Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Waterside London (A Guided Walk in London)

“Waterside London” is a Guided Walk in London devised and led by the popular Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These strolls are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

The starting point is outside St. Pauls Cathedral, by the Queen Anne Statue.

The walk is mostly beside the River Thames, probably the most famous river in the world. It was the fact that this was the lowest possible crossing point that led the Romans to establish a trading town here, which grew to be the enormous and hugely historic city that we know today.

The Thames is crossed twice. Firstly, by London Bridge, where Colin tells of the origins of the song “London Bridge is Falling Down”, and towards the end of the walk across the iconic Millennium Bridge, still known, unfairly now but with great affection, as the Wobbly Bridge.

Along the way, lots of important buildings are pointed out, including St. Magnus the Martyr Church, Southwark Cathedral, the rebuilt Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern, as well as Queenhithe and the steps known as Nancy Steps after being immortalised in Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”.

And from the bridges an amazing panorama of London landmarks can be seen.

Colin leads other popular walks in London, including “Haunted London”, “Churches of London”, “Jack the Ripper”, “Smithfield and Clerkenwell”, “The Grim Reapers London” and “Southwark and Bankside”.

He also leads a series of Waterside Walks in Leicestershire, including “Waterside Leicester”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Waterside London' costs £6.00 per person, or £5.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at St. Pauls Cathedral, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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