Symbols and Secrets of the City of London Walking Tour

A curious wander through the City of London

About the Symbols and Secrets, Signs and 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 those symbols mean?

And have you ever wondered why are there no roads in the City of London, yet the place is full of streets? Some of them have 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, exactly?) and keeping an eye out for Honey Bees, Maidens and descriptive street signs. You will discover the history behind the symbols and signs of the City of London in this unique and educational walking tour.

Join us and uncover a different view of the history of London in this unique walking tour experience. Learn the symbols, secrets, sayings and signs of the city in a fascination two-hour exploration of London’s quirky history.

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 full of symbols and secrets of London

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!

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?

St Paul’s Cathedral

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.

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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