Discover Official Walks & Talks

Tower Hamlets to the City (and back!) - Station to Station

Every Thursday until October 29th.

Following a carefully planned route in a small group using social distancing and technology to give you the best experience. There will be stories, history, tales of slavery abolitionists, beer, ingenious design and a huge woman! all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Shoreditch and Bank, to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at The Royal Exchange, Guildhall, St Paul's Cathedral - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

You will then regroup with your Guide for the return walk to Tower Hamlets and a host of other stories and discoveries.

The walks in and out take around 45 minutes- 1 hour including stopping to look at things along the way. You will have around 1 hour free time in the City.

Very limited spaces which MUST be booked in advance. Reserve your place here.

Safety:

The safety of our guests and guides is paramount.

All Guides follow the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) Covid-19 Guidance for Tour Guiding.

Unless you are exempt, please have a face mask/covering with you. The entire walk will be outside, but you may want to go into a shop, historic church or use public transport or you may wish to wear it for the entire walk.

We will be using technology (free) to help with social distancing and make sure you don't miss out on any of the information - your booking confirmation will have full details.

Your booking contact details will be used for Track and Trace purposes.

If, on the day, you feel at all unwell please cancel your place.

You will get a booking confirmation and then a reminder with full details.

Please note: These Culture Corridor walks are supported by the City of London and the surrounding boroughs and they are free of charge until the end of October. For more information about Our City Together please visit https://www.ourcitytogether.london/

Daily walks from the City Information Centre start again on September 14th

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 delighted to be working with the City Corporation on a new programme of walks starting on August 29th until October 30th. Following a carefully planned route in small groups using social distancing and technology to give you the best experience, there will be 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 six City Guides for series of live broadcast virtual walks around the City. The series will include 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.