Old City of London Tour
Welcome to the “Square Mile!” This tour will take you through the oldest streets in London – from the Roman settlement 2,000 years ago – to the newest (and tallest!) buildings in all of Europe. Starting with a stroll along the ancient underground river Fleet, with a mid-point stop at Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s, and a grand finale at Her Majesty’s Fortress, The Tower of London, this tour manages to squeeze two millennium worth of time into one easy-to-handle 2 and a half hour jam-packed excursion!
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Join Free Tours by Foot as we travel down medieval alleyways and discover hidden ruins. Follow us as we lead you to the most historic pub in all of London, through the financial heart of the United Kingdom, and along the glorious and picturesque River Thames. A great adventure through London, encompassing world-famous sites as well as areas off the tourist-beaten track, our City of London Tour will take you from the origins of our capital straight through to the modern day – without missing anything in between!
Sites we cover on the tour:
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- The Tower of London
- The Bank of England
- Temple Church (dates permitting)
- Royal Courts of Justice
- Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
- London Bridge
- Tower Bridge
- Millennium Bridge
- The Monument
- River Thames
- HMS Belfast
- and much more
Find out more about these sites by reading our Self-guided City of London Tour.
Where: Tour departs from just outside the Temple Tube Station (map). The station is between Temple Place and Victoria Embankment at Arundel Street. There is only one exit for the station. Please use our Google map for directions to the start of the tour . Tour ends near the Tower of London (map). For additional tips on travelling thorough the city, check out our blog posts on getting around London.
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.
When: 10:30am on Tuesdays. 2:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. View our full tour calendar.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.
Save even more money with a London tourist discount card.
Be sure to check out our other tours in London.