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If you only have time for one walk around London during your holiday, then this is probably the one we'd recommend. London is such a huge city that it's impossible to see it all in one walk, but this one includes lots of interesting history and plenty of great buildings.
Highlights include the medieval Guildhall, the Lord Mayor of London's residence at Mansion House, the Bank of England, and the impressive Royal Exchange (easily the most impressive building in The City).
Craig has reviewed all of these attractions in his London blog, and you might like to work your way through it to see what they're like. Start with his review of The City and then check out his review of Leadenhall Market, the Royal Exchange, The Monument and Guildhall.
Note: If you'd like to try a much longer walk that takes in many more landmarks, then how about our self-guided walk around London's landmarks? It will take you over three hours to complete (so wear a pair of comfy shoes!) but it has the advantage of seeing everything from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace all the way over to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Guest – “where does this walk start?”
Admin – “From the City Information Centre. That's that weird angular building round the southside of St. Paul's, on the opposite side of the road, along St Paul's churchyard.”
Craig’s review of The City – “I thought I'd just hang around The City today, the so-called "Square Mile". That's the bit inside the old city walls where all the big banks and financial institutions live. If you want to make some new friends then try catching the tube from Waterloo to Bank at half-8 in the morning -- when all the bleary-eyed businessmen and women are bustling off to work.… continued”
Hire a Boris Bike… and cycle around London – Every day – If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun, then how about hiring a 'Boris Bike'?
11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus – Every day – If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative, the No.11 bus.
Lord Mayor’s Show and fireworks display – 10 Nov 2018 – The Lord Mayor's Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant, followed by a procession in a gold coach, and ending with a fireworks display.
Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper – Every day – Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!
The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
TRS river cruise, from Big Ben to Greenwich – Every day – Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.
If you enjoy The City then you might like to visit Bank of England (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), Guildhall (you can walk it in 6 mins), Mansion House (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Exchange (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and St. Paul’s Cathedral (you can walk it 10 mins)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans