17 July 2012
City workers, families and tourists have already started enjoying the Mayor of London’s Discovery trails though the City of London. The route encourages them to feast their eyes on St Paul’s Cathedral, the Monument, the Gherkin and some of London’s most iconic bridges along the banks of the Thames.
Two of the trails take in the City of London: the 4.4 km blue and 3.2 km yellow discovery trails. Visitors can look out for official Games mascots Mandeville and Wenlock on the routes who will bring the trails to life and highlight some great photo opportunities. Each is individually designed, animating the route in a unique way that captures the spirit of London.
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About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archive; education (including three independent schools and sponsor of three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects in London.