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Guided by Isobel

Short version: Londinium to Lundenwic to Lundonburgh

Even shorter version: "If walls could speak."

Long version: This wall does. Speak. When you learn how to "read" it, that is. Why and where and when and how it was built? What its different courses and strata are? They tell us as much about a city and its history as the rings of a tree speak of its age and what it's lived through. And to ask – and answer – other questions is to open up still more vistas. Where's the stone from? How'd they get it here? What does a mighty stone wall girdling a quarry-less city proclaim about it – and the people who built it? Wall (including that "unknown" bit – unknown because it's underground), gates, fort, extramural London, the works – to walk it is to get a unique feel for London and its history. I walked the London Wall – that’s some stuff to strut. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends at St. Botolph's Aldersgate, a five-minute walk from St. Paul's Tube.
 
THE LONDON WALL WALK – THE PRACTICALS 

The London Wall walk takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, April 6. The meeting point is just outside Tower HillTube (by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stall).

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

 "London's best city tours" The Telegraph

"the best in the capital" Visit London

"the unfailingly fascinating London Walks..." San Francisco Chronicle

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public London Wall walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the London Wall walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at london@walks.com and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.

MIND THE GAP

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