Adventures close to home

With over 2,000 years of history crammed into one square mile, there is so much to see and do. To help, we've curated a series of self-guided walks covering everything from fire, plagues and pestilence to film, Dickens and Shakespeare.

Pick up a hard copy from the City Information Centre, or download them via the Do It Now link below.

Historic pubs of the City

A new walking or cycling route taking you past the City's historic pubs. View the walk.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Dickens' Magic Lantern

Discover the City that was once the great scribe’s home and inspiration. Download the walk.

Charles Dickens

Designs of the Times

Discover the City's historic and modern architectural icons. Download the walk.

The City of London skyline

City of London Children's Trail

Take a tour the City of London's landmarks with Draco the Dragon following three child-friendly walking trails. A perfect free, family day out. Pick up the sticker map at the City Information Centre next to St Paul's Cathedral. Find out about the trail.

Draco the Dragon

The Great Fire of London

Follow the trail of destruction left by the most famous fire in history. Download the walk.

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Talking Statues

This project lets you hear exciting tales of 9 statues in the City of London through voiceovers. Download the walk.

The Broad Family

Shakespeare's London

Follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned poet, playwright and actor, William Shakespeare, and discover the city that he made his home. Download the walk.

Map of Shakespeare's London walk

Roads to Rome

Step into the heart of Roman London and discover the beginnings of the City on this walk exploring the remains and stories of the Romans. Download the walk.

Statue of the Emperor Trajan

Plagues, Pestilence and Pathology

Dissect London's medical history and explore streets once plagued by death and disease. Download the walk.

Apothecaries' Hall

Lights, Camera, Action

Visit the actual locations where famous films were shot, including Harry Potter and James Bond. Download the walk.

The Old Bailey

The Art of Faith

Discover contemporary works of art within the City's historic churches, including works by Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Jacob Epstein. Download the walk.

Hood: Mother and Child by Henry Moore

City Visitor Trail

Tour the City with this self-guided walk and visit world famous attractions and some hidden gems. Pick up the sticker map at the City Information Centre next to St Paul's Cathedral. Find out about the trail.

The City Visitor Trail ends at Tower Bridge