Museum of London Walks
From ancient ruins to modern day facades London is a city of many stories. Join experts from the Museum of London and professional guides as they lead all kinds of special walks and visits with something in the programme for everyone. So put on your walking shoes and find out where a Museum walk will take you! Once tickets are booked the Box Office will advise you on where the walk will start from. For the Friends concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844. All walks are £10 per person (concs £8, Friends £7).
Dickens Fact from Fiction
Sunday 12th February, 11am – 1pm
Inspired by the Dickens and London exhibition, trace Dickens’ life and literature through the streets of the Square Mile, Led by Blue Badge Guide John Finn.
To book tickets call 020 7001 9844.
Walk the Olympic way
Saturdays 25th February, 31st March, 28th April, 26th May, 11am – 1pm
Discover the redevelopment of the area around the Olympic Park, including a look at finds unearthed on site by the Museum of London’s archaeologists.
Book tickets for 25th February
Book tickets for 31st March
Book tickets for 28th April
Book tickets for 26th May
Art London: Arts and Crafts
Saturday 3rd March, 11am – 1pm
Explore the personalities and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement, including William Morris, CR Ashbee and Liberty of London.
Saturday 17th March, 11am – 1.15pm
Rachel Kolsky uncovers Hackney old and new, from an ancient church tower to the 16th century Sutton House and Hackney Empire music hall.
Dickens fact from fiction: the Thames
Saturday 14th April, 11am – 1pm
Inspired by our Dickens and London exhibition, join Chris Everett for a tour of Thames-related Dickens tales, from its use as a setting in his novels to a riverside inn frequented by the author.
Shakespeare in the City
Saturday 21st April, 11am – 1pm
Tread the streets of Shakespearean London as Niall McDevitt uncovers the Bard’s little-known history – including lodging with Huguenots and owning the Blackfriars Playhouse.
Saturday 12th May, 11am – 1pm
Get to know our monarchs past and present on a tour that takes in Westminster Abbey, St James’s Palace and Marlborough House.
Saturday 19th May, 11am – 1pm
Encounter the dark past of London’s original Chinatown, notorious in the 19th century for criminal gangs and opium dens, as Brian Grover unpicks the myths and realities of life in Limehouse.
London, protest and revolution
Saturday 9th June, 11am – 1pm
Hear about Oliver Cromwell, Karl Marx, the Pankhursts and more in this journey through the capital’s rebellious past in the heart of Westminster.
Art London: Art Deco
Saturday 16th June, 11am – 1pm
Chris Everett reveals the legacy of the jazz age in the West End, evident in the elegant angles and riotous curves of Claridge’s, BBC Broadcasting House and more.
The sights and sites of Roman London
Saturday 23rd June, 11am – 1pm
Through visits to the Roman amphitheatre, military fort and Temple of Mithras, discover how the capital’s first residents would work, rest and play throughout the rise and fall of Londinium.
Saturday 7th July, 11am – 1pm
Enjoy a stroll through historic Poplar, from the hardship of its workhouses to the wealth created by the East India Docks.
Saturday 14th July, 11am – 1pm
A rollicking romp through the film and TV studios, music halls and cinemas of Shepherd’s Bush, ending on the site of the 1908 Olympic Stadium.
Tooting: saris, spice and splendour
Saturday 21st July, 11am – 1pm
Take in delights from Indian sweetmeats to 1920s tube stations, plus a visit to the Granada cinema with its magnificent Moorish interior.