The day starts at St Paul's Cathedral ( 1 ). A guided tour of the cathedral and crypt which lasts for 90 minutes and usually commence at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm (spaces are limited on these popular tours). Please reserve a place at the guiding desk when you arrive at the cathedral (it is not possible to make reservations in advance).

Tube Route

London Bridge (Northern Line: Northbound via Bank) zone: 1
Bank (Change for Central Line: Westbound to Ealing Broadway or West Ruislip) zone: 1

St. Paul's zone: 1

Time: 11 mins via 2 stations, 1 change, zone 1

Upon leaving the Cathedral it is proposed to embark on the London CityWalk. Starting at St Paul's Cathedral and finishing at Monument underground station WALK LONDON's self-guided City of London walking tour takes you inside the boundaries of the "Square Mile", which have remained little changed since medieval times.

Walk back in time through narrow alleys and cobbled streets to the most historic parts of the capital. See many famous landmarks from Christopher Wren's churches to markets that have been trading for 100's of years to environmentally sustainable sky-scrappers.



Walk around the Cathedral to the east side. Walk straight across New Change into Watling Street. Take the 2nd left into Bow Lane. At the end of Bow Lane walk straight across Cheapside into Honey Lane. Then turn right into Trump Street then first left into King Street. At the end of King Street cross Gresham Street into Guildhall ( 2 ).

From Guildhall turn left into Gresham Street then 2nd left down Old Jewry. At the end turn left into Poultry and cross the road, Mansion House ( 3 ) is 50m further down on the right. Cross Queen Victoria Street and walk down the west (right hand) side of Mansion House to the Church of St. Stephen Walbrook. ( 4 ) Continue down Walbrook to the end. Turn left into Cannon Street. The London Stone ( 5 ) is 10m on the left behind a grating.

Continue up Cannon Street and take the first next left into St Swithins Lane. At the end turn left onto King William Street and straight on into Lombard Street. Walk up to the busy Bank junction, cross the road and turn right into Threadneedle Street. The Bank of England ( 6 ) 50m on the left.

Continue up Threadneedle Street, (the Bank of England Museum is left down Bartholomew Lane) and take the 1st right into the pedestrian area of Exchange Buildings. Passing the rear entrance to The Royal Exchange ( 7 ) turn left into Cornhill and cross the road. Take the narrow St Michael's Alley on the right next to St Michael's Church. Walk down the ally, and round the church then left into St Peter's Alley and straight on into Bill Inn Yard. At the end turn left into Graceshurch Street. Cross the road and take the 1st left into Leadenhall Market ( 8 ).

Leadhall Market seems a good place to stop and have lunch.

Walk through Leadenhall Market into Leadenhall Place. At the end turn left into Lime Street. Follow Lime Street past the Lloyds of London ( 9 ) and Willis Buildings to Leadenhall Street. Turn right then left into St Mary's Axe and walk upto 30 Mary Axe - the Gherkin ( 10 ).

Re-trace your steps back past the Lloyds building and Leadenhall Place to the other end of Lime Street. Turn left then right crossing Fenchurch Street into Philpot Lane. At the end turn right into Eastcheap then take the 1st left into Pudding Lane. At the end of Pudding Lane turn right into Monument Street and walk up to The Monument ( 11 ).

Walk west on Monument Street to King William Street and turnleft and cross London Bridge. Cross over to the west side and take the stairs down to Montague Close. Walk west on Monatague and around the corner to Cathedral Street. The Golden Hinde ( 12 ) is just down Cathedral Street.

If we are up to it we can walk along Tooley Street to Bermondsey Street.