The City through the Centuries

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    Sam brearle
    16 May 2019
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    20 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    London Bridge, Tower of London, Guildhall London

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    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.

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment


    Had an amazing time learning the history along this walk. First of many audio tours on this app for sure

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 2 months ago

    this was an excellent tour through the city of London. Sam was interesting to listen to and the pace was about right. the church with the miniature model of London bridge was fascinating. also the beautiful arch ways over leadenhall market - what a beautiful find and something I'd never have stumbled across myself.

    Posted by Joanna Hingston , 9 months ago

    This was my first VoiceMap tour and a lot of fun! I liked being able to stop for a while and look at other things instead of being rushed along.

    Posted by Marek M , 10 months ago

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