Trade, transport and traditions
The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
Spend a leisurely couple of hours walking along its edge and let your City of London Guide tell you about frost fairs, swan upping, entertainment Southwark-style and Lord Mayors’ Shows.
Discover how the Thames helped - and hindered - the City during the Blitz of 1940 and what role it played during the Great Fire of 1666.
Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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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