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From Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde Guided Walk: Fridays

Writers and their experience of life in the City of London

Join an expert guide on a walk exploring the literary legacy of the City.

This is the place where the first printing press in England was established, and all written works had to be registered before publication.

Hear stories of the writers who were born and raised in the City, and those like Shakespeare who were drawn here from afar to make their names.

Find out about the court case that destroyed Oscar Wilde’s reputation, and the brave publisher who held out for literary merit in a notorious obscenity trial.

Meet the colleagues who ensured Shakespeare’s plays were saved for posterity, and the priest poet who almost lost it all for love.

We offer daily, weekly and monthly walks around the City of London 

Our daily walks run from the City Information Centre, just south of St Paul's. You need to book via Eventbrite to secure you place. Note: the cut-off time for booking our daily walks is 21:00hrs the night before. If we don't have any bookings then the walk will not take place. Read our policy on Refunds.

Our weekly walks have individual booking pages and earlier cut-off times, please see the individual listing.  


Join us for Pepys Day on September 6th.

For one day only, this very special tour ends inside Mansion House to raise a glass with the Lord Mayor to toast Samuel Pepys and his Diary. Find out more

We've added 3 new walks for this season:

Secrets and Symbols, News from Fleet Street, and From Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde

Billingsgate Roman House and Baths open 

This unique site is now open for this season of tours. Find out more.

Private tours

If you'd 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, a school or another group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who'd like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book a walk with us? 

If you've been on a walk recently we'd love to hear from you. Why not leave a review on our TripAdvisor page? We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice for 2023!