“The two hours of the walk passed remarkably quickly, sped by Tom Bolton’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the borough.” SAVE Britain’s Heritage newsletter, Jan 2018

I lead walks tracing London’s lost rivers and vanished neighbourhoods. Do contact me if you would like to arrange a walk.

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Recent highlights…

City of Lost Hospitals – London audio walk for London Month of the Dead

Wet and Dry Land Walk – for the London Festival of Architecture

Walbrook Walk – for SAVE Britain’s Heritage

Neckinger Walk – for London National Park City Week

London Bridge railway walk – for the London Festival of Architecture

Camden Town lost rivers – with the Museum of Walking

Online walks

The Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Discovering Britain’ site has two of my walks in online versions:

Lost East End ties together the lost neighbourhoods of Wellclose, Ratcliff and Limehouse Chinatown in an East End epic. It’s a glimpse of the Vanished City.

St.Pancras Trail goes behind the sheen of redeveloped King’s Cross to located Old St. Pancras and some of the least visited places in central London.

Discovering Britain also includes my account of the view from Horsleydown Stairs, under Tower Bridge.

Past highlights

2017 walks

Camden Town – the launch of Camden Town: Dreams of Another London

Revealing the Westbourne – with Museum of Walking

Revealing the Walbrook – with the Museum of Walking

Ratcliff and Limehouse Lost  – with the Museum of Walking

2016 walks

Horselydown Lostwith the Museum of Walking

The Lost Tyburn with the Museum of Walking

Old St. Pancras – Discovering Britain

Forgotten Camden – Camden People’s Theatre

2015 walks

Lost Aldwych – Museum of Walking

Norton Folgate Lost – Museum of Walking

Old St. Pancras – Museum of Walking

The Lost Fleet – Totally Thames

The Lost Tyburn – Totally Thames

2014 walks

Walk the River Fleet – Cities Methodologies, UCL Urban Lab

River Peck & River Tyburn, Totally Thames

Walks along the Rivers Fleet, Neckinger, Tyburn, Walbrook

2013 walks

Rivers Effra, Neckinger and Walbrook – Mayor’s Thames Festival

2012 walks

River Tyburn walk for Kerry Andrew’s Lost River Songs, Handel House Museum

Neckinger, Atlas Obscura Day

Revealing the River Neckinger – Talking Walking

City of London Rivers Walk – Whitechapel Gallery

2011 walks

River Fleet

River Neckinger

Lost Rivers of Hampstead, Camden Players

Release the Walbrook, Rethinking Cities

River Tyburn

2010 walks

The Lost River Fleet, Atlas Obscura