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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches: Tuesdays

A tour of Wren's churches

After the Great Fire of London, Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) rebuilt 51 churches. On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!

Among the Wren churches you’ll see on this walk are:

  • His masterpiece: St Paul’s Cathedral (note: we won’t be going in but why not visit it before or after the walk?)
  • St Nicholas Cole Abbey, with its distinctive galleon weathervane and excellent cafe
  • The spires of St Vedast Foster Lane and Christ Church Newgate Street
  • St Mary-le-Bow, where you’ll learn about the origins of a London cockney and a strong connection to the United States
  • St Mary Aldermary, an unusual gothic-style church with a stunning plasterwork ceiling
  • St James Garlickhythe, known as ‘Wren’s Lantern’
  • St Michael Paternoster Royal, associated with Dick Whittington
  • St Stephen Walbook, with its impressive dome and stunning Henry Moore font

The walk ends near Bank Station and lasts a little under 2 hours. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick 

 

 

We've restarted our physical walks!

Our daily walks from the City Information Centre, just south of St Paul's are now running, and for the moment you'll still need to book your slot.

In addition, you can visit some of the City's delightful gardens, while in the evening take a stroll along the river to admire London's bridges, now beautifully lit thanks to the Illuminated River Project. 

Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.

If you would like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who would like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book an evening walk with us? As guides we know where all the good pubs are!