Greater London Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Below, we display the Greater London walking guidebooks and maps which we think will be of use to those seeking walks in the Greater London area. Some of the guidebooks are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are available in standard quality (shown) as well as the tougher all-weather type.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Aimed both at tourists from overseas and Londoners eager to discover a different side of their city, this unique, walking guide (now made available again in paperback) reveals the unexpected country character of London’s inner boroughs and outer suburbs. In 22 meticulously planned, original walks, “Walking Village London” uncovers London’s prettiest and most historic villages – from bustling Kensington and Rotherhithe in the city centre to hilltop Monken Hadley in the north and unspoilt Carshalton in the south. Celebrated historian Andrew Duncan is the reader’s personal guide, providing fascinating historical and anecdotal information on the villages, as well as the colourful characters who have populated and shaped them through the centuries. Full-colour photographs capture each village’s refreshing rural charms, while clear, easy-to-follow route maps pinpoint places of interest and the best restaurants and cafes to be found en route. This title is suitable for: overseas tourists seeking to veer off the beaten track; London residents; and, history enthusiasts and walkers.”
– Walking Village London: Original Walks Through London’s Villages.
“This guidebook presents 25 varied walks exploring London’s green and open spaces. Covering both the city centre and the Greater London area, it takes in royal parks, heaths, forests, canals and rivers, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. Walks range from 4 to 14 miles and most can be accessed by public transport. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS mapping, the book features practical information on parking, public transport and refreshments. Each walk showcases a particular species of wildlife that you might encounter, and there is fascinating background information the history and conservation of the capital’s wild spaces. London is a city of 8 million people and 8 million trees, and its vast open spaces are home to 13,000 species of wildlife. This book is an ideal companion to exploring a greener, more gentle side to the city.”
– Walking in London: Park, Heath and Waterside Walks: 25 walks in London’s green spaces.