Symbols, Streets & Sayings of the City of London
|A curious wander through the City of London|
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About the Symbols, Streets & Sayings of London Walking Tour
Have you ever wondered why we say things like ‘at sixes and sevens?
Have you ever noticed those badges on the lampposts outside the Royal Exchange? Do you know what they mean?
And why are there no roads in the City of London? Yet the city is full of streets have some very interesting names. Love Lane, for example?
On this very special walking tour, we will be taking a curious wander along the environs of Cheapside (why is is it Cheap?) and keeping an eye out for Honey Bees, Maidens and descriptive street signs.
Join us and uncover a different view of the history of London in this unique walking tour experience.
Key facts about this tour
|Start time:||11:00 am|
|Expected end time:||13:00 (1pm)|
|Leaving from:||Royal Exchange|
|Ending at:||St Paul’s Cathedral Underground Station|
|Estimated walking distance:||1.5 miles|
What to expect on this walking tour
This walking tour is 120 minutes long. You will walk approximately one and a half miles and see hundreds of years of history and learn things you never knew!
Once you have experienced this walking tour you will be able to say you have:
- Discovered the origins of many common expressions and sayings
- Spotted a demi-maiden
- Walked an Anglo-Saxon street plan
- And so much more!
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Things to do after your tour
Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?
St. Paul’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren, boasts a breathtaking dome that dominates the London skyline, embodying the spiritual heart of the city. Its stunning interiors, rich history, and the panoramic views from its Golden Gallery make it an absolute must-visit for architecture enthusiasts and history buffs.
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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26th January, 2024