Walks & talks
Our free walks have been designed to help you discover the best of the Quarter. These are free for everyone to attend and there’s no booking required so you can take an impromptu walk whenever you fancy it. Lunchtime walks start at 13.00 and last for 45 minutes so if you’re taking a break from work, you’ll still have time to grab a bite to eat. And, when there’s too much history to cram into 45mins, we make it a longer walk starting at 18.00. Just meet our professional guides at our meeting point outside 55 Baker Street.
If our scheduled walks programme doesn’t fit your timetable, book a bespoke walk at a time and date that suits you. Incorporate into a team building day, impress clients or simply arrange for staff to familiarise with the local area. Members can enjoy two FREE bespoke walk every year, see our bespoke walks page for further details.
Baker Street Beatles - 22 Mar 13:00
Find out what effect the Fab Four had on the Quarter. Walk in their footsteps and discover how the area played a vital role band’s history and the swinging sixties.
Food Tour - 26 April 18:00
We’re offering you the chance to get to know some of the area’s best food hang outs and independent stores. Expect tasters and samples, come hungry and curious. Booking required for this walk and will be released early April.
Gardens of the Quarter - 24 May 13:00
Discover the beautiful green spaces in the Quarter. We explore its delightful gardens and visit its charming private garden squares. Find out about the history of the gardens and how they were each used in days gone by.
Days of the Workhouse - 28 Jun 13:00
Discover how the Quarter looked after its poor in Georgian and Victorian times. Find out about the harsh conditions in the Marylebone Workhouses and how Victorian philanthropy offered an alternative approach through social housing and charity schools.
Pop, Rock and Roll - 26 Jul 13:00
Learn more about Baker Street Quarter music moguls, composers and singers, past and present, including Dusty Springfield, Gerry Rafferty, Eric Coates, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix and Hughie Green.
NEW Architecture: Mews to Mansion Block
A stroll through time, exploring the architecture and key gardens of the Quarter including old stables, Georgian Stucco terraces, Victorian mansion blocks and the buildings of tomorrow.
Inside the Wallace Collection - 27 Sept 13:00
An expert Collection guide will introduce the history of Hertford House and its occupants, and highlight of some of the finest pieces in the collection, including furniture, porcelain and paintings. You’ll also be able to take in the spectacular, newly refurbished Great Gallery, described as “the greatest picture gallery in Europe”. Booking required.
The booking form for this tour will be released in our weekly newsletter early September. You can register to receive the newsletter here.
Halloween Spooky Walk - 25 Oct 18:00
Prepare to be spooked on our haunted Halloween walk. Hear about some gory and gruesome tales of the past, feel free to don your own Halloween costume!
NEW Transport Through Times - 22 Nov 13:00
Join us as we explore how London’s transport came of age in the Baker Street area. From the horse drawn carriage via the Omnibus to the taxi and the modern Routemaster. Plus, find out where in the Quarter a famous Beatle once took tea with a London bus driver!
Streets of Sherlock Holmes - 13 Dec 13:00
Get to know the origins of the Quarter’s most famour character Sherlock Holmes. Whether you’re a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle’s crime sleuth or have a penchant for literature history come and join us.