The Famous Square Mile

The Famous Square Mile

2000 years of history in 2 hours? Seriously?…… Yes indeed!

What to expect

If you’d like to take a stroll through history, from the very place where London began right through to the present day, then this is the tour for you!

I will tell you the stories and show you the sites of the most significant events in the history of the City of London, from the arrival of the Romans, through the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, to the people and places that make the City what it is today. 


Among the fascinating places you will see and hear about along the way are:

  • where the Romans founded London and the impact their arrival had
  • the places the Great Fire of London began and ended
  • medieval streets and buildings, including the stunning 15th century Guildhall
  • the fabulous Victorian market that features in a Harry Potter film
  • beautiful tranquil hidden gardens
  • the world famous Old Bailey criminal court

…..and so much more!

We go right through the heart of the Financial City with its iconic buildings so familiar to the London skyline, through Sir Christopher Wren’s London and his beautiful churches, and finish outside Wren’s most famous and fabulous creation of all – St Paul’s Cathedral, where you can catch your breath and reflect on all you’ve seen in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants  around the area.


Key Information

Meeting Point : Monument Station (Fish Street Hill exit).

Map of meeting point

Duration : approx 2 hours


Monument Station – Meeting Point