Take a stroll around London during Black History Month.
London is a great city for walking. Forget about the tube, avoid hopping on the bus, don’t be tempted by a bike – just get outside and explore on your own two feet. And, if you want to combine walking with learning a bit of history about the capital, Black History Month is an ideal time to do it.
During Black History Month, there are a large number of organised walks across all parts of London, which help to uncover many fascinating buildings and monuments; landmarks and parks; people and statues, all associated with the black history of the capital.
You may even see parts of the city you didn’t know about before, or learn a new story about a familiar place. Check out the list below to see if there is a walk happening near to you.
Black History Walk of Islington
A 2-hour walking tour through some of Islington’s little known landmarks and places of African significance with professional guide Avril Nanton.
Meet at Angel Station
Black History Month – Slavery and the City
A walking tour exploring the City of London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.
Meet at St Paul’s Tube Station
Hackney Black History Walks
Friendly and informal walks in celebration of Hackney’s Black History Map, led by Lydia Julien.
Meet at Dalston CLR James Library
Secrets of Soho – Black History Walk
This special walk delves into an amazing depth of African/Caribbean history between Soho Square and Russell Square.
Meet in Soho
3 October, 13.30-15.30
St Paul’s/Bank – Black History Walk
A 2½-hour guided tour, which promises to take you through hundreds of years of Africa’s contribution to London’s way of life.
Meet at St Paul’s/Bank
3 October, 10.00 and 6 October, 12.15
Black Abolitionist Walking Tour
A 90-minute walking tour in central London highlighting six sites where African American activists made an important impact on the British landscape, led by Dr Hannah-Rose Murray.
Meet at Freemasons Hall
Clapham Common Walk
A walk highlighting the hidden black history of Clapham.
Meet at Clapham Common
4 October, 11.00-12.30
Black Legacies – Westminster Walk
Rod Westmass leads a walk to highlight Africa’s influence on some of the famous streets of central London.
Meeting point: Eros, Piccadilly Circus
Bring a sun hat, bring a brolly, bring a snack to eat, and get walking!
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