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City of London Highlights Walk

Embark on a journey through the tapestry of time that forms the City of London.

 

This is a public walking tour where two millennia of history converge within a single ‘Square Mile’. This tour provides an enthralling exploration of places you might tread on a daily basis, yet remain largely oblivious to their rich historical narratives.

Walks last 90 mins
Not step-free
Individual tickets £20

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This is a public walking tour where two millennia of history converge within a single ‘Square Mile’. This tour provides an enthralling exploration of places you might tread on a daily basis, yet remain largely oblivious to their rich historical narratives.

Our walk begins in Postman’s Park, a sanctuary not just of greenery but of heroic narratives as well. This park serves as a tribute to 62 extraordinary Londoners who made the ultimate sacrifice to save others—each story is unique and humbling. From this quiet space, we will then transport you to the din of the City’s streets, each telling its own tale.

As we wander towards the famous thoroughfare of Cheapside, prepare to hear of the women who shattered 18th-century glass ceilings with their successful enterprises. These female entrepreneurs defied societal norms and made significant contributions to the bustling commercial life of Cheapside—a fascinating precursor to the modern emancipated businesswoman.

Close by, the chimes of St Mary Le Bow reverberate through the air, a ringing legacy of the city’s sonorous past. These aren’t just any bells; they have a historical significance that dates back centuries and a story that might surprise you.

Turning towards public health, the tour will divulge the hazardous drinking water that Londoners had to contend with, an issue that touched every corner of society until monumental engineering efforts ushered in change. It’s a story of struggle, ingenuity, and ultimately, transformation.

As we meander through the financial arteries of the City, the Royal Exchange comes into focus. Beyond its opulent façade lies the beating heart of commerce and trade that propelled London to the forefront of global finance. We will delve into how the Royal Exchange was instrumental in shaping the city’s role as a nexus of economic power.

Yet another treasure awaits us—did you know that the Bank of England harbours a secret garden? Far from being merely a powerhouse of financial stability, this institution also has its own hidden oasis, a juxtaposition that perfectly encapsulates the multifaceted character of the City.

Our tour culminates in Guildhall Yard, an area steeped in historical resonance. Here, modernity and antiquity coexist as we stand above what was once a Roman Amphitheatre. It is a place where the civic and the ancient intersect, encapsulating the enduring essence of the City.

Lastly, we pay homage to a remarkable vicar who made his church a sanctuary in a different way. Armed with a telephone and the compassion to listen, his initiative—Mansion House 2000—became a lifeline for many, showing that even in a city as grand as London, individual acts of kindness can leave an indelible impact.

So join us for this enlightening sojourn through the City of London. Whether you’re a daily commuter or a curious visitor, there’s much to discover about the places you may often overlook. Every corner, every stone, and every street has a story to tell—are you ready to listen?

Your Guide: Jill Dalton

Qualified London Tour Guides

Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Camden Tour Guides Association

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