City of London Walks

CITY WALKS

Please note:-

  • “Monument” means the tower itself, not the tube.
  • Places mentioned on each walk are only a sample to indicate the general route.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all walks take around 90 minutes.
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FOOTWEAR

Most walks go along paved roads and paths but Barbican walk goes over some un-made paths which can be a little muddy after rain . Be shod accordingly.

meeting up

Meeting points are listed for each walk, here is the full list with directions.

level access

Most Walks are on the flat but Barbican, Blackfriars, St Katherine’s Thameside walks all involve steps. Barbican also includes some uneven ground.

PRICES & DISCLAIMER

Zoom walks are open to everybody and entry is by donation, no minimum amount (no maximum either!)

‘Real’ Walks are free, by invitation only and you come at your own risk.

The Walks

BLACKFRIARSBlackfriars station to Blackfriars station
BlackFriar pub, Playhouse Yard, Ludgate Hill,  Carter Lane, St Pauls (from afar), Wren’s Lantern, Swan Master, Painters Hall, Blade Of Light, Blackfriars station and bridge.

GHERKINThe Monument to The Monument
Watermans’ Hall, Lloyds Register, Aldgate Pump, Synagogue, Baltic Exchange, Roman Girl, Leadenhall Market, Hellfire Club, Lombard Street, Post Office Court, London Stone,  Dad’s Cafe

GUILDHALL – The Monument to St Pauls tube
Pudding Lane, Leadenhall Market, Coffee House, Cornhill, Royal Exchange, Poultry, Old Jewry, Mercers’ Company, Guildhall, Goldsmiths’ Hall

Saint BART’S – Blackfriars station to BlackFriars station
St Brides Church; Old Bailey; Newgate Prison; Cock Lane;  Smithfield Market; St Bartholomew’s hospital and churches; Founders Company, Postman’s Park; Paternoster Square; Playhouse Yard

Saint KATHERINE’SThe Monument to The Monument
Great Fire and Plague, All Hallows Church, Tower Hill,  St Katherines Dock, Tower Bridge, Roman Baths, Billingsgate, London Bridge(s).

STONE, WOOD & WATER Cannon Street station to Cannon Street station
London Stone, Lombard Street, Cornhill, Drapers Hall, Bank of England, Guildhall, City Police, Cheapside Tree, Bow Church, Great Conduit.

WALBROOK WANDERMoorgate tube to Walbrook Wharf
Finsbury Circus, London Wall, Austin Friars, Telegraph Street, Tokenhouse Yard, Bank Of England, Mansion House,  The Underground, Dowgate Hill and Livery Companies, Dick Whittington, Southwark Bridge

DOCKLAND WALKS?

Please head over to Black Rat Walks for details.

Meeting points

Here is a list of the meeting points mentioned in the Walks.

Future walks

Alongside the above walks I am planning or revising the following.

BARBICAN The Barbican and City Wall

GREAT FIRE RESISTANT Pre-1666 buildings which are still with us today. It will be a long walk!

PETTICOAT LANE – Moorgate tube to Liverpool Street station
Telegraph Street, Drapers Hall, Threadneedle Street, Bishopsgate, Victorian Bath House, Middlesex Street, Jewish Poor House, Dirty Dick’s, Kinder Memorial

THAMESIDE From Temple to Tower Bridge.

WHITTINGTON Man and Myth

If anybody wishes to come on a ‘planning’ walk then do get in touch.