City of London Walks
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Sculpture in the City 2023/24
Sculpture in the City has become an important feature of the landscape of the City of London's skyscraper zone. Now in its 12th year, discover a diverse range of contemporary sculpture by 15 artists selected for the 2023/24 edition as well as some of London's most iconic buildings
The Beard and The Bard
One walk. Two great writers. Discover Dickens and Shakespeare in the City of London. Find out about a great playhouse, well known to Shakespeare; pass by the site of his home nearby and meet the men who preserved his words for posterity. Dickens was very familiar with the City of London, and it features in a good deal of his writing. We will find the place where a young Dickens got lost and met some giants, the home of his first love and find the iconic building that didn’t quite measure up to expectations.
The Only Way is Up - City of London Architecture walk.
The City is the most ancient part of London but it is also home to some of the capital's newest and most exciting contemporary architecture. From a 17th century column and to an award winning 21st century building you will hear about the development of the City through its architecture.
2000 Years of History in 90 Minutes
Explore the City of London from its Roman origins right up to today. This walk includes some of the most famous of the City's landmarks as well a s less well known, but equally fascinating, places. Wander through gardens and tiny alleyways and see some of the City's hidden history.
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. 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. Watch out for the points where the "lost" rivers of the Fleet and Walbrook and find out how work on London's new Super Sewer is progressing. Don't forget to bring your camera!