City of London Walks

CITY WALKS

BACK ON THE STREET!

Walks have resumed! A schedule is  circulated from time to time in the newsletter.

NEWSLETTER

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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 and Tower Hill walks all involve steps. Barbican also includes some uneven ground.

PRICES & DISCLAIMER

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

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

The Walks

  • Places mentioned for each walk are only a sample to indicate the general route.
  • Unless otherwise stated, walks take around 90-120(ish) minutes approximately.
  • The Guildhall, St Pauls and Tower of London are all worthy of tours in their own right so only highlights will be mentioned.
  • As a rule we’ll not be going inside buildings but may do so briefly if opportunity offers.

BARBICANbegins and ends at St Pauls tube
Goldsmiths Company, Wood Street, Salters Hall, St Giles Church, Barbican, Salters Gardens and City Wall, Physic Garden, more Wall,  Assay Office.
Meet outside the Co-Op by St Pauls tube, exit 2.

BISHOPSGATE – begins and ends at Liverpool Street station (unless stalled at Dirty Dick’s!)
KinderTransport, St Botolphs, London Wall, Livery Companies, Austin Friars, Skyscrapers, Synagogues, Middlesex Street, Dirty Dick’s.
Meet by the KinderTransport Memorial which is on the south forecourt of the station (Liverpool Street exit)

BLACKFRIARSbegins and ends at Blackfriars station
Playhouse Yard, Carter Lane, St Pauls, Wren’s Lantern, Swan Master, Blade Of Light, Blackfriars station and bridge.
Meet outside Blackfriars main station entrance on north side of river.

CORNHILL begins and ends at The Monument
Great Fire, Pudding Lane, London Bridges, London Stone, Lombard Street, Coffee Houses, Leadenhall Market, Lloyds Building, Great Plague
Meet on the North side of the The Monument (the tower itself, not the underground station). This is the side away from the Thames and with the tube exit in sight up the hill.

LUDGATE HILL – from St Pauls tube to St Mary Aldermary Church (Watling Street)
Stationers Company, Temple Bar, Cheapside Tree, Wax Chandlers, Guildhall, Dick Whittington, Great Conduit, Pocahontas, Bow Church.
Meet outside the Co-Op by St Pauls tube, exit 2.

SAINT BART’S – Blackfriars station to Postmans Park
Playhouse Yard, Apothecaries Hall, Old Bailey, Newgate Prison, Cock Lane,  Smithfield Market, St Bartholomew’s hospital and churches, Founders Company, Postmans Park
Meet outside Blackfriars main station entrance on north side of river.

TOWER HILL begins and ends at The Monument
Great Fire and Plague, All Hallows Church, Lloyds Register, Tower Hill, Tower Bridge, Roman Baths, Watermans Hall, Billingsgate, London Bridge(s).
Meet on the North side of the The Monument (the tower itself, not the underground station). This is the side away from the Thames and with the tube exit in sight up the hill.

WALBROOK Moorgate tube to Walbrook Wharf
Finsbury Circus, London Wall, Austin Friars, Telegraph Street, Tokenhouse Yard, Bank Of England, Royal Exchange, Mansion House,  The Underground, Dowgate Hill and Livery Companies, Dick Whittington, Southwark Bridge.
Meet outside NatWest bank by Moorgate tube exit 3.

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.

THAMESIDE From Temple to Tower Bridge.

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