In 1478 the role of Master of the Works of the City was created to oversee plans, finances and works. Over time the role developed to become that of City Surveyor and office holders include Sir Horace Jones, George Dance (both the elder and the younger) and James Bunstone Bunning, under whose watch the City’s skyline and fabric was forged. Join a City Guide to discover some incredible feats of architecture and construction and hear about City Surveyors past and present, seeing their legacy in today’s landscape.
These walks are part of the City of London's 2019 Fantastic Feats Programme
There are two different walks and they are both free. Simply meet your guide on the day (see below)
When and where: North West Quarter.
Meet: St Paul's Tube Station (exit 1)
End: Guildhall Yard
Time: 1.30 - 3.30pm
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.