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Secrets and Symbols Guided Walk: Tuesdays

A curious wander through the City of London

On this entertaining, enlightening, and fascinating tour, follow your expert guide. If you know where to look, the past still communicates its secrets concealed within a city that is two-thousand years old.

Ever wonder why we say ‘at sixes and sevens?

What are those badges on the lamps outside the Royal Exchange?

Why are there no roads in the City of London?

Yet these streets have such curious names: Love Lane anybody? We'll discover clues to the City’s past in strange marks and curious symbols along the environs of Cheapside (why Cheap?), keeping an eye out for honeybees, demi -maidens and sunbursts. And so much more.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

We offer daily, weekly and monthly walks around the City of London 

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.  


We've added 3 new walks for this season:

Secrets and Symbols, News from Fleet Street, and From Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde

Billingsgate Roman House and Baths open 

This unique site is now open for this season of tours. Find out more.

Leadenhall Market: Beer, Bread and Beans!

This is a limited-edition, evening tour exploring the history of food and drink in and around the market in May and June.  Find out more

Private tours

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 a walk with us? 

If you've been on a walk recently we'd love to hear from you. Why not leave a review on our TripAdvisor page? We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice for 2023!