This tour begins in Paternoster Square home to the London Stock Exchange, the 1st Dates Bar, a modern sculpture and relics of the old City in the form of ‘Temple Bar’ the wonderfully restored and only remaining gateway of the 17th Century City.
Take in the wonder of St Paul’s Cathedral before heading to Old Bailey our Central Criminal Court built on the site of the infamous Newgate Prison.
Enjoy weaving in and out of the narrow medieval streets, finding the remains of a Roman fort and visiting Guildhall the powerhouse of the City of London Corporation whose Great Hall dates back 600 years and where royalty and state visitors have been dined and entertained throughout the centuries.
Guildhall has also been the setting for some very famous state trials, including that of Lady Jane Grey (the 9 day queen) in 1553. The imposing medieval hall has stained glass windows and several monuments to national heroes including Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill (where famously he stood and with a wry grin remarked that it was indeed a rather good likeness!)
Our tour finishes in the heart of the financial district as we encounter the magnificent buildings of the Royal Exchange, The Bank of England and Mansion House the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Meeting point outside Café Nero next to the entrance to St Paul’s Station and finishing at Mansion House by Bank Station. Duration 2 hours.