Discover the City of London

The City of London holds a unique position as the centre of world trade and financial services and powerhouse of the old British Empire.

Join me on one of my walks down the City’s meandering back streets and alleys and visit the sites and hear about the people and events that have made London, Britain and the world the place it is today.

Cityguide Andrew Wilson outside Jonathan's Coffee House Change Alley photo courtesy of Chris Burton
Cityguide Andrew Wilson outside Jonathan’s Coffee House Change Alley photo courtesy of Chris Burton

Please join me when I lead the following City of London  cityguides walks:

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City Highlights – the top sights

2018 dates to be confirmed

Enjoy an insider’s tour of the City, hear the story of Capt. John Smith adventurer, mercenary, author and a founder of Britain’s first permanent colony in America.

Capt. John Smith
Capt. John Smith

 

Stroll down ancient Watling Street to discover the story of Admiral Arthur Phillip and his 11 ships that carried the first convicts to New South Wales.  Visit the hidden gem that is  the 15th Century Guildhall, see the Lord Mayor’s home- Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange – grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made. Wander the narrow  back alleys of Cornhill and meet coffee pioneer Pasqua Rosée only a few steps from one of Charles Dickens’ favourite haunts.

 Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 Hours
Site of London's First Coffee House, St Michaels Alley, City of London
Site of London’s First Coffee House, St Michaels Alley, City of London

 Where to meet me:

All the above cityguides walks start at the City Information Centre.  St Pauls Churchyard, EC4M 8BX.

Just turn up, no need to book. £7 per person (£6 concessions)

Buses: 4, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 100 & 172

Tube: St Pauls, Mansion House

To find out about these and other upcoming walks please email me using the form below:

About your guide

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Andrew Wilson is accredited by the City of London as a City of London Guide, a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers’ Association and is a Green Badge Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

Andrew is a ‘£10 Pom who grew up in Sydney, Australia and has returned to his London roots. He now wants to share his love of the City of London with you.

Particular interests are the City of London’s role in colonisation of the Americas and Australia and transportation to the colonies. (Watch this space for a new tour coming soon)

Guided walks through the City of London