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Wren 300: Fire and Faith

The year 2023 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren.

Wren was a child prodigy and a polymath and is sometimes referred to as ‘the British Leonardo’. He excelled in many disciplines and at the age of thirty, he could have pursued a number of careers with equal virtuosity. Fortunately for us, he eventually made a career in architecture and the design of major public buildings.  

The City of London Guide Lecturers Association is celebrating this important anniversary by organising two walks in the City, highlighting aspects of Wren’s extraordinary career.

City of London Guides Mary Brooks, Jen Pedler and David Rogers will be leading an Eastern Walk which will focus on the Great Fire, the aftermath and the changing appearance of the City. 

East Walk: Walking in Wren’s Footsteps

A walk round the eastern half of the City of London focusing on the Great Fire, the aftermath and the changing appearance of the City.

  • Dates: 12 April, 26 April, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 September, 27 September
  • Time: 10:30hrs
  • Meeting point: The Monument, Fish Street Hill

Book your ticket HERE

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.  

New: guided tour of the 'Old Bailey' on Saturdays, starting in May

New: limited edition walk on Wednesday evenings, for May only: the real story of Dick Whittington 

Some of our walks offer concession rates: valid for over 65s and students. 

All Eventbrite bookings have a booking fee.

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 walk with us? 

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Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible