The City & The Tower
Often referred to as The Square Mile, The City of London is the heart of Britain’s Financial Services industry. It really is just over one square mile in size, and it’s the area the Romans knew as London about 2000 years ago.
It may be small, but the City packs a financial punch as the world’s biggest money market. Trillions of Dollars pass through here every year. The City has its own Police Force and Lord Mayor, and is largely governed by its own Corporation, quite separate from the administration of the much larger body of London that surrounds it.
Let’s journey through this unique place together, aboard one of London’s classic Routemaster buses, with your Guide telling you all about the fascinating history as we go. Locations include:
Fleet Street, the original home of the British Newspaper industry.
St Paul’s Cathedral*, with its famous dome and the Whispering Gallery within.
The Bank of England, traditionally known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.
Royal Exchange, founded in the 16th Century as an early commercial centre.
Museum of London* – the history of London, from prehistoric times to the modern day.
Tower of London*, the historic Royal Prison and Fortress, with centuries of grisly history.
Tower Bridge*, London’s majestic bascule bridge, which opens to allow large vessels to pass to and from the Pool of London.
*depending on your time and the rest of your agenda, you may like to consider pre-booking a group visit here, or perhaps a River Cruise from Tower Pier. Just let us know if you’d like us to schedule accordingly.
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the location of your selected Start and End points.