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The genius courtier – Sir Christopher Wren and his churches

After the Great Fire in 1666, Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt 51 churches in the City of London. Many still stand, some were rebuilt after the destruction of WWII and one has even been transported 4,000 miles away! Discover Wren’s magnificent churches and the stories that lie behind them. 

Who inspired Wren and influenced his work?

Read all about it! A walk down Fleet Street

Discover the characters and stories that once made Fleet Street the centre of the press industry. We’ll encounter influential writers and visit historic churches and classic English watering holes (pubs!) – and along the way we’ll see the buildings that were once central to the newspaper industry.

Which journalists' church inspired the shape of wedding cakes across the world?  

The Write Stuff

The journalists of Fleet Street were not the only wordsmiths in the City. For centuries, the ancient streets of London inspired plays, prose and poetry. From Bank to Blackfriars and beyond, seek out the haunts of the city’s writers – from Shakespeare to Grahame, Eliot to Dickens, with Chris WM.

Why did a famous children’s author feel compelled to resign his position at the Bank of England?

Financial institutions in the City

The City is a leading financial centre and has the architecture to prove it. We start next to Cannon Street, where the Romans established London’s first centre of business, we take in Bank Junction and we explore the Liverpool Street area where the most exciting developments are taking place.

Which good spirit from The Tempest looks over the wealth of the City - and why?

From Tiber to Thames – Italian influences on the City of London

We visit a haunting corner of the Roman fort, the site of London’s amphitheatre and the elegant Tivoli corner of the Bank of England. We take in the grand home of the Lord Mayor, inspired by Palladio; the Royal Exchange, influenced by the Pantheon and we finish at One New Change with fabulous rooftop views of St Paul’s Cathedral.

What do Michelangelo and Henry Moore have in common?

What was education for? City of London (East)

Focusing on education in the eastern half of the City, this walk starts at the ruins of Christchurch Newgate Street and takes in many stunning locations from the Barbican to the Victorian Bishopsgate Institute, with its wooden panelled library open to the public. With Sylvia M.

The pupils of John Cass School commemorate their founder every year by wearing a red feather - why is this?

Spooky London Tour 

Listen for the footsteps of the monk who haunts the “Four Weddings and a Funeral” church and stand where the trap door was sprung for England’s last public execution, on this tour of the spookiest locations in the City, with Ian M. Includes trip to a haunted pub!

What's the name of the ghost said to haunt St Paul's Cathedral?

Das berühmteste Quadrat der Welt

Das historische Zentrum von London ist auch bekannt als “Square Mile” oder einfach nur City of London. Auf diesem Rundgang entdecken Sie nicht nur einige der wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der City, sondern auch versteckte Orte und Geheimtipps.

Welche Kirche stand einst in der City of London und befindet sich heute in Missouri?

Walk the Walbrook, with Richard C.

Discover the shortest and most mysterious of London’s hidden rivers, from its source in Shoreditch down to the Thames, via the Broadgate Centre, London Wall, the Bank of England and a wonderful array of the architecture of many different eras.

Where can you visit an underground Roman Temple in the City of London?

Royal Academicians and their monuments in the City of London

Discover hidden gems of architecture and sculpture by the Royal Academicians ranging from the architect Richard Rogers and his Lloyd’s Building to the American sculptor Richard Serra with his gargantuan work Fulcrum in the City of London.  Walk through 250 years of history – with Irina Z.

Which sculpture takes the City under its wing, and which seems to leap into the future?      

Markets, martyrs and monuments – a walk through Smithfield

During this 90-minute walk through Smithfield, one of the most historic areas in the City, we discover markets that have existed since the middle ages, one of the oldest churches in the City and the oldest house. See the famous St Bartholomew Hospital and view the ‘palace of justice’ known as the Old Bailey where many famous trials have taken place.

Where did Sherlock Holmes fall to his death in the recent BBC series?

Visible and invisible women of the City

Beyond men in pinstripes, fearless women from Queen Anne to Emmeline Pankhurst to Elizabeth Fry have changed the face of the City and of the nation. Heroines and role models – both real and fictional, visible and invisible – populate the City of London. Discover them all with Laure T.

Where can you meet four queens in the City?

A time traveller’s journey through London

Designed specifically for European visitors, this walk begins at the Tower of London then takes you to some of the City’s most iconic sites, among them the oldest churches, a secret garden nestled in ancient ruins, Leadenhall Market (a Harry Potter film location) and the provocative Lloyd’s building. Available in English, German or Italian.

What was the first radically modern building in the City?    

What was Education for – City of London (west)

Focusing on schools and education, this walk introduces you to some beautiful lesser known buildings in the City of London. Did the benefactors of the schools, universities and libraries that we will visit seek to educate young minds – or were they motivated by greed, guilt, power or religion?

Which school founded in the City of London has a 'Harry Potter' uniform of yellow socks, a frock coat and breeches and why?

London’s Riotous Royals

Former kings were a bit like human Velociraptors. They ate, killed, or had sex with, everything that moved. London is a stage and all the kings and queens merely players upon it. We’ll be visiting the places, hearing the stories, and thanking Christmas that Britain’s current Royals are so, well, normal. Every tour includes a visit to a probably haunted pub for further intrigue.

Which King of Great Britain on the day of his death had never been further from home than Cheltenham?

Licence to print …or The City and the written word

From Paternoster Square where stationery has its beginnings, to the newspaper offices of Fleet Street, the City of London is the home of the printed word. From the greatest playwright of all time to the most famous diarist, this walk focuses on the written word and the origins of the print industry – with Veronika K. (This walk is available in English or German)

Where will you find a statue of the man who revolutionised how we communicate with each other?

Born in Stratford – Made in London

Rising from Stratford obscurity to London superstar, William Shakespeare cut a swath through society, attracting admirers, copycats and critics. We visit the places he lived and worked, taking in some of the most beautiful sites in the City of London, including a magnificent 16th Century hall in which his company performed.

Shakespeare's company performed beneath this ceiling 400 years ago. Where is it?

Gardens and Churchyards

Hidden amid the hustle and bustle which is the City of London there are quiet places where one can pause for a moment and discover things you might never have realised were there. Join Richard E. on a tour that explores the stories tucked away in the City’s quieter corners.

Where you will you find a sunken garden with London’s only memorial to the newspaper industry?

Walk the Thames through the City of London

We start by looking at the scene of some of the bloodiest executions in English history on Tower Hill. We touch on London’s great maritime heritage as we pass the Customs House, Billingsgate and Queenhithe, London’s Saxon era harbour.

What problem was caused by synchronous lateral excitation in the year 2000?  What was the solution?

Criminals, traitors and heads on spikes

For traitors and criminals, life was nasty, brutish and short. Documentaries producer and author Dan P. will show you chilling execution sites, the secret spot where heretics were burned, the haunting shadow of Newgate and the last remaining place where severed heads were stuck on spikes.

Prisoners only went through Traitor’s Gate in one direction. Where did they find themselves on the other side?

What’s up in the City

They say always look up, yet most walks have an altitude problem. Not this one! Clocks and sundials, statues, weather-vanes and a hundred unique stories lurk high above pavement-level. Let your eyes do the walking on a safe, street-level tour offering a glimpse of the City as you’ve never seen it before.

Above one of the City’s most famous streets, a three-metre dragon hungrily watches something. What is it lining up for lunch?

Murder, Mayhem and Destruction in the City

Witness the darker side of the City’s history, from unsolved murders to riots and violent attempts to influence government. This walk is not for the faint-hearted. As it peels back the modern façade of the City, the trick is to keep your head whilst those around you are losing theirs!

Need a haircut, or perhaps you are feeling hungry as you wander along Fleet Street. Where would you go to satisfy your needs?

A walk on the tiled side

Wandering through hidden gardens and open spaces, this walk discovers an array of evocative stories preserved on ceramic tiles, passes an ancient hospital still in use, takes in the cemetery raided by body-snatchers then slips into the back alleys of Blackfriars – once home to Shakespeare.

Jumping to his death from the roof of a hospital, which famous TV hero fell from this building?

What the Romans did for us!

The City of London is where it all began. This walk starts at the beginning of London’s history, covering the arrival of the Romans 2,000 years ago. From Wren’s Monument commemorating the Fire to the monumental Guildhall, we visit London through the ages.

A black circle in one of the City’s most famous open spaces marks an exciting discovery made in 1985. What was it?

Landmark moments in architecture

From the famous ‘Gherkin’ and ‘Cheesegrater’ towers through to the newspaper offices in the ‘street of shame’, the City’s architectural landmarks are not to be missed. In recent decades, London’s ‘starchitects’ have been locked in competition, each trying to outdo their rivals in constructing epic palaces of steel, glass and sparkle.

Which planning restriction enforced the unique design of the ‘Cheesegrater’?