East City of London Walk, London

East City of London Walk, London

The City is a notable part of central London. This neighborhood is colloquially known as the Square Mile, as it is 1.12 square miles (2.90 square km) in area. The City of London is able to offer great number of things to see. This tour will guide you from the Tower Bridge to the “30 St Mary Axe”, great achievements of architecture and engineering.
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East City of London Walk Map

Guide Name: East City of London Walk
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: Xena
Tower Bridge Exhibition

1) Tower Bridge Exhibition

The high-level open air walkways between the towers gained an unpleasant reputation as a haunt for prostitutes and pickpockets; as they were only accessible by stairs and were seldom used by regular pedestrians, they were closed in 1910. In 1982 the walkways were reopened as part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, a display housed in the bridge's twin towers, the high-level walkways and the Victorian engine rooms. The exhibition charges an admission fee. Presented here are films, photos and...   view more
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Tower Bridge

2) Tower Bridge (must see)

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the...   view more
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Royal Armouries

3) Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's National Museum of Arms and Armour. It is the country's oldest museum, and one of the oldest museums in the world. It is also one of the largest collections of arms and armour in the world, comprising the UK's National Collection of Arms and Armour, National Artillery Collection, and National Firearms Collection. It is also the keeper of the Tower of London history.

The Royal Armouries is one of the ancient institutions of the Tower...   view more
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Tower of London

4) Tower of London (must see)

The Tower of London is a misnomer, it isn’t a “tower”, it is a vast, ancient fortress, so when you visit it, pack a picnic because it will take you all day to fully explore every part open to the public. Gazing at the Crown Jewels is only a small part of the attraction of this magnificent bastion.

The original building was constructed on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1070 as a temporary wooden building. Later a stone tower was added and by the 13th century, it had become the...   view more
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All Hallows-by-the-Tower

5) All Hallows-by-the-Tower

All Hallows-by-the-Tower, also previously dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is an ancient Anglican church located in Byward Street in the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London. All Hallows-by-the-Tower was first established in 675 AD by the Saxon Abbey at Barking and was for many years named after the abbey, as All Hallows Barking. The church has a museum called the Undercroft Museum, containing portions of a Roman pavement together with many artifacts discovered many feet below the...   view more
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St. Mary-at-Hill

6) St. Mary-at-Hill

If you would like to see a fine example of a 12th century church, then you shouldn’t miss visiting St Mary-at-Hill in the Billingsgate Ward.

This church was built in the 12th century and called “St Mary de Hull”, later changed to the name it bears today after the Norman influence on the language waned. It isn’t a very large church, being 96ft long and 60ft wide, but it represents one of the oldest buildings in the capital.

The church was damaged during the Great Fire of London in...   view more
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London Bridge

7) London Bridge

We all know the children’s nursery rhyme “London Bridge is Falling Down”. Today’s London Bridge is not falling down, but its predecessors were all destroyed during wars or by fires.

The first bridge to span the Thames at this spot was a Roman pontoon bridge built in 50 AD, replaced in 55 AD by a piled bridge, which was destroyed in 60 AD by Queen Boudicca. The bridge was rebuilt but fell into disrepair when the Romans left. It was rebuilt in 990 and again destroyed – this time by...   view more
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The Monument

8) The Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a stone Roman Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of London. It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft (62 m) tall and 202 ft (62 m) from the place where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666. Another monument, the Golden Boy of Pye Corner, marks the point near Smithfield where the fire stopped....   view more
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Leadenhall Market

9) Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market, set on the site of a Roman forum, has been a marketplace for food since the 14th century. In 1990-1991 the market underwent a major reconstruction, bringing drastic changes to its appearance and reinforcing its architectural character and detail. The cobbled walkways and glass roof of Leadenhall Market make it an attractive place to shop, eat and drink or simply relax. The Market has also made appearance in Harry Potter movies as the shopping street, Diagon Alley. It...   view more
Lloyd's of London

10) Lloyd's of London

Many people think that Lloyds of London is an insurance company, but it isn’t. It is the British Insurance Marketplace, consisting of members, and in truth insurance in Britain could not exist without this remarkable institution.

The idea of an insurance market began in around 1688 and started in, of all places, a coffee house. Lloyds Coffee House was frequented by merchants, ship owners and sailors, all worried about finding insurance for their goods and transport. The idea grew to invite...   view more
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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

11) 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) (must see)

St Mary Axe? Never heard of it! The Swiss Re Building? Oh, I might have heard of it! These are typical replies to tourists’ questions. Now if you say the “Gherkin” or the “Egg” everyone will know what you are talking about.

This amazing building is to be found in the City of London. The City, as it is usually called, is the tiny one square mile area that houses the main financial establishments in London, and is, in fact, the only remnant of the original city founded by the Romans.
...   view more
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Bridges of London

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Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Westminster Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Harry Potter Walk in London

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Shakespeare's London Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

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