The Monarchy in The City Walking Tour

A right royal ramble.

About the Monarchy in the City Walking Tour

The City of London may boast that it wasn’t conquered in 1066, but kings, queens, and all manner of royalty have left their mark on the City over the centuries.

The City of London has connections with royalty stretching back in time even before King Alfred the Great brought his people inside the ancient Roman walls for protection from Viking invaders.

This walk reveals some of the great royal moments with a cast of characters including; Ethelbert, Victoria, Charles III, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and many more.

Key facts about this tour

Start time:11:00 am
Expected end time:13:00 pm (1pm)
Leaving from:Blackfriars Station
Ending at:Royal Exchange
Estimated walking distance:1.5 miles

What to expect on this walking tour

This walking tour is 120 minutes long. You will walk approximately 1.5 miles and see hundreds of years of history.

Once you have experienced your tour you will be able to say you have seen:

  • Where Henry VIII failed to divorce Katherine of Aragon
  • Hear about the ceremony of the Pearl Sword
  • Find out about the carbuncle cup
  • Scene of Royal jubilees and weddings.
  • And so much more!

Tour location map

Things to do after your tour

Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?

Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange, once a centre of commerce for the City of London, now serves as a luxury shopping and dining destination, boasting a grand Victorian façade and a majestic central courtyard. With its array of high-end boutiques, chic eateries, and its magnificent architecture, it’s an exquisite blend of historical significance and modern sophistication.

Sky Garden

The Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden, offers stunning 360-degree views of the city from atop the Walkie Talkie building. With its lush, beautifully landscaped gardens, chic bars, and restaurants, it’s a sublime retreat that combines relaxation and sophistication, making it an essential visit for stunning cityscape views.

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