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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.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick 

 

 

We've restarted our physical walks!

We're also hosting some Virtual Walks and Talks   

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Temple Bar Trust.   You are invited to join us for series of live-broadcast, virtual walks around the City. The series includes the fascinating history of Temple Bar, Paternoster Square, St Pauls, the life, and work of Sir Christopher Wren and some of the wonderful but often overlooked statues and sculptures nearby.  Find out more and book here: https://templebartrust.org/walks  

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 for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.