We offer regular tours of the City's historic Guildhall, a building that dates back to the 1400s - and even further back. Learn about how the City operates, its livery companies, famous events that took place within its medieval walls and admire the impressive memorials to some of Britain’s most important historic figures.
Tours start promptly at 11.00 am and last about an hour. They take place monthly on the day of the Common Council meeting (8 December 2022; 12 January, 9 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June, 20 July, 7 September, 12 October, 7 December 2023). Why not go along afterwards and see the City’s democracy in action?
The tour costs £10 per person. You need to book this in advance and your booking will only be valid when it is confirmed. Payment on the day to the guide by cheque or cash.
To book your place please e-mail Pat Smith and say that you want to come on a Guildhall tour, how many people would like to come and on what date. We always need to know the names of the people coming on the tour in advance.
Please include a telephone number in case of any queries. If any of your party have mobility difficulties, and in particular if they use a wheelchair, so mention this, so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Other tours of Guildhall
Bookings can also be made for groups on other dates by contacting Pat Smith on the above email address. There is a maximum number of people on these group tours and the cost is £110. Please provide the same information as requested above.
Payment by cheque or cash on the day to the guide.
Please note that the Guildhall can close at short notice due to functions and events, but if that is the case, an alternative tour can be arranged
Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick
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
Our weekly walks have individual booking pages and earlier cut off times, please see the individual listing.
Starting in November our two Illuminated River walks - phase 1 on Tuesdays and Phase 2 on Fridays.
Our Billingsgate Roman House and Baths limited season comes to an end in November as the site is put to bed for the winter.
Some of our walks offer concession rates: valid for over 65s and students.
All Eventbrite bookings have a booking fee.
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 or other 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 an evening walk with us?
Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible