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Knowledge of the City

We are delighted to announce the return of the popular lecture series Knowledge of the City.  An institution well-loved by everyone with an interest in the history, culture and heritage that are part and parcel of the City of London, it has been on a break but is now back!

On every Friday in October in a new venue, a highly experienced City Guide will deliver a lecture on a subject selected to have wide appeal and encourage discussion.

For this first season in the new annual programme we will be talking about Victorian London; The Livery, its tradition and influence; The Museum of London past, present and future; and the ways in which the City divides itself up from the walls and gates of the Middle Ages to surveillance cameras today.

Like the City itself, this is an eclectic mix delivered against the backdrop of Sir Christopher Wren’s and Robert Hooke’s magnificent St Mary at Hill church and giving a glimpse into the cultural treasure house that is the Square Mile.

Date:  Fridays: 4, 11, 18 and 25 October

Time: 6 – 8pm

Location: St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, EC3R 8EE

Cost: £10, concessions £8. Buy and ticket for all 4 lectures and receive a discount

Buy your tickets by visiting Eventbrite (note: booking fee applies) 

Important Notice 15 March 2020

Following government advice we have suspended our walks until further notice

We can't wait until we can take you around the wonderful City of London. We'll of course update you with any developments as they happen.


Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay or free. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only a few tours that need to be booked in advance (Illuminated River, Smithfield Market, Leadenhall Market walks and Guildhall and the Roman Bath House tours) because of restricted numbers.

Note: tours run every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In exceptional circumstances we may not have a guide available and we'll let the City Information Centre know.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.