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At just one Square Mile in size, the City is a great place to walk – from Roman remains to cutting-edge modern architecture, you’re never short of something to see.

Two walks run by the City of London Tourist Guides leave daily from the City Information Centre by St Paul’s Cathedral at 11am and 2pm - you'll find the full list below. During the summer, there are guided tours of many of the City's beautiful gardens - check the City Guides’ website for when these take place.

The Museum of London has a varied programme of guided walks too - check the Museum of London website for upcoming events.

If you have any questions about visiting the City email visit@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

Check out our self-guided walks too!

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  1. bank of england City Highlights: the top ten sights
    An insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England, and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a City where history is still being made. When: Weds 2pm; Sun 2pm. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
  2. charles dickens Dickens: from first to last
    London was more than a setting for Dickens, it was a major character in his writing. On this walk, see the streets and secret backwaters where his novels were played out. When: Tues 11am; Sat 2pm. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 30 mins.
  3. painting by rosetti Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre
    Enjoy a free tour on Fridays of the highlights of the permanent collection of the Guildhall Art Gallery and of London's Roman Amphitheatre below the gallery. When: Every Friday 12.15pm; 1.15pm; 2.15pm; 3.15pm Meet: Guildhall Art Gallery, off Gresham Street EC2V 5AE FREE Duration: 45 minutes NOTE: the gallery will be closed until 12 September. Tours will resume after this time
  4. guildhall Guildhall Tour
    Tours of the historic Guildhall coincide with the Court of Common Council - you can also see the Council in action from 1pm. When: 2014 - 4 December. 2015 - 15 January. Meet: Guildhall Art Gallery cloakroom, Gresham Street EC2V 5AE. Price: £6 (2013), £7 (2014) - book at info@cityoflondontouristguides.com, incl. mobility issues. Duration: 1hr 15min
  5. news type Highlife - Lowlife: stories of Fleet Street
    There is more to this ‘Street of Shame’ than its newspaper heritage. This walk follows the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants, along the highway and its twisting alleys. When: Tues 2pm; Thurs 11am. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
  6. painting of a fire London's Burning: a City transformed
    Many times during its history, the City has faced deadly destruction, only to rise again like a Phoenix from the ashes. Hear about the leaders and heroes who saved it in its hours of need. When: Thurs 2pm; Sun 11am. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
  7. tower bridge London's River: the City's ebb and flow
    Take a closer look at the Thames, London’s lifeblood. A highway, water source and playground, it has brought prosperity, but also deadly disease. Now, its banks are lined with innovative structures. When: Mon 11am; Sat 11am. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
  8. mansion house Mansion House Tour
    Take a weekly tour of the magnificent home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Tours operate on a 'first come' basis and the maximum number is 40. When: Tues 2pm (except August and public holidays). Meet: Walbrook (exit 8, Bank station) by the A-board outside Mansion House EC4N 8BH. Price: £6; £4 concs. Duration: 1hr 30 mins.
  9. historic smithfield drawing Monuments to Murder: Smithfield's bloody history
    Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, but also the spot where traitors and miscreants met a painful end - burnt at the stake roasted or even boiled alive. When: Fri 2pm. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
  10. roman statue Roman London: the City beneath our feet
    See London's Roman past. You’ll visit Londinium’s Temple of Mithras and the capital’s only amphitheatre, the remains of the fort and city walls, and discover how the Romans put London on the map. When: Mon 2pm; Fri 11am. Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX. Price: £7; concs £6. Duration: 1hr 45 mins.
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