London - Walking tour - Explore the Historic City of London

London - Walking tour - Explore the Historic City of London

London - Walking tour - Explore the Historic City of London
Thursday 19 May 2022, 6.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Thursday 19 May 2022, 6.00pm BST
  • Big Ben London
Hoasted by the Cambridge Society of London
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
in the pedestrianised centre of Sloane Square | View details

The Cambridge Society of London is excited to invite you, and your guests to their Walking Tour - Explore the Historic City of London

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 from Roman remains, to medieval marketplaces, Christopher Wren churches, hidden City gardens, places of a bloody execution, narrow alleyways, historic pubs, and Victorian markets. We will explore 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 discover what makes a cockney (or true Londoner).

  • Meet time: at 17:45 for a prompt start at 18:00
  • Meet place: at St Paul’s tube station in front of Café Nero, 30 Newgate Street, London, EC1M 8AD
  • End: approx. 20:00 at Leadenhall Market
  • Post-tour drinks: Caroline will not be booking a table for post-tour drinks, but there are plenty of options near the end of the tour that she can recommend

About Your Guide

Caroline Piper is a Downing College history graduate (1997) and a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films, and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website where you can also find links to her Tripadvisor page, Facebook page and memberships of professional guiding bodies. She has led regular tours for the Society for 5 years.

Booking information

This is a ticketed event, to purchase your tickets please, book online using the link below. 

£12.50 - £13 per person

Booking for this event is now closed.


in the pedestrianised centre of Sloane Square London
United Kingdom