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Women: Work and Power - Women of the West

Join a City Guide to hear stories of famous queens, forgotten women workers, medieval business owners and 20th-century heroines on this walking tour of the City. Grim tales of a woman’s work during the plague, suffragette activity and two of the most powerful women in the City’s history will give you a new insight into the lives of women Londoners.

Forthcoming dates

  • Monday, 11am - 1pm
    • 17 September 
  • Thursday, 2 - 4pm
    • 27 September 

FREE - no need to book 

Meet outside St Paul’s Tube Station (Exit 1, Cheapside). Walk is step-free

Women: Work and Power is a programme of events and activities by the City of London that examines the struggle for gender equality through the ages while celebrating a number of significant anniversaries in 2018.City Guides are also involved, running tours around the Guildhall Art Gallery and City. To find out more visit their website.

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.