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From the suburbs to the City

Date created: 8/26/2020

Escape the crowds of your local neighbourhood and adventure close to home on a self-guided walk from the suburbs to the City of London.

Embark on walks from suburb locations in Camden, Islington, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Westminster and Lambeth. Each trail will take you along lesser-trodden paths, uncovering centuries of history, art and culture on the way.

When you reach the City of London you can explore the ancient heart of the capital. You don’t need to travel to Italy to see Roman ruins or France to experience cafe culture. Grab a coffee in Bloomberg Arcade and watch the world go by, or marvel at the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre under Guildhall Yard.

Westminster to the City - A Tale Through Two Cities

There will be stories, heroes, criminals, fancy folk, monks and tales of tea all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Trafalgar Square and Cheapside, to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at St Paul's Cathedral , Paternoster Square, Guildhall, - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Westminster will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Westminster to the City walking route PDF (5MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Lambeth to the City - Doing the Lambeth Walks!

There will be stories about, theatre, history, hats ,monks and body snatching all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between The Garden Museum and Blackfriars to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at the Thames Path ,Millennium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral or Fleet Street - all very close to where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Lambeth will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Lambeth to the City walking route PDF (3.7MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Camden to the City - Heists, Briefs and Wedding Cake

There will be stories, history, bishops, a dancing queen, writers and a freedom fighter all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Chancery Lane and Paternoster Square to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at St Paul's Cathedral, Cheapside, Guildhall Yard - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Camden will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Camden to the City walking route PDF (2.9MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Islington to the City - Angel Delight!

There will be stories, history, tales of gin, meat, architects and artisans all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Angel and The City Information Centre, to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at The Millennium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral , One New Change - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Islington will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Islington to the City walking route PDF (3MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Southwark to the City - Go West!

There will be stories, theatre, history, tales of shipbuilders, pilgrims, London's first female mayor and the City's oldest church all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Southwark and all Hallows by the Tower, to spend some free time in the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at Trinity Square Gardens with its memorials, the execution site on Tower Hill, see Samuel Pepys in Seething Lane or Roman remains - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Southwark will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Southwark to the City walking route PDF (5MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Tower Hamlets to the City - Station to Station

There will be stories, history, tales of slavery abolitionists, beer, ingenious design and a huge woman! all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Shoreditch and Bank, to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at The Royal Exchange, Guildhall, St Paul's Cathedral - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Tower Hamlets will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Tower Hamlets to the City walking route PDF (4.4MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Hackney to the City - Icons Old and New

There will be stories, theatre, history, heroics and the modern all in the space of this guided tour in and out of the City.

You will travel through the centuries between Hoxton and Bank, to spend some free time in the centre of the City with its iconic architecture, open cafes and shops. You will be able to look and linger crowd-free at The Royal Exchange, Guildhall, St Paul's Cathedral - all within a few minutes of where you arrive in the City.

The return walk to Hoxton will take you past a host of other stories and discoveries.

Hackney to the City walking route PDF (6.3MB)

Date submitted: 11/17/20

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Commissioned by the City of London Corporation from the City of London Guides as part of Our City Together.