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The building at 30 St Mary Axe, London. Better know as The Gherkin.

Money and Power Self-Guided Walking Tour
City of London

Walk through two thousand years of History in the City of London!

Discover the ancient City of London founded by the Romans two thousand years ago and witness to many of the key events in British History subsequently. See where the Normans consolidated their control of Britain by building the Tower of London and where the Fire of London broke out in 1666 so facilitating the birth of modern London as we see it today. Find out about the world’s most successful and most corrupt business the East India Company, the medieval trade guilds that still exist today and how the stock market was created. Above all gain an understanding of how decisions about Money and Power shaped 21st-century modern Britain. All this whilst walking amongst one of the world’s leading financial centres with its cutting-edge iconic 21st-century corporate skyscrapers.

Your guide is Terry Silvers, who is a qualified Westminster tour guide and has led hundreds of in-person tours through various platforms such as TripAdvisor and Airbnb and whilst doing so has gained over 1500 five-star reviews. He also teaches History in a Further Education college where he focuses mostly on Tudor and Stuart Britain. Most importantly however he has lived in London all of his life and sees guiding as a love letter to his home city and he loves the opportunity this platform has provided to him to share his knowledge with visitors to the place that the writer Samuel Johnson famously said about ` When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford`. Terry believes that no place in the world in such a small geographical area is so varied in what the City of London offers and hopes that this audio guide starts to reveal some of its many very colourful tales to entertain visitors.

Welcome to Money and Power in the City!

This activity includes:

  • Tower Hill

  • Paternoster Square

  • Sadlers Hall

  • Wax Chandler's Hall 

  • St Lawrence Jewry

  • The Guild Hall

  • Grocers Company

  • Statue of the Duke of Wellington

  • Bank of England

  • Royal Exchange

  • Change Alley

  • The Lloyd’s Building

  • Leadenhall Market

  • East Indian Arms

  • Spice Traders

  • Seething Lane Gardens

  • 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!

Money and Power Intro (by Terry)
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