Walks & Tours

As seen in BBC2’s “Great British Story” (2012) and featured in The Guardian’s “Top 10 Best Guided Walks of London” (2011), Conde Nast Traveller top 15 walks in London (2018) Black History Walks provide the best walking tours in London.Black History Walks in London Volume 1 out soon.

There are 12 walking tours of London to choose from. Each area has been carefully selected for its importance in Black History. Our expert tour guides will help participants to uncover the 3,500 years of Black History in London through interactive discussion and exceptional educational experiences.

Whether you’re a Londoner looking for something new, a teacher interested in booking a London history walk for your students, an overseas visitor seeking an interesting travel experience or a business looking for a unique networking opportunity, Black History Walks has a fantastic offer for you.

The dedicated Black History Walks team, has been delivering some of the best London walking tours for over 13 years. The team involves management consultants, diversity experts, authors, academics and has lectured at some of London’s most impressive venues, including the National Portrait Gallery and the British Film Institute. Black History Walks in London Volume 1  (order here ) is the first-ever Black History walking tour guide and the walks have featured on the BBC, ITV, CNN and in national publications such as The Guardian newspaper.

Black History Walks are dedicated to providing authentic, stimulating and engaging walking tours that help to educate people from all walks of life about London’s Black History.

What Can You Expect from a Black History Walk?

  • 12 walks to choose from, spread across 10 areas of historic interest throughout London
  • Each walk lasts approximately two hours
  • Three walks take place indoors at London’s most prestigious art galleries – Tate Britain, National Gallery and The Wallace Collection.
  • Periodically we also run bus and river tours.
  • Private walks are available on request
  • Start times can be tailored to the needs of the individual or group
  • All walks are quick and easy to book online
  • Walks take place monthly
  • We highlight and fund Nubian Jak plaques to honour black heroes.

Sign up to our free newsletter to receive updates on upcoming events or scroll through the walks on offer and book today!

Black History Walks in London Volume 1 is out in December 2020 from Jacaranda Books.

Upcoming Walks & Tours

Camden Black History Walk

24th October 10am
This special walk for Camden Black History Month delves into an amazing depth of African/Caribbean history between Soho Square and Russell Square: It features: Ancient African civilisations Black Female entrepeneurs…
Find Out More

St Paul’s/Bank walk

3rd October 10am
In 140 minutes your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence and contribution to London’s way of life. Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all…
Find Out More
African Descent

Clapham Common Walk

4th October - 11am
Due to interest generated from recent events and the Decade of People of African Descent we explore the hidden Black history in Clapham About this Event Due to recent protests…
Find Out More

Black History River Cruises and Bus Tours

In addition to our extensive programme of Black history walks in London, we offer a bi-monthly schedule of river cruises and bus tours. River Thames cruises and history bus tours of London are a popular choice in the summer months.

Watch this video of our three-hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Vauxhall, then on to the Thames Barrier and back for an idea of what to expect. Your tour guide will highlight the hidden African/Caribbean history on display, some of which dates back 3,500 years, while you sit back and enjoy the people, the music and a wealth of interesting information. You can view our bus tours here.

Contact us, sign-up to our newsletter and follow our social media pages to find out more. You can book any of the walks listed above by clicking on the Book Now button by your chosen activity.

Reviews of Black History Walks & Tours

That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening.

Thank you very much for the grand tour of the oldest part of London. That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening. Yes, I realise more than ever before how our ancestors and countries contributed to the wealth, growth and grandeur of the British Empire

Professor Norman Maphosa, Vice Chancellor, Solosi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:35:25+01:00

Professor Norman Maphosa, Vice Chancellor, Solosi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Thank you very much for the grand tour of the oldest part of London. That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening. Yes, I realise more than ever before how our ancestors and countries contributed to the wealth, growth and grandeur of the British Empire

Deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge

We enjoyed the walk, and I think it has very much enriched our study of the 18th-century novel and colonialism. I especially appreciated the way in which you used different locations in the City to bring out the connections (unexpected to students) between London wealth, imperial capitalism, and colonial exploitation of Africa and Africans during the era of colonization and slavery. Your presentation was lively and approachable, humorous at times, but deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge. I’m sure this Black History Walk will be a memorable part of my students’ experience of studying abroad in London.

Elizabth A Bohls, Associate Professor, English Department, University of Oregon

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:38:10+01:00

Elizabth A Bohls, Associate Professor, English Department, University of Oregon

We enjoyed the walk, and I think it has very much enriched our study of the 18th-century novel and colonialism. I especially appreciated the way in which you used different locations in the City to bring out the connections (unexpected to students) between London wealth, imperial capitalism, and colonial exploitation of Africa and Africans during the era of colonization and slavery. Your presentation was lively and approachable, humorous at times, but deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge. I’m sure this Black History Walk will be a memorable part of my students’ experience of studying abroad in London.

Really inspiring

Many thanks for the really inspiring tour you gave us today. It was so well put together and the newspaper stories gave it an extra dimension. My companion also found the experience very enlightening. I thought it was a lovely group of people too.

Julie Bart

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:38:58+01:00

Julie Bart

Many thanks for the really inspiring tour you gave us today. It was so well put together and the newspaper stories gave it an extra dimension. My companion also found the experience very enlightening. I thought it was a lovely group of people too.

One of the most beautiful walks I have ever had

Just a few words from the Guild of Walkers, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. What a tour! Having worked in the city for thirty years, walking in and around, passing those landmarks, images, icons, churches, streets..this was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever had.

Glenda Trew, Guild of Walkers

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:39:48+01:00

Glenda Trew, Guild of Walkers

Just a few words from the Guild of Walkers, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. What a tour! Having worked in the city for thirty years, walking in and around, passing those landmarks, images, icons, churches, streets..this was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever had.

Our guide was phenomenal

I would like to say, first, that our guide was phenomenal today for our walking tour through Notting Hill. I really cannot thank him enough. He truly made the history and culture of Notting Hill come alive for my students, they said it was the best walking tour they had so far this term so thank you very much!

Omaar Hena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University North Carolina

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:40:50+01:00

Omaar Hena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University North Carolina

I would like to say, first, that our guide was phenomenal today for our walking tour through Notting Hill. I really cannot thank him enough. He truly made the history and culture of Notting Hill come alive for my students, they said it was the best walking tour they had so far this term so thank you very much!

A true eye opener

I attended the walk today with my family, and I must say it was brilliant, it was a true eye opener for me and my kids. I have been working in the construction industry for over 20 years and today was the first time I felt inspired and not alone. It was a true honour to hear how far our history went back in time and I was so glad my kids were part of that experience. Your guide made my kids feel involved which in turn captured their interest. My kids and I continued talking well after the walk was finished and well into the evening, so again thank you and I can't wait to attend one of the talks!

Denise Smith, Electrical Engineer

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:42:23+01:00

Denise Smith, Electrical Engineer

I attended the walk today with my family, and I must say it was brilliant, it was a true eye opener for me and my kids. I have been working in the construction industry for over 20 years and today was the first time I felt inspired and not alone. It was a true honour to hear how far our history went back in time and I was so glad my kids were part of that experience. Your guide made my kids feel involved which in turn captured their interest. My kids and I continued talking well after the walk was finished and well into the evening, so again thank you and I can't wait to attend one of the talks!
5
6
Black History Walks

As Seen On

TimeOut London
Conde Nast Traveler
c4
BBC
itv
The Voice
Menu