  • Bermondsey to Rotherhithe
  • The Notorious East End
  • Wapping to Limehouse

West London

  • Barnes to Fulham
  • Kew to Hammersmith
  • Brentford
  • Syon Park to Strawberry Hill
  • Richmond
  • Hampton Court

North London

  • Pinner
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • Chipping Barnet and Monken Hadley
  • Enfield
  • Walthamstow

South London

  • Wimbledon
  • Mitcham
  • Carshalton
  • Dulwich
  • Greenwich
  • Blackheath
  • Bexley

Introduction from the book

I haven't included the introduction from the book here because it is pretty much paraphrased above. If there's anything else you would like to know about Favourite London Walks, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me.

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