COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 2021
In accordance with the latest UK Government instructions, outdoor hospitality was permitted to resume from 12 April 2021. This is as per the "rule of six" - i.e. five guests plus the guide = six people in total, so we are currently permitted to guide small groups on this basis. As far as larger groups are concerned, this currently looks as if we may be able to resume either from 21 June. Once this is confirmed, we will be able to resume our public walks but as there is currently a certain amount of doubt regarding this final clearance, we will hold off before any proposed dates on the "Walk Dates" page. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this particular situation and will proceed as per government advice and instructions.
As the name suggests, we offer guided walks through selected areas of London where, if one knows where to look, there is a vast amount of our wartime history still to be seen and many stories to be told about the Battle of Britain, The Blitz, the V-Weapons campaigns and general life in Wartime London. All of our walks are illustrated with archive photos that provide a ‘then and now’ perspective and feature artefacts from the period for the group to inspect, as well as a wealth of eye-witness personal accounts that help bring the period to life.
Our knowledge of the localities we cover as well as the history of those times, both from the level of the ordinary Londoner as well as those making the top level decisions, coupled with an intimate understanding of the various organisations involved and the hardware used, make our walks a unique and fascinating experience for the walker, whether you are a serious history buff, a member of a school or service group, or just an interested visitor to our city.
We can also provide talks to Schools or any organised groups on London at War, The Blitz, or the ‘Home Front’ in general and wherever possible, we will tailor the talk to cover the locality involved. We also provide research assistance for family history purposes and have also assisted television production companies for programmes such as "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Blitz Cities" in particular. Steve recently appeared with Mat McLachlan of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours from Australia in a short documentary in which Mat and I explored the wartime City of London. Click here to view it!