City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

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Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
11 AM to 12.50 PM (Mon); 2 PM to 3.50 PM (Wed, Sun)
Tour begins at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral, and ends in Cornhill
Tickets & Cost:
£10 per person. There's no need to book in advance. Just meet your guide at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral
See cityoflondonguides.com for more information

Getting to The City

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Buses:
4, 8, 11, 15, 21, 23, 25, 26, 42, 43, 47, 48, 76, 78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 242, RV1
Bus fares in London
Trains:
Bank CNT DLR NRN W&C, Cannon Street CRC DSC, Mansion House CRC DSC, Monument CRC DSC, Moorgate CRC H&C MET NRN
The closest station to The City is Bank
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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. The Square Mile is so densely packed with interesting buildings that it's impossible to cover it all in one day, but this walk will show you the most obvious places that tourists want to see.

Highlights include the exterior of St. Paul's Cathedral, the medieval Guildhall, the Lord Mayor's residence at Mansion House, the Bank of England and impressive Royal Exchange.

Craig has reviewed all of these attractions in his London blog so you might like to read your way through it and see what they look like. Start with his review of The City and then check out his review of the Royal Exchange, the Guildhall, The Monument and Leadenhall Market.

 

 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.”

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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”

Read Craig’s review of The City

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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)

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