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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.

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.

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