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City of London Highlights Private Tour

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
Private Tour

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Embark on an enlightening journey through the heart of London, where every corner and cobblestone tells a story of triumph, tragedy, and time-honoured tradition. Led by an experienced City of London tour guide, this public walking tour unravels the complex tapestry of the past and present that forms the City of London, affectionately known as “The Square Mile.”

As you traverse the historic streets and alleyways, Jenny will illuminate the City’s remarkable ability to rise from adversity. From the ashes of the Great Fire in 1666 to the resilience shown during the Blitz of the Second World War, you will gain insight into the indomitable spirit that defines London. Discover how this global city has not only survived but thrived, facing challenges head-on and emerging stronger with each passing century.

“The Square Mile” is not just a financial centre; it’s a mosaic of governance, history, and peculiar heritage. Jenny’s expert commentary will delve into the unique administrative and ceremonial roles that distinguish the City of London from other parts of the capital. You’ll learn about the ancient and modern systems of governance that coexist, including the role of the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation, as well as the intriguing traditions that are upheld to this day.

The tour’s itinerary is carefully crafted to showcase landmarks that encapsulate the essence of the City’s history and cultural heritage. Highlights include:

St Paul’s Cathedral: A masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St Paul’s has stood as a symbol of hope and resilience through London’s tumultuous history, surviving both the Great Fire and the Blitz.

Bank of England: Delve into the heart of Britain’s financial institution, where centuries of economic history and treasures await, telling the story of the nation’s currency and its pivotal role in the global economy.

London Mithraeum: Step back in time to Roman Londinium as you explore the ancient temple of Mithras, a remarkable archaeological site that reveals the city’s deep historical layers.

Guildhall Art Gallery and Amphitheatre: Discover a treasure trove of art in the heart of the City, with works spanning several centuries, alongside the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, bringing to life the city’s ancient past.

Royal Exchange and One New Change: Conclude your tour with a touch of modernity, browsing through the luxurious shops and boutiques housed within historic and contemporary architectural marvels.

Our City Highlights tour is more than a tour; it’s an immersive experience that connects you with the very soul of London. Whether you’re a local rediscovering your city or a visitor eager to uncover its secrets, this walk invites you to tread through two millennia of history, where every step tells a story of endurance, evolution, and excellence.

Join us on this captivating exploration of the City of London, where the past and present meet, and the spirit of London shines brightest.

Your tour guide: Jenny Funnell

Your tour guide: Jill Dalton

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