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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) 

From Sunday 20 December 2020 we're suspending our walks

Sadly we've had to stop our walks once again, following the latest government guidelines. We hope to restart them in 2021 as soon as we can.

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:  

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

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