Secrets of Old London Town
In this walk we slip into the hidden wonders of the City of London to uncover some of it's best hidden secrets as we walk thousand-year-old streets, uncover tantalising relics of the ancient city of Londinium and look at the remants of the medieval world upon which today's London was built.
You will discover London's last surviving 16th century house, which is still used as a home today! The heart of the City and the home of government within the 15th century Guildhall, and the pageantry and glamour of the 500-year-old Lord Mayor's Show.
An all-star cast of incredible real-life legends feature in this walk, from the iconic hero of Scotland: William Wallace, one of the greatest playwrights in English history: William Shakespeare and the Mayor who transformed London into a modern medieval wonder - Richard 'Dick' Whittington.
This isn't a walk full of dusty facts and historical dates, but one where the stories and you'll hear places you'll visit make London truly come alive. Whether you've visited before or are new to the City, this walk covers a vast range of the history and stories which made London the great city it is today, by showing you its past, its future, and its heart.
Highlights of the walk include:
- The only outdoor statue of King Henry VIII
- One of the oldest homes in London overlooking one of its oldest churches
- Film locations from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Closer
- A unique memorial to heroic self-sacrifice hidden closer than you think
- A secluded sunken garden, overlooked by William Shakespeare
- An early 15th century Gothic hall, steeped with an ancient parliament, art and Romans
- City ceremonies and pageantry
For information on travel, please use Transport for London's Journey Planner.