Official Guides to the City of Westminster

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Explore the famous, infamous and surprising with us… Our members are qualified tour guides, wear the association badge shown here, and are dedicated to providing quality tours of the City of Westminster

We are recruiting for the 2024/5 Westminster Guides training – visit our ‘train as guide‘ page to find out more and express interest

Some upcoming walks are shown –  for the full range of available walks, please visit the Walks & Talks page.

From Sherlock’s Sitting Room to Nell Gwynn’s Den: West End Pub History Tour

Tue 30 Jul 24 14:30

£15.00, £10.00

Richard’s pub tour brings you the strange tale of one pub named after an eighteenth century naval disaster; why one is named after a famous literary sleuth and another after a real maverick policing o …

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Paddington to Marylebone: a Transport History

Sat 3 Aug 24 11:00


This walk will examine the historical and social role of canals, railways, underground, taxis and buses including Paddington and Marylebone stations. Paddington, at a far corner of Westminster borough …

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Four Palaces and an Abbey

Sat 3 Aug 24 14:00


If you’re looking for a fun, quirky and engaging walk to find out more about Westminster’s rich, diverse history, then this is for you.  This walk will include some of the major sights including two R …

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A Square Route of London: North of Oxford Street

Sun 4 Aug 24 11:00


Walk with us through some of London’s historic urban squares to discover stories of these elegant spaces and the people who lived in them. The importance of providing open spaces in the capital, espec …

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Influential Immigrants: Germans in London

Tue 6 Aug 24 10:00


Learn about some famous folk as well as some more obscure immigrants from German-speaking countries and their impact on London’s history. Germanic people have been coming to live in Britain since Roma …

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Covent Garden Theatres

Tue 6 Aug 24 14:00


Enjoy the stunning architecture of the theatres of Covent Garden, discover their history, and preview shows at these world-famous venues.   London’s West End is home to 38 theatres and attracts o …

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Free Walks for the Inside Out Festival

The City of Westminster is running the Inside Out Festival this summer (click here to get full details of all events) which showcases fun and unique cultural events across the city and best of al …

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