Black History Walks offer walking tours, educational talks and films in London. We work with museums, schools, communities and universities to deliver a diverse and engaging programme of educational experiences for students, sightseers, businesses, film fans and anyone with an interest in history and learning.
The dedicated Black History Walks team has been delivering some of the best walking tours in London for over 15 years and has more than 20 years’ experience delivering film exhibitions and talks. Our book Black History Walks in London Volume 1, published by Jacaranda, is on sale now.
For our unique and pioneering GCSE exam text book for schools produced in collaboration with Pearson Edexcel, click HERE. The book features Black British Civil Rights activism in Notting Hill and is based on our walk in that area. BHW was Activist in Residence at UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre (2021)
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As Seen On
Black History Walks has featured in national publications and on television, including the Huffington Post, ITV, Channel 4, Teachers TV and the BBC. Conde Nast Traveller listed them in their Best 15 walks in London in 2018. The Guardian put them in their Top Ten walks in 2011. They have written ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ the first and only book on the topic of Black History Walks in London. The Black History Walks group has also won several community awards. In 2020 they became the first ever Activists in Residence at University College London’s Sarah Parker Remond Centre. BHW has also invested in the Nubian Jak blue plaque scheme and installed 7 such plaques so far HERE
Our walking tours of London provide the ideal travel experience, learning activity or networking opportunity for everyday walkers and corporate clients
We offer in-person and online talks, delivered by professors and academics who excel in their fields of study. Previous audiences range from the Bank of England and the Houses of Parliament to schools and NHS settings.
The African Odysseys film programme, which offers a monthly spot for Black films (plus Q&A) at the BFI Southbank, curated by BHW and other community activists, has been running for 15 years. It is the only scheme of it’s kind in the country and has screened thousands of films to tens of thousands of people.
We have also developed an extensive list of resources to help teachers, pupils and the public learn more about Black History.
For our unique and pioneering GCSE exam text book for schools produced in collaboration with Pearson Edexcel click HERE. The book features Black British Civil Rights activism in Notting Hill and is based on our walk in that area.
Black History Walks is committed to providing exceptional educational experiences that help to uncover the 3,500 years of Black History in London.
About Black History Walks
Black History Walks was set up in 2007. Since then, the company has established a reputation for its diverse programme of high-quality walks, tours, talks, educational courses, resources and film events. Black History Walks is committed to providing exceptional experiences that educate people about Britain’s Black history. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ published by Jacaranda Books will be out in 2021. It is the first guided walk book on London’s African/Caribbean past.
The organisation has developed a collective, which includes a diverse range of contributors, including athletes, teachers, artists, film-makers and academics who collaborate to deliver a programme of walks, talks, films and events throughout the year. The Black History Walks team includes PhDs, authors and professors, enabling us to provide the highest levels of expertise. We pride ourselves on the variety, consistency and quality of the educational events we offer.
We have also teamed with Nubian Jak plaques to install plaques in honour of outstanding African/Caribbean people. Plaques for Dennis Brown, Frank Chrichlow, Dr Harold Moody, Phyliss Wheatley, Emma Clarke, Darcus Howe have already been unveiled and more are to come. If you would like to sponsor a plaque please get in touch.
Upcoming Walks & Tours
Reviews of Black History Walks, Tours & Talks
It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all
Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada
A truly inspiring day
Isschara Maxine, London
Extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant
Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA
Best element of the trip
Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA
Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday
Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA
A rich and detailed learning experience
Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA
The children talk about it for a long time afterwards
Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets
I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture
William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University
Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions.
Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon
Nothing but positive feedback
Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP