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Within This Wall

This walk begins outside St. Paul’s Cathedral and will take you past many other iconic buildings and monuments including the Bank of England, Guildhall, Mansion House and the Roman Wall.  Gain an intimate view on how unique the City of London is compared to other cities, travel the Square Mile through the centuries,  discover its customs, highs and lows, traditions, pageantry and stories of  City trailblazers.  Hear how King John granted the people of the City the right to choose their own Lord Mayor and why The City of London is the business powerhouse it is today.  

 

Length 2 ½ hours, starting point near St. Paul’s Cathedral, underground station St. Paul’s

 

City of Flames

Two of the largest fires ever to engulf The City were the Fire of London of 1666 and the burning of The City during the Blitz of 1940.  After both of these events thousands of homes were destroyed, churches were gutted and Livery Company Halls were lost but after each of these tragedies through the resolve of its people The City rose again like a phoenix from the ashes.  Although separated by nearly 300 years these events have many similarities and parallels which are illustrated on this walk.  

 

Length 2 hours, starting point near St. Paul’s Cathedral, underground station St. Paul’s

 

Hold the Front Page

Ever since Wynkyn de Worde moved his printing press to Fleet Street it has been synonymous with printing though it was the production of the first ever newspaper there that confirmed its association with the press.  As you pass landmark architectural designs of former daily newspaper buildings, hear the echoes of scandalous headlines past, tales of murder and even a conspiracy theory.  This walk will take you along Fleet Street through intervening alleyways and past the home of Dr Samuel Johnson.  

 

Length 2 hours, starting point near St. Paul’s Cathedral, underground station St. Paul’s

 

The Amateur Architect

The City of London is home to some of the most perfectly designed churches in the world.  After The City churches were destroyed during the Great Fire the task of rebuilding them was given to Sir Christopher Wren a mathematician and astronomer though he was not an architect, he was an amateur.  This walk takes you through the winding alleyways of The City where you can marvel at a set of Sir Christopher Wren’s varied ecclesiastical buildings, discover their history and hear tales of their parishioners.

 

Length 2 hours, starting point near The Royal Exchange, underground station Bank