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Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of The City of London
Thu, December 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT
The City, the Square Mile, the historic heart of London founded by the Romans; all Londoners know that this is the where the real London lies.
A walk covering nearly 2000 years of history in around two hours on which you will hear stories of the Romans, the City livery companies that controlled all trades for nearly 600 years, the enterprising Italians that laid the foundations of modern banking over 700 years ago, the coffee houses that begat some of the greatest trading markets in the world, the double tragedy of The Great Plague and The Great Fire (and the man who could have stopped the latter in its tracks), the great Sir Christopher Wren and the rebuilding of The City, its Victorian re-invention from a place to live to a place to work and the gleaming glass towers that now dominate the skyline.
A must-do for Londoners and visitors alike, because until you know The City, you don’t really know London.
The walk commences at Tower Hill Underground and finishes near St Paul’s Underground, you can check your travel options at the TFL Journey Planner.
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Tower Hill Tube (on the sundial patio by the station exit)