Specialists in London

Wartime Guided Walks

All of our walks start and finish at convenient locations and last for approximately 2 hours 30 mins to 3 hours depending on the actual walk, weather conditions and the number of questions you might ask of the guide. Questions are always welcomed and form an integral part of the experience.

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Forthcoming Walks

If you would prefer a private Blitz walk along one of our walks for a group, whether it be family, friends, a club, society or school group on a date of your choice, we can cater for groups of up to approximately 35 people.
So if you're interested, contact us for a quotation.

Starts at Apollo Victoria, Wilton Road SW1V 1LG. We mark Battle of Britain Sunday with an outing for a walk which has a definite Royal Air Force connection as we first learn of the events of Battle of Britain Day, 15 September 1940, which culminated in a major air battle over Central London. We then hear of the work of the Civil Defence services and discover surviving evidence of air raid shelters. We discover several American connections to Wartime London including a visit to the site of one of Ed Murrow‘s Blitz broadcasts. We learn about Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park, the ‘Defender of London‘ as well as hearing about a pre-war ‘Nazi‘ funeral in London. The walk passes through London‘s ‘Theatreland‘ where we hear how the industry ‘kept calm and carried on‘ before we finish our walk at St Clement Danes, Central Church of the RAF and learn of it‘s destruction on the last night of the Blitz. Walk guided by Steve Hunnisett.

The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and finishes at St Clement Danes Church.

The walk costs £9.00 per head (pay on the day).

Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details.

SEPT

17

WESTMINSTER AT WAR

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - 11:00

Starts outside All Saints Church, All Saints Drive SE3 0TY. This walk starts by explaining how and why All Saints lost it's wrought iron railings. We then see evidence of early air raid shelters before learning of how Blackheath Village was bombed in an earlier conflict before moving on to discover how the Village suffered from a devastating V-2 rocket impact at the end of the war. We learn of anti-invasion measures on the Heath and learn how General Wolfe acquired his scars of war. Walk guided Steve Hunnisett

The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and finishes at St Alfege'sChurch.

The walk costs £9.00 per head (pay on the day).

Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details.

JUN

11

BLACKHEATH & GREENWICH AT WAR

SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2017 - 11:00

Starts outside old Aldwych Tube Station, Surrey Street WC2R 1EP. “There never was a raid like it, another one like that and they'd have had us on our backs.“ So said one eye-witness of the great raid of 10th/11th May 1941. This new walk focuses on that fateful night as well as other major raids together with V-Weapons incidents affecting the area. On this walk, we learn of the destruction of London's "Oranges & Lemons" church and it's post-war resurrection. We will hear personal accounts of the gallantry of Salvation Army staff during the destruction of their headquarters building and learn of a survivor of the Battle of The Atlantic now in the heart of London. We will discover how a fortunate change of wind direction saved London from losing communications with the rest of the world, as well as hearing from eye-witnesses how All Hallows by the Tower Church was destroyed despite gallant efforts to save it. There are many other tales of heroism and destruction on this walk as well as a few surprises. Walk guided Steve Hunnisett

The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and finishes at Tower Hill.

The walk costs £9.00 per head (pay on the day).

Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details.

AUG

13

THE THAMES ON FIRE

SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST 2017 - 11:00