London - Walking tour
The City of London is where London began, almost 2,000 years ago, as Roman Londinium. Today it is the financial “square mile”, home to the Bank of England and numerous banks and financial services companies. Modern glass skyscrapers such as the Gherkin and Cheesegrater provide a wonderful juxtaposition with medieval alleyways, 17th century Wren churches, and 18th and 19th-century grand public buildings.
This tour focuses on the City’s history and the legacy of that history in its unique governance with its own Lord Mayor and Corporation. We will learn how these institutions evolved since the 12th century, their ancient traditions and their responsibilities today.
Of course, we will also include Roman remains, hidden City gardens, Victorian markets, historic pubs and find out what makes a cockney (or true Londoner).
If you would like to attend this event, please book online using the link below.
Meeting point: At St Paul’s tube station in front of Café Nero.
Numbers are limited to 20 people. Registered members can invite one guest.
Please note only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to become one, please visit www.camsoclon.org.