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Walks in the Square Mile

Download your favourite walk or pick up a leaflet the City Information Centre.


Shakespeare's London (2MB)
Follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned dramatist and discover the city he made his home.

The Great Fire

The Great Fire of London (2MB)
Follow the trail of destruction left by the most famous fire in history.


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.

Roman London

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.


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

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.


Plagues, Pestilence & Pathology (2MB)
Dissect London's medical history and explore streets once plagued by death and disease.

Famous attractions and hidden gems

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, offering plenty of history and heritage.

Walks across London

Kenley Airfield

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

With over 20 miles of surfaced trails and around 6,000 acres of forest to explore on foot, Epping Forest walks and trails are the perfect way to explore the forest.

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

Hampstead Heath trail (270KB) is a wonderfully varied collection of natural habitats, historical features and beautiful views.