This December, Footprints of London are hosting festive and alternative walks around the capital, both virtually and in person.
Christmas themed walks
If you can’t make the Victorian Christmas walking tour in person, don’t worry as you can still join the virtual edition. And if you like taking a peek at Christmas past, you can discover what the Georgians were getting up to in another virtual tour.
Fancy a socially-distanced walk with a hidden panto connection? Then join the Archway, My Way tour. Discover how Archway got its arch and uncover the many connections between Richard Whittington (of Dick Whittington fame) and Archway. You’ll also get the opportunity to take in a panoramic view across London: possibly one of Archway’s best-kept secrets.
The walk will finish in Junction Road, outside Map Gift Shop, so you can do some festive gift shopping or pick up a London-themed bauble for your tree.
Alternative walking tours around London
If you’re looking to escape the festivities, Footprints of London will also be running some alternative walking events that might take your fancy.
How about a virtual tour of Trains, Drains and Remains on 18th December? It’ll be the 130th anniversary of King William Street’s official opening: the world’s first electric underground railway.
Or how about a virtual tour based around Charles Booth’s poverty maps? Charles Booth’s Victorian Clerkenwell will start on Friday 11th December at 6pm.
And finally, there’s a new virtual tour of London’s old picture palaces. Find out what happened to all those old cinemas after the last picture show.
If you’re looking for more online events, try these!
When: Throughout December 2020
Where: In London and online
£: Tickets cost £6 – £12
More info: footprintsoflondon.com