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Walking Tours in London

Sean Patterson’s unconventional walks combine architecture, literature, social history and psychogeography to bring London’s past, present and future to life.

Group walks and private walks available. Get in touch to discuss requirements!

Charles Booth Inspired Walks

Charles Booth inspired walks use Victorian philanthropist Charles Booth’s pioneering socio-economic study of London as we follow his actual routes and read from his notebook. Readings from famous diaries, literature and documents help to describe the past, present and future of each area.

The Charles Booth Inspired Deptford Walk is Royal Geographic Society’s most popular audio walk:  http://www.discoveringbritain.org/walks/region/greater-london/london-deptford.html

Literature Walks

Literature walks explore particular themes such as the urban mindset of Georgian Covent Garden, or the radical and religious history of Clerkenwell.

City of London/Westminster Walks

Private/educational walks available in London’s two Cities. Just ask!

+++Stop Press: Charles Booth Walks can now announce our participation in the creation of the new Assassins Creed game+++

Look out for Charles Booth Walks listing in top London walks Homes and Garden January edition available December 2015

 Sean’s Deptford walk featured on Michael Portillo on Great British Railway Journeys 2015  


Sean’s Whitechapel walk has also appeared on BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow Detectives.

Lonely Planet ‘A thinking man’s tour’


 Check out this latest Londonist article about the skull and crossbones in Deptford’s graveyard.


Listen to Sean discussing Greenwich and Deptford with Canadian podcaster Jason Bryden

Ep. 52 Catholic Spies Like Us