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. This walk 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.

MAY

7

WESTMINSTER AT WAR

SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017 - 11:00

Starts outside Bermondsey Underground Station, SE16 4RX. On this walk we examine the wartime past of this famous old borough and visit such diverse places as St Mary's Church, the old Police Station at Paradise Street where we learn how the cleaner earned a gallantry award, Dockhead Church where we hear of a terrible V-2 Rocket incident right at the end of the war. We also venture 'underneath the arches' at London Bridge, where we hear about shelter life and an appalling tragedy beneath the arch at Stainer Street. We also hear of the work done at Guy's Hospital which although damaged by bombs, always remained open. Walk guided by local author and historian Neil Bright ("The Blitz Detective").

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.

MAR

26

BERMONDSEY'S BLITZ

SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017 - 11:00