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The following walks have been tried and tested over the last four years and we rotate them so there's always something to discover

CIRCLING THE SQUARE MILE

This walk follows the route of the ancient city wall that defined the boundaries of London for fifteen hundred years. View existing sections of the structure and pass the sites of the old City Gates. Hear tales of anchorites, barber surgeons and bedlam, as we tell the story of The London Wall.

UNMASKING ROMAN LONDON.

Roman London lays 3 metres below the modern City but this walk digs deep enough to reveal the remains of Temples, Baths and an Amphitheatre. Further detection allows us to discover tales Emperors, Governors and Warrior Queens. Welcome to Londinium.

THE CITY LIVERY COMPANIES

There are still 106 Livery Companies in the City of London. This walk tells their of their development from Saxon times and passes some of their Halls

QUEENS, CONSORTS & CONCUBINES

This popular walks unearths the history of those medieval queens who impinged on The City. The she wolves and the saints are all here.

MONASTERY'S MERCHANTS AND MARKETS

It's hard to find much of the medieval City but with a little imagination and fragments of evidence we uncover the world of London in The Middle Ages

CARRY ON PEEPING

Samuel Pepys lived through one of the one of the most tumultuous centuries. He witnessed the beheading of Charles 1st Plague and Fire. His diaries are also full of dalliances, intrigue and family life. We visit the sites of 17th influential and genial Londoners.

CITY CHURCH WALL

The City of London still boasts 20 Wren churches. The square mile is unique it's its collection of Anglican religious buildings. We pass a dozen or so and visit a selection.

COMMERCE COLONIALISM & COFFEE

London spread west after the great fire but The City still claimed to be at the heart of the developing Empire. This stroll discovers The Georgian City and its influence on the 18th

DICKENS CITY

You could start a walk anywhere in the City and see it through Dickens life and characters. We start from the Blackfriars where we can still find elements of the Victorian City.

LEGAL LONDON

The Commonwealth, Restitution, century London and get insight into one of the most century. From Holborn Tube we visit the Inns of Court and the surrounding streets that still are dominated by barristers and lawyers. Throw in a little Dickens and we have a spicy tour.

BLITZ

The Blitz of September 1940 to May 1941 left The City of London with battle scars that are still visible today. Telling tales of heroism, luck and sound planning we hear how the public dealt with the terror and devastation.

CITY STREET ART

There are statues, sculptures and monuments all over The City. We concentrate on the area around Moorgate and Bank and include a visit to The Guildhall Art Gallery.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY

Reserved for Autumn to capture the right atmosphere this early evening walk encounters ghosts, terror and crime. Join us if you dare.

WOMEN FIRST

It has been a male bastion for centuries but there are more female achievements in the square mile than you think. Come and discover historical and contemporary heroines on this walk.

THE DARK SIDE OF WINCHMORE HILL

Despite running this at regular intervals there are still people asking us to repeat this popular walk usually held just after dusk.

PALMERS GREEN

There are some great stories from N13 and some great characters to talk about. Billy Biscuit, Rich Spencer, Ralph Littler to name a few. Then there'sthe suffragettes!

SOUTHGATE

Dominated by the Walkers for many generations but also the home of Cuthbert's nursery, The founder of NSPCA, and the little boy who played with fire.

EDMONTON CONSERVATION AREA

Much overlooked, this area is rich in heritage and history. History Literature and tragedy are included in this circular walk from Edmonton Green Station.

IN THE VALLEY OF THE FLEET

It's been a culverted sewer for 200 years but its route can still be traced above ground. As we plot its course we delve into the history and fascination of Clerkenwell.

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