London's historic core: a hugely impressive mix of history and modernity whose dedication to financial services belies an architectural richness of new buildings populating an historic street pattern that goes back to the Middle Ages.
Until comparatively recently St Paul’s dominated the London skyline. From the historic sober high walls of the Bank of England to the glass cladding of Foster and Partners’ 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), the architecture of the City has always been an expression of wealth and quality.
Over recent years a renewed appetite for high-rise office blocks has seen a recent expansion in vertical towers in the City, ensuring London’s historic core is still the most architecturally dynamic of areas.
Walking tour, departing from City of London Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX at 10am. Tour duration 2.5 hours approx.
Tour ends at Liverpool Street. Cost £25.50
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Saturday 10 June 10am Book here
Your guide is an architectural historian and conservation advisor with a particular interest in 20th century architecture and post-war development in London.
"The guide was extremely Knowledgable and engaging, with passion for his subject"'
"An interesting route to explore, I now have a greater appreciation for the side by side contrast between old and new at the heart of London!"
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