City & Thames Sightseeing Walk
Walk through the Square Mile, the City of London’s financial district and historic centre, to see some of the capital’s most historic landmarks. Explore Roman and medieval ruins, wander down narrow alleys and cobbled streets and gaze up at 21st century jaw-dropping architecture.
Fuel up at The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields, located on a side street near Liverpool Street Station. Start your day with a classic Reggie the Veggie or a stack of pancakes topped with bacon and maple syrup.
London’s Square Mile
From here, stroll down towards the Thames, passing by the glittery Gherkin and the Lloyds of London buildings. While the City is home to some of London’s oldest attractions, such as the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral, these shimmering new architectural wonders are every bit as impressive.
Continue on to beautiful Leadenhall Market. The stunning covered Victorian shopping area has cobbled walkways, a wrought iron structure and a glass roof. Shops, in one form or another, have existed here since Roman times. However, if you’re a Harry Potter fan, the market may look familiar as it was used to represent Diagon Alley in the first film.
Book in advance to get the best shots of London from the Sky Garden. Situated on the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie building, this is London’s highest public garden. There are bars and restaurants, but it’s really the views that draw the crowds. Step out on to the terrace for dazzling views of the Shard or climb the stairs through the leafy plants to look out over St Paul’s or towards the Gherkin. Tickets are free and released up to 3 weeks in advance.
Stroll down to the Thames path, joining the river close to the old and very beautiful Billingsgate market building. When you reach London Bridge, cross over the water for some iconic views of Tower Bridge.
From here, you’re just a stone’s throw from Borough Market. This is one of London’s largest and oldest food markets, with everything from delicious cheeses to wild boar sandwiches.