Walk London: More Free Guided Walks This Weekend

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Walk London: More Free Guided Walks This Weekend

This post is written in partnership with Walk London.

This weekend, Walk London is putting on 58 free guided walks around the capital. Many throw new light on familiar central London settings. Others explore the suburbs and parts of town not always covered by guided walks.

Last week, we gave a round up of the best walks taking place on Saturday 28 May. Today, we've selected some of the highlights from Sunday 29 May. All walks are free, and all you need to do is turn up at the appropriate place and time. Happy walking!

Central London

Architecture fans might enjoy a tour called From the Romans to Norman Foster, taking in the varied buildings of the City of London (2.1 miles, 10.30am, 2pm). Those who prefer the secret world beneath the streets should turn up for the Subterranean London tour, around the Strand and Westminster area, which visits (above ground) the sites of bunkers, tunnels and crypts (<5 miles, 10.30am). For a more regal affair, try the Old Palace Quarter tour, which explores the palaces and passages of St James (<5 miles, 10.45am).

A mysterious ancient London tour beginning in late morning promises 11,000 beheaded virgins, the most magnificent statue in London and black magic (<5 miles, 11.30am). More delightful oddness on a South Kensington tour, which includes "President Kennedy's house, the SAS, 140 billion frozen peas, Darwin, a Russian cathedral, South American shrunken heads [and] the weird subway that inspired the greatest London poem ever" (<5 miles, 2pm). Literary devotees, meanwhile, might like to explore the London of Dickens and Shakespeare (<5 miles, 2pm).

Finally, two evening strolls visit some of the best pubs in Chelsea (<5 miles, 7pm), and the ghosts of the City (<5 miles, 7.30pm).

Out of Centre

A number of walks offer the chance to explore parts of the capital not always covered by guided tours. Head out east for an amble around historic Woolwich and Charlton, including a rare tour of the Royal Arsenal (6.5 miles, 10am). Slightly up-river, you might prefer a look around Greenwich, including a boat ride from central London (<5 miles, 10.30am). Further afield, there's another chance to explore the ancient Epping Forest (4.8 miles, llam).

Follow the Parkland Walkway (part of the Capital Ring), an abandoned railway between Highgate and Finsbury Park (4.5 miles, 1pm), or try a tour along the River Brent and Grand Union Canal (5.5 miles, 1.30pm).

This is just a taster of the walks on offer. For full details, visit Walk London.

Last Updated 27 May 2011