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

Charles Booth Inspired walks:   Deptford, Whitechapel, Clerkenwell, Westminster

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.

Literature and Charles Booth virtual walks:

‘Nothing but superlatives from us for these virtual walk talks’ – Trip-Advisor 

Stop press – Hour long live zoom ‘virtual tour’ versions of Sean’s Charles Booth walks and literature walks, can now be booked via Eventbrite and are listed here:

Virtual Deptford Booth tour Thursday October 29th at 7pm                             eventbrite tickets

Virtual Westminster Booth tour Friday October 30th 6pm                                eventbrite tickets    

Virtual Clerkenwell Literary tour Tuesday November 3rd 6pm                        eventbrite tickets

Virtual Whitechapel Booth tour Friday  November 6th 6pm                             eventbrite tickets

Virtual Covent Garden 18C Literature tour Thursday November 12th 6pm   eventbrite tickets

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 general walks:

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

Sean’s Deptford walk featured on Michael Portillo on Great British Railway Journeys 2015 and his Whitechapel walk on Antiques Roadshow Detectives the following year.

The Charles Booth Inspired Deptford Walk is Royal Geographic Society’s most popular audio walk:   Link

Charles Booth Walks were involved in the research for the Assassin’s Creed game.


Polly Toynbee ‘great!’

Lonely Planet ‘A thinking man’s tour’  Link 

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

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