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City of London Walk - self-guided sightseeing walking tour


The City of London is over 2000 years old with Roman and medieval remains side by side with 21st century award winning architecture.

Starting at St Paul's Cathedral and finishing at The Monument WALK LONDON's free self-guided City of London walking tour takes you inside the boundaries of the "Square Mile", which have remained little changed since medieval times.

Walk back in time through narrow alleys and cobbled streets to the most historic parts of the capital. See many famous landmarks from Christopher Wren's churches to markets that have been trading for 100's of years to environmentally sustainable sky-scrappers.

For your comfort WALKLONDON's self-guided walking route passes many cafes, refreshment, facilities and places to rest.

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START:  st paul's underground walk start point St Paul's: Central Line
FINISH: monument underground walk finish point Monument: Northern, Circle or District Line

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Leisure walker: 2 hours
Power walker: 45 minutes

St Paul's Cathedral to
Mansion House
first city of london attraction visit St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral City of London Walk St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher more ..

second city of london attraction visit Guildhall, London
Guildhall City of London Walk Guildhall has been the official headquarters more ..

third city of london attraction visit Mansion House
Mansion House City of London Walk Mansion House is a unique Georgian Town Palace more ..

St Stephen Walbrook to
Bank of England
fourth city of london attraction visit St Stephen Walbrook
St Stephen Walbrook City of London Walk In the 2nd Century A.D. a temple of Mithras stood more ..

fifth city of london attraction visit London Stone
London Stone City of London Walk The London Stone is where the Romans more ..

sixth city of london attraction visit Bank of England
Bank of England City of London Walk The Bank of England, founded in 1694 as more ..

Royal Exchange to
Leadenhall Market
seventh city of london attraction visit Royal Exchange
Royal Exchange City of London Walk The Royal Exchange, founded in 1566, was based more ..

eight city of london attraction visit Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market City of London Walk Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th Century more ..

ninth city of London attraction visit Lloyd's of London
Lloyds Building City of London Walk Lloyd's of London is the world's most prominent more ..

Sky Garden to
The Monument
tenth city of london attraction visit The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe
Gherkin 30 St Mary Axe city of london walk 30 St Mary Axe, known as The Gherkin, was designed by more ..

eleventh city of london attraction visit Sky Garden, Walkie-Talkie
Sky Garden Walkie Talkie City of London Walk London The Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie building is more ..

twelth city of london attraction visit The Monument
The Monument City of London Walk The Monument, built in 1671 on the orders of Charles II, more ..

City of London Walk
G o o g l e Map

Street Directions
START:  st paul's underground walk start point St Paul's: Central Line.

Our City of London Wall starts at St Paul's Underground Station. Come out of the station at EXIT 2. St Paul's Cathedral will be behind you, walk down to ST PAUL'S CHURCH YARD EC4 turn right and walk around to the front of the Cathedral.
St Paul's Cathedral to
Mansion House
From the front of the Cathedral, walk counter-clockwise around to the rear of the Cathedral, then go straight across NEW CHANGE EC4 into WATLING STREET EC4.

Take the 2nd left into BOW LANE EC4. At the end walk straight across CHEAPSIDE EC4 into HONEY LANE EC4. Turn right into TRUMP STREET EC4 then left into KING STREET EC4, at the end cross GRESHAM STREET EC4 and entre GUILDHALL.

From Guildhall turn left into GRESHAM STREE EC4 then 2nd right down OLD JEWRY EC4. At the end turn left into POULTRY EC4. Walk down to the junction with QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4 and cross the road, Mansion House, the Lord Mayor of London's Residence, is 50m on the right.
Mansion House to
Bank Of England
Walk round behind Mansion House, down WALBROOK EC4 to the Church of St. Stephen Walbrook.

Continue down Walbrook, at the end turn left into CANNON STREET EC4. The London Stone is 50m on the left, behind a grill on the pavement. Continue up Cannon Street, take the next left ST SWITHINS LANE EC4, and walk up to the end.

Turn left onto KING WILLIAM STREET EC3, which changes into LOMBARD STREET EC3. Continue up Lombard Street to the busy BANK junction and turn right into THREADNEEDLE STREET EC2. The Bank of England is 50m on the left, with the museum entrance on the right side of the building in Bartholomew Lane EC2.

Bank of England to
Lloyd's of London
The Royal Exchange is opposite the Bank of England, at the junction of CORNHILL EC2 and THREADNEEDLE STREET EC2. Continue up THREADNEEDLE STREET EC2 and take the 1st road on the right, ROYAL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS EC2 which is behind the Royal Exchange. At the end turn left into CORNHILL EC2 then right into GRACECHURCH STREET EC2.

Walk down Gracechurch Street and take the 1st left into Leadenhall Market. Walk through Leadenhall Market to the end of LEADENHALL PLACE EC3. Turn left into LIME STREET EC2 and walk to the end of the road, passing the Lloyd's Building on the left and the Willis Building on the right, to LEADENHALL STREET EC2.
Lloyd's of London to
The Monument
Cross straight over Leadenhall Street into ST MARY'S AXE EC2. Walk up St Mary Axe to Number 30 - the Gherkin Tower.

Turn-around and re-trace your steps back down LEADENHALL STREET EC3 and LIME STREET EC3 past the Lloyd's and Willis Buildings. Continue straight on past LEADENHALL PLACE EC3 to the end of Lime Street.

At the end of LIME STREET EC3 go straight across FENCHURCH STREET EC3 into PHILPOT LANE EC3. Take the 1st right into EASTCHEAP EC3, cross the road and then take the 1st left into PUDDING LANE EC3. At the end turn right into MONUMENT STREET EC3 and walk up to the Monument.

City of London Walk - Sightseeing Map