City & Thames Sightseeing Walk

London's top walks

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.

City brunch

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.

Enjoy at hearty brunch at the Breakfast Club
Start your City tour with brunch at the Breakfast Club, Spitalfields

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.

Walk past the striking Lloyds of London building on your City tour
Lloyds of London building

Leadenhall Market

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.

Leadenhall Market featured as Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films
Stroll through Leadenhall Market in the City of London

Sky Garden

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.

Get great views of the Shard from the Sky Garden
View of the Shard from the Sky Garden
Get great views of London from the Sky Garden
Gorgeous greenery at the Sky Garden
Count the bridges over the Thames at the Sky Garden
Best views of London from the Sky Garden

Thames Walk

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.

Iconic view of Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London

Borough Market

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.