Friday, 7 April 2017

Updating The Online Version of The Famous White Leaflet For Summer 2017

David writes…

Yes, look in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. See it? There it is – the full Monte, the whole Summer 2017 London Walks schedule in PDF form.

And we're very close now with the rest of the website. Just a few more Tour du Jour walks to be worked into the weave. But it's 99 percent there. Click a summer date – the London Walks Summer programme always runs from May 1 through October 31 – and it'll bring up the full London Walks schedule for that date (with the exception of that handful of Tour du Jour walks that we haven't got to yet; we're awfully close with them – there are something like 300 Specials and Tour du Jour walks in any given programme and 95 percent of them are now up there, in place, like puppies in a pet shop wagging their tail, yelping 'look at me, look at me, take me home').

So, yes, you can also go by the Calendar.*

*Point of Information about the Calendar – because the London Walks programme is so plum pudding bursting with goodies – the architecture of the site is necessarily a complex mechanism. In the interests of keeping the site fast it only reaches forward date-wise six months at a time. So, for example, today, April 7, the site will only publish from today through October 7. It automatically rolls forward each day. So tomorrow, April 8, the Calendar will publish every day's walks from April 8 through October 8. And so on.

So if today, April 7, you're looking to see what we'll be doing on, say, next October 29th – well, just yank on the chain of the PDF. It's all there. And if for some reason you don't want to go the PDF route, well, just wait a couple of weeks. In just a couple of weeks – at the end of April – the date you're looking for – October 29th – will be up on the Calendar.

And if you want to go Retro – well, the eagle has landed. The legendary white London Walks leaflet has arrived in its Summer 2017 guise. The best place to pick one up is at the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin in the Fields, the handsome old church in Trafalgar Square. 

Our leaflets are prominently displayed on their Information Table, right by the box office there. And they also have them prominently displayed on their shop counter, right by their cash register.

Quite a few of the guides also have them now. And of course we'll be very happy to pop one in the post to you if you'd like. Just give us a bell – on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at – and we'll get one on its way to you.

Very proud of it. We've produced London Walks for half a century now – and this is the best one ever. Quite a few new walks in the programme. It looks good, reads well (if we say so ourselves). We take a huge amount of pride in producing the best written, most stylish, most literary-allusive "tourism" leaflet on the planet. We want it to be a good read. Has to be because it runs to something like 25,000 words.

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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