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. Read our revolutionary new book ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ HERE

Check out our revolutionary new book ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1 HERE.  There are 16 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 16 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. 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.

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

Upcoming Walks & Tours

Hackney Black History Walk

Sunday March 3rd 10am
This  walk  recognises 75 years since the SS Windrush arrived  from the Caribbean.This tour starts with  the 1950’s and goes right up to the  21st century. We will cover: Black…
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Black History Canal Cruise: Regents Canal

Sunday 28 April 11.30am
Relaxed sightseeing cruise and picnic on Regent’s Canal with guided commentary on the centuries of African/Caribbean history There are centuries of Black history across Britain’s canal networks. This guided cruise…
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Fighting the slave-master: Past and Present

Friday 29th March 10am
Black history walk featuring slavery’s financial links in the City and Black resistance strategies to oppression then and now This Black history walk features several financial institutions, Lloyds of London…
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Regents Canal, Black History Walk

Sunday February 25th 1pm
Unique tour of the 200 year old waterway from an African/Caribbean perspective showing the secrets and lies of London’s industrial past. Explore quiet backwaters, hidden streets and busy highways while…
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Trafalgar Square Black History Walk

Sunday 25th February 10am
Millions of people walk through Trafalgar Square every day and have no idea of the centuries of African history under their feet and in front of their eyes. Your guide…
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Notting Hill Black history walk

Sunday 17th March 1pm
There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the…
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Harlem in Mayfair Black History Walk

Sunday 3rd March 1pm
Interactive walking tour of the hidden African/Caribbean history in London’s posh Mayfair area from 1920s to 2020s Mayfair is not traditionally associated with the Black presence but there is a…
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Theatreland Black History Walk

Sunday 17th March 10am
Multiple and stunning revelations of the Black performers and productions that have graced the stages of London’s West End theatres Explore the hidden history of African presence in the West…
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Black History Bus Tour (March)

Sunday 31st March 2pm
Three-hour bus drive showing London’s top tourist attractions from an African/Caribbean perspective. Join us on our three-hour drive showing London’s top tourist attractions from an African/Caribbean perspective. There is at…
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Black History River Cruise (May 2024)

Saturday May 25th 1.30pm
3 hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Greenwich and back showing the thousands of years of African/Caribbean history on display. About this Event Your private, double-decker boat will…
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Secrets of Soho Black history walk

Saturday 16th March 10am
This special walk delves into an amazing depth of African/Caribbean history between Soho Square and Russell Square: It features: Ancient African civilisations Black Female entrepeneurs The Marcus Garvey connection Academia…
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St Paul’s/Bank black history walk

Saturday March 30th 1pm
In 120 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…
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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.

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