An in depth walk through almost two thousand years of London's past by a local history teacher. The walk takes in over thirty important and sometimes overlooked sites, from a hidden Roman amphitheatre, to the original London Bridge and the Tower of London. Delve deep into London's history through its often hidden ruins and always colourful characters.
London Bridge, Tower of London, Guildhall London
The walk starts at London's Guildhall, a short walk from St Pauls Cathedral (preferable) or Moorgate station.
From St Pauls: Walk north on Cheapside, continue on St Martins Le Grand, turn right onto Gresham Street. In about three hundred meters, Guildhall Yard will be on your left.
From Moorgate: Walk south on Moorgate towards Moor Place, turn right towards Coleman St, take the zebra crossing, continue onto Coleman St, turn right onto Gresham Street and continue until you reach Guildhall Yard.
Places to stop along the way:
St Stephen Walbrook, Leadenhall Market, Monument to the Great Fire, St Dustan in the East, All Hallows by the Tower museum, the Tower of London.
Best time of day:
The City can feel quite deserted on the weekend, which makes it either an excellent time to do the walk, or a terrible time to do the walk, depending on your preference, though many shops will also be closed. Try not to start or finish the walk close to week day rush hour: 07:30-09:30 and 17:00-19:00.
London is a busy city, though reasonably safe. It is always worth keeping belongings safe, your phone in your pocket and being aware of your surroundings.
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