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    ​Architecture fans should not miss out on this free self-guided walk which leads you to the City's most impressive buildings.

Walks in the Square Mile 

You can download and print them from this page, or pop into the City Information Centre by St Paul's Cathedral and pick up a leaflet.

The Art of Faith (2MB)
Discover contemporary works of art in the City's historic churches, including work by Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Jacob Epstein.

Shakespeare's London (1MB)
Follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned dramatist and discover the city he made his home.  

Roads to Rome (2MB)
Step into the heart of Roman London and discover the beginnings of the City on this walk exploring the remains and stories of the Romans.

The Great Fire of London (2MB)
Explore the history of one of the greatest fires in history, a fire that destroyed almost all of the City of London in 1666 after a baker left his oven alight.

Designs of the Times (1MB)
This architecture walk was produced in collaboration with New London Architecture and leads you to some of the City's most important and impressive buildings.

Dickens's magic lantern (2MB)
Written by Dickens expert Dr Tony Williams, you’ll discover the City that was the great scribe’s home and inspiration.

Lights, camera, action (2MB)
Many films have been shot in the City of London and this walk will take you to places where movies including Harry Potter and James Bond have filmed.

Tree Trail (6MB)
Explore the City with our new Tree Trail. There are two walks, one winding through the City and the other along the River Thames, taking you past our important and majestic City trees.

City Walks - Finance at your feet (2MB)
Discover the City from the standpoints of history, architecture and commercial innovation. On these walks you can get a real feel for the inner workings of global businesses and meet some of the people who, over the centuries, have been its driving force. Please note this is not available in print.

City Visitor Trail
From world-famous attractions to hidden gems, the City Visitor Trail suggests a range of routes to help you see the most of the City at your leisure. Pick up a map at the City Information Centre.

City Gardens

The Square Mile is full of hidden gardens and pocket parks, full of London history and heritage. 

Walks in our green spaces, across London

Kenley Airfield Heritage trail

English Heritage identifies Kenley Airfield as "the most complete fighter airfield associated with the Battle of Britain to have survived". Six history boards explain its importance and the role played by pilots, ground crew and local people during the two World Wars. 

Epping Forest walks and trails

With over 20 miles of surfaced trails and around 6,000 acres of forest to explore on foot, Epping Forest is the perfect place to go walking.

Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common​

Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common are located in Buckinghamshire to the west of London and are a combination of scenic green spaces with internationally important wildlife habitats.

Hampstead Heath trail (PDF 270KB)

Hampstead Heath is a wonderfully varied collection of natural habitats, historical features and beautiful views. 


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