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Lord Mayor's Show Day Tours

Free guided walks led by City of London Guides 

The City of London is amazing  and its official City Guides will help you discover its delights. The City, also known as the Square Mile, is the financial heart of London. It’s been central to British history for centuries, and contains historic buildings from many ages. Your guide will take you to fascinating places and tell stories of people, events and traditions connected with the City, including the Lord Mayor’s Show

Tours start straight after the Lord Mayor's Show, at 3pm, from No. 1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ.

Tours will be leaving at regular intervals until 4pm.

There’s no need to book - just turn up - and the walks are free, but we’d welcome a donation to the new Lord Mayor’s Appeal. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 9 November 2019.

 

Weekly Illuminated River walk 

We are so pleased to be able to offer this popular evening walk again with very small groups (six people) to explore the amazing artwork that is the Illuminated River Project.  The ultimate aim is for artist Leo Villareal to illuminate 14 of the bridges across the Thames. The first five are completed and are all in the City - come and see them and find out more with us on Tuesdays.  Booking essential https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/illuminated-river-walk-by-city-of-london-guides-tickets-121964205221

Daily walks from the City Information Centre (by St Paul's Cathedral)

We are delighted to announce the return of our daily guided walks in the heart of the City of London!  One every day of the week at 11.00 am.  All places must be booked in advance to ensure we maintain small group sizes which can be socially distanced.  We are really excited to be able to take you around the extraordinary Square Mile once more.  Full details when you click on the photos below.

Culture Corridor Walks until October 30th

Come on in to the City!  We are excited to be working with the City Corporation on this programme of walks until October 30th. Following a carefully planned route in small groups using social distancing and technology to give you the best experience, there is  one walk each day from a borough that borders the City: Westminster (Saturdays), Lambeth (Sundays), Camden (Mondays), Islington (Tuesdays), Southwark (Wednesdays), Tower Hamlets (Thursdays), Hackney (Fridays). Thanks to support from the City of London Corporation, all are free. If you live locally, or even if you don't, this is the perfect time to explore and discover what has happened and who has walked these streets in years gone by.  The streets are very quiet so you have the chance to stop and stare without pressure.  Find out more and reserve your place by clicking on the photos below.

 

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: https://templebartrust.org/walks  

 

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.