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Secret Spaces in the City Walk

Explore the serenity of the City of London with hidden places and gardens. Gain a new appreciation for public spaces and town planning.
  • Connect with the peaceful side of the City of London
  • Discover secret spaces within the City
  • Qualified City of London tour guide
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Individual tickets £20

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Welcome to the Secret Spaces in the City guided walk, where we’ll uncover some hidden gems of London’s bustling financial district. Many people believe the City of London is nothing but a concrete jungle of steel and glass, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many secret spaces are tucked away amongst the modern skyscrapers, waiting to be discovered.

On this guided walk, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the most enchanting and unexpected spaces the City offers. From hidden gardens to secret courtyards, we’ll show you a side of the city you never knew existed.

Join us as we explore the hidden corners and secret spaces that make the City of London a truly unique and surprising destination. You’ll be amazed at what we uncover and will leave with a new appreciation for the beauty and history of this incredible city. Let’s begin!

  • Start: London Wall, near Moorgate
  • End: St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Suitable for all age groups, but an adult must accompany all children.
Your Guide: Susan Baker

Secret Spaces in the City Walk Reviews

Another really interesting walk in the City of London, the square mile. Some surprising, lovely small gardens, steeped in history. My favourites were the Barber’s Physic garden and Postman’s Park. Susan is informative and she ensures that the walk is enjoyable and full of historical stories.
We were lucky that it had stopped raining and arrived to find a number of like-minded people assembled near the London Wall. Although I have lived in London on and off for 50 years I have never before been to the parts of the City where the vestiges of Roman walls remain or for that matter any of the gardens and bombed-out monasteries. The presenter Sue was highly knowledgeable and provided a really marvellous walk and talk. My husband and I will definitely book another one.
Enjoyable tour of hidden spaces in the City. The tour was very informative and went at a good pace. Despite working in the city for many years I was taken to places I had not come across before. So this tour is suitable for all those interested in the City of London and its history.
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk led by London Walk guide Susan. It was at a leisurely pace around little hidden gems in the city showing us the old wall that surrounded London built around 400ad & remnants of buildings dating back to the Romans & medieval times. Susan was most informative. I would recommend London Guided Walks.
This is an excellent walk which really explores some hidden gems together with detailed explanations about the Livery companies. Susan is a superb guide whose knowledge of the area is so extensive, so much so that the walk lasted for 1.5 hours and I am sure that it could have gone on. I feel that this walk may also be suited to less mobile folk as there is not a great deal of ground that has to be covered. I have been on most of the London Guided Walks now and have never been disappointed. They open up areas you would hardly dream of exploring and all of the guides are truly first-class. If this is something you haven’t considered, please give one a go as you will not be disappointed.
“This walk was a delight, wonderful to see the signs of spring. I was surprised by gardens I had no idea existed, and I thought I knew the area around the Barbican. Highly recommended”
“A really enjoyable and informative walk around the cities hidden gardens. Places you would never were there and the history behind them. The guide Sue was great, she knew her stuff and clearly enjoyed what she was doing. Want to do more of these!”
“The sun was shining and continued to shine, as the 12 of us met Susan, for our “Secret Spaces in the City” guided walk. Meeting near Moorgate tube station, we were let around various “garden” spaces that had been created out of the devastation caused by bombs during the second world war. Susan provided a running commentary, giving a detailed history of the “spaces”; some owned by large companies, linked to the liveries (guilds) of the middle ages, others maintained by the City of London and incorporating sections of the old London wall. It was a very enjoyable and informative walk through the City; an eerily quiet and fascinating mix of old and modern buildings that makes you appreciate the areas history. Recommended.”
“A very interesting walk and I learned a few new thing about the city of London . Susan was very informative and answered all the question. Very happy to do more walking tours with Susan. Highly recommend”
“A great walk around hidden green spaces in the City of London. Susan was very knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting facts about the places she showed us. Sunday was the perfect day for this walk as the city was very quiet on the weekend.”
“The walk revealed many “hidden treasures” of the City of London which even frequent visitors don’t know about: Roman walls, secret gardens, medieval hospitals for blind homeless men, to name only a few. Susan the guide was very knowledgeable.”
Sarah and Tony
“This tour showed us some beautiful and unique green areas in the City of London that we never knew existed. Although Tony & I haven’t strictly speaking worked in the City we used to visit a head office for our employer in Moorgate at least once a week, hence our absolute surprise at how much we missed on our own doorstep.We wont give away the locations but there was only one (amazing) green space we had visited before. And now that we know from our guide Susan this place looks particularly beautiful in May, we shall make a return trip. A relaxing experience, perhaps as this part of London is quiet and peaceful at the weekend.”
“This was an excellent walk, showing us things that I myself have walked past before but not aware of it.”
“My husband and I really enjoyed this ‘Secret Spaces in the City’ walk. The guide, Susan, was very personable and very well informed on the history of the City. My husband used to work in the area which we explored and was pleased to find new green spaces he had not come across before. Highly recommend this walk with Susan.”
“An excellent tour with lots of interesting history. Our guide Sue was very good indeed and gave just the right amount of information for me. I thought I know London pretty well but I went to parts I never knew existed. A lovely afternoon. Thank you.”

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