City Walks & Talks

Explore the square mile from the comfort of your own home in association with the City of London Guides

About our guided walks

Following the success of our first series of virtual City Walks and Talks we are now pleased to announce a second series which promises to be even bigger and better. 

The programme will range far and wide across the City starting with a special excursion to Greenwich, home of Sir Christopher Wren’s second greatest masterpiece, The Royal Naval College. Subsequent walks will vary from the historic to the contemporary within an overall theme of the City’s evolution and how enormous changes to its architecture have been brought about by war, fire, plague, religion, and commerce. As we begin to recover from our own plague, Covid-19, how might the City respond? 

Your guides are all experts in the City with a rich and varied mix of professional backgrounds. They will provide entertaining insights into the history, architecture, planning and people that make this area of the City so interesting. Participants will be able to ask questions along the way.

The live streams will start at 5:30 on a Saturday evening, once a month throughout 2021. For those unable to make the real time event, there will be an opportunity to watch later via a recording. Please note that recordings are for the personal and private use of those who have booked a ticket.

Overall – excellent lecture – the graphics and photographs which were also excellent

Previous attendee of Pat Langford Walk/Talk

Engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge and a delivery that made you feel you were being talked to rather than lectured at. Really good .

Previous attendee of Alison Woolard Walk/Talk

Series II offer

Talks may be booked individually but why not make this a regular monthly event and take advantage or our 8 for the price of 6 special offer?

Forthcoming Virtual Walks


The Trust hosts a regular programme of talks about architecture in the City aimed at a general audience and young people.

Available Spaces

The Wren Room

Capacity: 34-50

The modern first floor accommodation in Paternoster Lodge, with is three tall windows also gives a splendid view of St Paul’s Cathedral. This space can be  used flexibly and can comfortably seat 34 in a meeting format or up to 50 in a lecture arrangement. 

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Temple Bar

Capacity: 16 people

The historic room above Temple Bar, which can dine up to 16 people around a single table with great views of St Paul’s Cathedral. This space is adaptable for private and corporate fine dining as well as meetings and small receptions in what is a unique space in a unique location.

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