Coronavirus COVID-19

The Government's latest advice makes guided walks impossible for the time being. Let's keep safe, and we look forward to the time when it is possible again to give these walks and others.

Our tours

These are tours that we schedule from time to time, or that are in preparation. Click for details - please note that any dates and booking links will be for past occasions.
Dollis and Dudden Hill, people and places
by Alan Hovell for the Mayor of Brent's charities
See where the first electronic computer was built, an Art Deco synagogue and high Victorian industry.

The Greening of NW6
by Alan Hovell in association with the South Kilburn Trust
A leisurely day's stroll with talks and breaks for lunch and tea, open to all. Explore the green spaces of NW6, the well-known and the well hidden.

The Heart of Harlesden to the Ace Cafe
by Camden Tour Guides for the Mayor of Brent's charities
A peaceful stroll along the Grand Union canal from the Grand Junction Arms to the Beresford Avenue Bridge.

A Flavour of Fitzrovia
by Des Aherne for Solace Women's Aid
A flavour of Fitzrovia, an area made famous by the car trade, a square with three embassies, the taste of India, Charles Dickens's workhouse, two pubs and much more.

Regent's Park to Camden
by Denise Arnold
A wonderful variety of architecture, planned open space and historical detail all in a short walk!

Walk, Hope and Charity
A free guided charity walk by Alan Hovell
A downhill walk from Whitestone Pond to the architectural gem of South Kilburn. A communities walk following places of worship and reflective peace from Hampstead to Kilburn, numbering over 16 synagogues, mosques, Catholic, nonconformist and Anglican churches.

Step Back in Time in the Inns of Court
by Des Aherne
A two-hour walking tour around the Inns of Court and legal London, taking in this glorious part of London, seeing some beautiful buildings steeped in history and hearing about some of the people who have worked here.

Musical Hampstead
by Fabian Watkinson and Adrian Hindle-Briscall
Hampstead in the twentieth century is well-known as a centre of intellectual life. Music-makers, both composers and performers, also made it their home, and we'll visit some of them in this walk. Mostly classical, but with lighter interludes for Gracie Fields and a fascinatingly crazy house once lived in by Boy George.

Music, Musicians and then some in West Hampstead
by Alan Hovell and Camden tour guides
West Hampstead was the home of many music clubs, the Decca recording studios and many famous musicians

Walk, Talk and Chalk: a history of education in North London
by Denise Arnold
This walk is in Chalk Farm and Kentish Town where buildings of all kinds illustrate the history and development of school-age education in London. It covers many types of education provision, private, state, religious, language and thematic.

A Walk on the High Road
by Irina Porter, Willesden Local History Society, and Alan Hovell and other Camden tour guides.
A chatty and informative walk along Willesden High Road in aid of the Mayor of Brent's charities.

The Regeneration of King's Cross
by Des Aherne
A walk that links Camden's ancient past with the newest developments, via the magnificent industrial and transport history of this area.

The Stream that Unites Kilburn
by Alan Hovell and other Camden tour guides
A community stroll along the course of the Kilbourne stream on the Brent and Camden sides of Kilburn High Road.

Best-laid plans in "St John's Park" and Gospel Oak
by Adrian Hindle-Briscall
This guided walk contrasts two neighbouring areas to the east of Haverstock Hill, where the well-to-do and the desperately poor rubbed shoulders.

Contact us using the links on the tour pages if you are interested in coming on any of these walks.

Still more tours

We can talk on many other places and topics in Camden and London. Contact us if you'd like to commission a private walk about something not covered here.