Frequently Asked Questions

How long are your walks?

Generally between 1.5 and 2 hours. Occasionally I do longer events eg two walks split with lunch in the middle. A tour of the Royal Courts of Justice will last betwen 1 hour and 1.5 hours. A tour of the Supreme Court will last around an hour.

Do you do public walks?

Not many. Most of my walks are private ones. If I am planning a public walk then I wiill mention it on my Home page.

How much do you charge?

For public walks the price will be set out when I advertise the walk - I use Eventbrite for bookings. For private walks the fee is by arrangement with the group - I try to stay in line with market rates.

What happens if weather is bad on the day of the walk?

It is very rare for a walk needing to be cancelled - people attending should check the weather forecast and dress appropriately on the day (and carry an umbrella if rain is forecast). I would only cancel a walk if weather conditions were so extreme that the event could not be enjoyable for those participating. if I cancel a public walk then I will give good notice via email. Cancellation of a private walk would be done in consultation with the organiser.

How do I contact you?

Email me on

Why choose you to run a walk?

There are a lot of very good guides working in London; there are also a lot of very poor ones. To some extent you can differentiate a guide by whether they hold any professional guiding qualification - I hold two qualifications. A professional guiding qualification also carries with it public liability insurance for the guide. But the best way of assessing a guide, other than by trying them out, is to look at feedback on their work - for this please see my Reviews page.

Do you use social media?

I tweet @colinwalklondon (no "s"), mostly on London related issues and often with photos.