Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some common questions

Be COVID safe

During these difficult times walks will be kept to a maximum of four guests. If you are feeling unwell or showing COVID symptoms please do not attend the walk. Please wear a face covering (masks on public transport are mandatory) and bring hand sanitizer (I will provide sanitizer should you forget). If you are able to do so please wash hands when leaving public transport and before you join the walk. All walks are mainly outdoors. Photographs inside churches, museums and public buildings may not be possible due to local COVID restrictions.

No. If you wish to join a walk and just see the sights and find out a little more about the areas we will be visiting then that’s just fine. If you have a mobile with a camera you can still get some impressive photos.

Walks commence from the London underground station or Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station (all on the same network) given in your joining instructions at 10am.

If you experience delays on the morning of your walk and you feel you may miss the start, contact us on 07551 632 709 and we will either delay the start or arrange to meet at a point further into the walk.

For details of joining locations please see the Joining Info page here.

A PDF of the London underground network can be downloaded from here.

Transport for London also have an online journey planner here.

Information about travel tickets can be found here.

I have given an indicative time of four hours but the exact time will depend on the size of the group and how keen the group is to stay at a location and take more photos. I understand there will be times that someone may need to leave early to meet family and friends – just let me know if you need to do so.

Subject to local COVID restrictions there will be several opportunities to buy drinks and snacks on the walk. No time is scheduled to sit down and eat, but if the group view is that a coffee break would be welcome it’s not a problem.

Yes I have a record of facilities en route and will point these out as we come across them. Some are free, but many require a payment of 20p, 50p or 1 Euro, so bring some small change just in case (I’ll have some if you forget). Some facilities may be closed due to local COVID restrictions.

Tough one that. Only you will know what you are capable of doing mobility wise. All of the walks, except the Time Traveller’s Walk, are on the flat, but will require you to use flights of steps. The Time Traveller’s walk has a not very long but steep walk up to the Royal Observatory.

The walk will go ahead unless the Met Office declare a red weather warning. Guests will be contacted by phone (if given when booking) in the event of a cancellation and offered an alternative walk.

The BBC weather forecast can be found here. The Met Office forecast can be found here.

During the COVID restrictions groups will be kept to a maximum of four guests. If you have a family member or friend who wishes to join the walk then I have a card reader and payment can be made by debit or credit card on the day.

Sorry but everyone who attends the walk has to pay the walk fee.

You are welcome to swap your booking for the same or different walk on another day but yes you can send a substitute.

Only English I’m afraid.

Please wear a face covering (masks on public transport are mandatory) and bring hand sanitizer (I will provide sanitizer should you forget). If you are able to do so please wash hands when leaving public transport and before you join the walk.

Outerwear suitable for the weather (see above), Sun hat and sun cream in hot sunny weather, water in hot weather, your camera, any lenses you wish to try out during the walk, fully charged and spare batteries if you have them, memory card(s) with plenty of space, Travelcard or money for your journey home. Cash or card to buy food and drink and some small charge for toilets / washrooms.

Please note that should you wish to take photographs in Southwark Cathedral (subject to COVID restrictions) on the South Bank Walk you will need to purchase a £1 photo permit.

Guests booking the Time Traveller’s walk will need to make a short train journey to Shoreditch so a valid ticket for Transport for London will be required.

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