City of London Walks
To arrange any of these walks at a date and time to suit you email us by clicking here. Alternatively check our Booking page to find out which walks are currently available as scheduled walks.
2000 Years of History in 90 Minutes
A Most Lamentable Fire
In 1666 The Great Fire of London led to the destruction of 80% of the buildings within the old City walls.
Starting where the fire's most famous chronicler, Samuel Pepys, lived and worked this walk follows the course of the fire from its outbreak in Pudding Lane to its terrifying climax at St Paul's Cathedral.
Explore the streets, alleyways and churches of the City and their links to literature. Meet poets and writers who lived and worked in the City and their creations. From the author of some of the most erotic love poetry in the English language, who became Dean of St Paul’s, to a Nobel prize winner who worked in one of the City’s banks. Shakespeare and his fellow actors await you in a churchyard and the Man with the Twisted lip lurks close to Charles Dickens.
Great for Book Groups!
A City of London Watery Walk
Follow the River Thames as it flows alongside the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge.
As well as providing some stunning iconic views, this riverside walk encompasses many aspects of the City's history through a wide range of landmarks including wharves, churches, livery halls and bridges and touches on the "lost" rivers of the Fleet and Walbrook. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Whilst you are in the Area
Karen and Jo are part of a team of official City of London guides leading tours at The Roman House & Bath, Billingsgate, Leadenhall Market, The Guildhall Art Gallery and a varied programme of walking tours in the City.
For all scheduled tours visit www.cityoflondonguides.com
Click here to request a tour led by Karen or Jo.