Look Up London Guide Book

I’m so excited to share with you my London Guide Book. With 10 self-guided walks and mini guides to the capital’s intriguing details, it’s packed with all the hidden history that makes London such an exciting place to explore on foot.

It’s released on 26 May, but you can pre-order it now. RRP £12.99

My London guide book is the essential accompaniment for any curious Londoner or visitor. It contains 10 fully illustrated guided walking tours, from the City to Chelsea, Westminster to Clerkenwell along with top ten guides to my favourite unusual museums, independent cafes, historic pubs and hidden green spaces.

I’ve also included in depth sections – a kind of spotters’ guide – to some of the most common bits of fun hidden history around London, an explanation of those quirky historic details you can discover when you look up!

The full list of guided walks includes; the City, Westminster, St James’s, Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Whitechapel, Shad Thames and Bermondsey, Waterloo and Southbank, Marylebone and Chelsea.

Look Up London is available from 26 May and you can preorder it now from Waterstones, Book Depository, Bookshop.Org and Amazon.


Have you ever noticed London’s tiniest public sculpture? Or wondered why there are strange cone-shaped structures on the fanciest historic homes? Did you know that the Tower of London used to be a zoo, or about the now defunct London railway that transported over 200,000 people to their final resting place?

These are just some of the fascinating details that Blue Badge Tourist guide Katie Wignall reveals in this absorbing guide to the secrets of London hidden in plain sight. Take a journey through London’s rich past with these 10 fully guided walking routes and discover a whole world of incredible history hiding above your eye-line, just waiting to be spotted.

From the saucy scandals of Covent Garden to stories of power and intrigue from the City, atmospheric pubs to hidden Roman remains, London is a city bursting with captivating stories which are etched into its very architecture.

So, Look Up and discover a London you have never seen before.


If you can’t wait until May, you can order my first book; Abandoned London here.