London: Financial Capital of the World

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London

GPS-directed

Remote Tour Included

1+hr/3hrs(Extended itinerary)

1km/2.5kmExtended itinerary)

Central London actually comprises two cities; The City of Westminster home to the power, politics and royalty and the City of London, the finance. The story of London starts in the area known today as “the square mile” and our walk will trace the development of what was originally a small. Roman trading post to probably the most successful financial capital and one of the most recognized and loved cities on the planet.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Created by an exceptional local tour guide

Written by a Blue Badge guide, who won the prize for best presentation at St Paul's Cathedral in the Blue Badge examinations

GPS Directions

Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

St. Paul's Cathedral, Bracken House, London Bridge, and The Tower of London

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home

Itineraries

London: Financial Capital – Extended

Part 1

Part 2

  1. Blackfriars – The start of our walk and named for a monastery which no longer exists.
  2. St Paul’s Cathedral – Christopher Wren’s masterpiece and beacon of resistance to the people of London during The Blitz
  3. Statue of Queen Anne – A very unhappy lady and subject of the Oscar winning movie “The Favourite” from 2018.
  4. The South Pediment - A phoenix rising from the ashes as St Paul’s did after The Great Fire of London in 1666.
  5. The Millennium Bridge - Opened by Her Majesty on Saturday, closed by the police on Sunday, “destroyed” by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince."
  6. The Globe Theatre - Shakespeare is brought back to life at The Globe Theatre
  7. Bracken House – The first architecturally “listed” building built after the war.
  8. 30 Cannon Street – A ship in The City
  9. Bank Junction statue of a horse– Getting to the money and the heart of The City.
  10. The Church of St Mary Woolnoth - The church’s site has been used for worship for at least 2,000 years.
  11. The Monument to the Great Fire of London – Simply named for one of The City’s biggest disasters.
  12. London Bridge - “London Bridge is falling down!” – Let’s hope not today.
  13. Philpot Lane – London’s smallest statue!
  14. Leadenhall Market – Where Harry Potter bought his wand and where John Wayne had a fight!
  15. Lloyd’s of London – the building turned inside out!
  16. All Hallows by the Tower – bombed to destruction during the Blitz but still here!
  17. The Tower of London - Home to The Crown Jewels, the Yeoman Warders and the Tower Ravens.
  1. Blackfriars – The start of our walk and named for a monastery which no longer exists.
  2. St Paul’s Cathedral – Christopher Wren’s masterpiece and beacon of resistance to the people of London during The Blitz
  3. Statue of Queen Anne – A very unhappy lady and subject of the Oscar winning movie “The Favourite” from 2018.
  4. The South Pediment - A phoenix rising from the ashes as St Paul’s did after The Great Fire of London in 1666.
  5. The Millennium Bridge - Opened by Her Majesty on Saturday, closed by the police on Sunday, “destroyed” by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince."
  6. Bracken House – The first architecturally “listed” building built after the war.
  7. 30 Cannon Street – A ship in The City
  1. Bank Junction– Getting to the money and the heart of The City.
  2. The Church of St Mary Woolnoth - The church’s site has been used for worship for at least 2,000 years.
  3. The Monument to the Great Fire of London – Simply named for one of The City’s biggest disasters.
  4. London Bridge - “London Bridge is falling down!” – Let’s hope not today.
  5. Philpot Lane – London’s smallest statue!
  6. Leadenhall Market – Where Harry Potter bought his wand and where John Wayne had a fight!
  7. Lloyd’s of London – the building turned inside out!
  8. All Hallows by the Tower – bombed to destruction during the Blitz but still here!
  9. The Tower of London - Home to The Crown Jewels, the Yeoman Warders and the Tower Ravens.

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