London Walks

Illustrated guided tours of London

Over the past few years I’ve written and illustrated numerous walking guides for capitals' leading blog site: Londonist.com. Below I’ve listed some of theses. If you do walk any of them please let me know how you got on; has anything changed, have paths been rerouted or new features added or demolished? Contact me david(at)monojo-i.co.uk

RIVER MOSELLE
No not the French Moselle, but the one that runs from Muswell Hill and Highgate to the River Lee Navigation. 7.25 miles. read

 River Moselle

THE FIRST ZEPPELIN RAID
Walk the route that the first Zeppelin bombing raid took over north and east London. read

The first Zeppelin raid

RIVER RAVENSBOURNE
From Catford to the Thames (the scenic route). read

River Ravensbourne

RIVER WANDLE
The Wandle Trail from Morden to the Thames at Wandsworth; 5.7 miles. read

The Wandle Trail

RIVER THAMES
A 5.6 mile walk along the Thames, from Belevedere to Woolwich with stunning views of London. read

River Thames

RIVER LEA
A 6.15 mile walk from Lea Bridge Road to the Thames at Trinity Buoy Wharf. read

River Lea

RIVER WESTBOURNE
A 9 mile walk from Hampstead Heath to the Thames, exploring the musical connections to this river. read

River Westbourne

COUNTERS CREEK
Despite flowing under some of London’s most affluent areas, this is probably London’s most unknown and unloved hidden river. A 6 mile walk. read

Counters Creek

A GREEN WALK
A 9.5 mile walk from Finchley to Regent’s Park with over 80% through river valleys, heath and parks. read

A green walk

PODCAST
Listen to N Quentin Woolf and I as we walk and talk about the stretch of Thames  from the Barrier to Greenwich. listen


VAUXHALL
The story of Vauxhall and how it got its name. From French mercenary to motor manufacturer. read

Vauxhall


AN EGYPTIAN PUMPING STATION
An Isle of Dogs pumping station and why it looks the way it does. read

Isle of Dogs Pumping Station

 

ANGERSTEIN & MURPHY WHARF
London’s last major maritime import dock. read

Angerstein and Murphy Wharf