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An Artistic picture of St Paul's Cathedral in London City Centre

History and Stories Self-Guided Walking Tour
City of London

This self-guided walking tour will take you through the City of London, which is the leading centre of banking and finance for the whole country. Our tour will begin at St Paul’s underground station and finish at the Tower of London. Along the way, we will stop at the Lloyds Building, the Mansion House, the Bank of England, Leadenhall Market and visit several churches in between.

Many first-time visitors to London will want to know about the general history of the country and to see the oldest parts of London. This walking tour will do both. We will also delve deeply into the stories of the Kings and Queens who led the nation and see some of the commercial buildings that play an important role in history. Today very few people live in the City of London, so it has changed completely since the time when it was the most important settlement in the whole country.

London has a fascinating history and I want to tell you the stories that I find most interesting. I’m also a visitor to this country even though I’ve now been here for over 30 years. Please come along on the journey where I will tell you stories that both first-time and return visitors will find educational and entertaining.


Hi, my name is Daniel. I’m originally from New York but I moved to London as a student. I currently work at the National Portrait Gallery and have previously worked in all the major London museums including the British Museum, National Gallery, V&A, Science Museum, and others. I am an official tour guide and gained my first qualification in 2018. I am an art historian with a love of social history and am available for private walking and museum tours.

This activity includes:

  • Temple Bar

  • St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Statue of Queen Anne

  • Statue of John Donne

  • St Augustine’s Watling Street and the phone boxes

  • Wood Street tree

  • St Mary le Bow church

  • The Guildhall

  • The Mansion House

  • Statue of the Duke of Wellington

  • Bank of England

  • Royal Exchange

  • Greathead Monument

  • Jamaica Wine House

  • The Gherkin

  • St Helen Bishopsgate

  • The Lloyd’s Building

  • Leadenhall Market

  • The Two Mice

  • The Monument

  • St Dunstan in the East

  • All Hallows by the Tower

  • Tower of London

If you buy the tour here, you will receive an email with further instructions (check your spam!). You must download the app to start this amazing experience!

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