Theme: Architecture

Stoke Newington and Newington Green

This walk starts in Newington Green on the edge of Islington, which has a rich history. The second half of the walk is along Church St, an oasis of cafes, restaurants and pubs – a route featured in the Eurostar magazine in 2017. At one end is a medieval church and at the other the fabulously gothic Abney Park cemetery.

Marylebone and Regents Park

Marylebone’s buildings are mostly Georgian, Regency and late Victorian. You can see examples of all three during your Greet. Also included in this Greet is a visit to Regents Park which many consider to be the most beautiful of the London Royal Parks.

Hampstead Village

This Greet covers Hampstead Village, New End, Church Row, Hampstead Parish Church, Fenton House and Whitestone Pond.

St John’s Wood, Little Venice and Abbey Road

The two-hour walk passes the Abbey Road recording studio and Lord’s Cricket ground, through St Johns Wood and Maida Vale’s 100 years of residential architecture and finishes on the Regent’s canal and Little Venice basin. An optional extra hour on this Greet allows for a canal ride through Regent’s Park to finish at Camden Market.

The City

From little secrets left behind by the Romans to modern architecture, the visitor will get a glimpse of the City’s rich background.

Greenwich Old Town and Maritime

This Greet focuses on the Greenwich old town centre and the wider World Heritage Site.

Kensington

The Victoria and Albert (V&A) is the largest museum of art and design in the world, housed in a historic Victorian building.

Hampstead

Kenwood House is a hidden gem in Hampstead. Hampstead itself is known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and the wooded Hampstead Heath.

St James

A fascinating area of London. On this Greet, hear stories of the history of this area where Nelson met Wellington, Charles I was executed and negotiations to prevent a world war took place.

Mayfair

This Mayfair Greet takes in locations connected with people as diverse as Edward Heath, John Adams, Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, Handel, Oscar Wilde and Theodore Roosevelt. Mayfair holds its allure on the Monopoly board for good reason.

Dorothy Gonsalves

Dorothy is a former civil servant in Westminster and is experienced in the workings of government and parliament. Now retired, she volunteers at the V&A museum in Kensington and Kenwood House in Hampstead.

Michael Rabin

Michael had a career in the law, both as a practitioner and as a judge. He has travelled widely throughout the world.

Laurence Olins

Laurence is a semi-retired businessman/investor who lives and works in St Johns Wood in North London

Ruth Swirsky

Ruth has lived in Stoke Newington for over thirty years. Ruth is a former teacher with a love of local history, and her London ‘village’.

Dominic Flint

Dominic is a qualified Westminster Tour Guide. He particularly enjoys themed walks, for example the fight for women’s suffrage, or the development of club government, but equally enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the development of architecture that makes Westminster such a special place to visit.

Paul Olins

Paul is London born and has spent his life there. He is passionate about London and is happy to share his knowledge of the city.

Eleanor Monk

Eleanor has lived in Greenwich for 30 years. She has been conducting walking tours around Greenwich for seven years and has family connections to the area going back 100 years.