The Seven Deadly Sins in the City of London

(23 customer reviews)

Bank Underground Station, exit 3 (by the Royal Exchange)

Guided by Ulrike

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
30 September 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
25 November 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
30 December 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online

Behold the City of London – let there be light on 2000 years of history from ancient Roman beginnings to the modern Square Mile.

And lurking at every turn sinners great and small whose sinful acts birthed and then nourished this City on the Thames.

Come join me , Ulrike, on a journey to discover how Lust, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, Gluttony, Anger and Pride, the Seven Deadly Sins, both corrupted the people of London and drove its history.

From riots to orgies, excess to industrial espionage, high modern buildings to hidden alleyways, losing inhibitions to losing one’s head and many more tales of the unknown.

In between each of the Seven Deadly Sins another story of lust, that binds the walk together.

At the end, outside the Tower of London, we will meet the biggest sinner of all, and I can promise you, it won’t be the person you’re thinking of…

Join me on my sinful walk through the City of London from one fortress to another, from the Bank of England to the Tower of London with lots of entertainment in between!

Tales writ in London’s lowering clouds and brazen buildings and angry skies and phallic skyline and murky river.

*Shine a light especially on its darker corners, its dirty little (and not so little) secrets. Its seven deadly sins.

23 reviews for The Seven Deadly Sins in the City of London

  1. Eve Everett

    Ulrike is an excellent storyteller. She has obviously gone to great lengths to research her subject, and delivers with a lot of fun. Even as a Londoner, I am enthralled with all the hidden alleyways and history over the ages. Thank you Ulrike!

  2. Eve Everett

    Ulrike is a great storyteller. She has obviously gone to great lengths to research her subject. She has a really fun way of keeping one hooked. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  3. Marianne

    Great walk! Guide definitely did her homework to keep us captivated!!

  4. Dilly

    Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous…… this is a must tour. At every corner you will see a breathtaking building or alleyway or garden or a hidden gem with enthralling history. The narrator (Ulrike) grips your attention from beginning to end with her style of personality and story telling and blissful clear voice that you don’t miss anything, and believe me you don’t want to miss anything she says.

  5. Núria S.

    Brilliant experience! Ulrike has taken us for a walk around the city following a trail of sins. The stories go from the Roman times up until the XX century and she ties one with the other in an effortless way and with lots of context and quotes. Highly recommended.

  6. Michael and Debbie

    We’ve done a lot of walks with London Walks and we love them but we really wanted to give some love to the two complimentary (but independent) walks about The Seven Deadly Sins with Ulrike. They’re both absolutely brilliant, cannot recommend them highly enough. Ulrike is an excellent storyteller and generous guide, do yourself a favour and be her guest at the next available opportunity.

  7. Emma Kells

    I thoroughly enjoyed this walk. Ulrike is a wonderful guide. She brought history alive from her great study and research which was sprinkled with anecdotes and quotes from the past. You felt transported back to particular times and periods of London as a result. Can’t wait to do the sister walk of this on Monday!

  8. K. Marshall-29 april 2022

    The Seven Deadly Sins Walk In The City with guide Ulrike is great fun. It’s well- researched and packs 2,000 years of history amongst its many entertaining tales. Lots of twists & turns down hidden alleys and courtyards. She is engaging & helpful. You will love it!

  9. Amy Jones

    Just finished the city of London 7 deadly sins walk with Ulrike. Informative, interesting and entertaining, what a great way to spend two hours exploring alleyways and history in the City. Ulrike is full of knowledge, insight and scandal! Thank you so much, my Mum and I both really enjoyed ourselves.

  10. Jenny Anderson

    What a fabulous walk! This is the most entertaining and historically interesting London Walk I have done. Ulrike delves into the past and finds a different resident of the City who illustrates one of the deadly sins – and one who exemplifies all of them! Interspersed with Tales of Lust….a really fun and educational walk.

  11. Sheryl

    Seven Deadly Sins walk is a must. Ulrike is a superb guide & has done her research thoroughly, full of historical knowledge , her delivery was extremely interesting & entertaining as we walked through little alleyways. I highly recommend this walk.

  12. Lyubov

    Absolutely fantastic tour. I have been to quite a few walks and this one is one of the best. Ulrike’s story telling skills are great, she keeps the audience captivated. I also went on this one’s sister-walk – Seven Deadly Sins: the Capital Vices – that goes from Covent Garden and thoroughly enjoyed it, too. I highly recommend doing both Seven Sins tours, you will learn a lot and have lots of fun.

  13. Ian

    Brilliant tour. Beautifully constructed and a perfect mix of history, philosophy and entertainment. Highly recommended

  14. Donna Moss

    We really enjoyed The Seven Deadly Sins. Very entertaining, well-researched with just the right touch of bawdiness to keep us all amused. We saw some great bits of London, great fun….thank you Ulrike

  15. Jane Pain

    Fascinating afternoon walk. Ulrike has a vast knowledge of the history of our great Capital. Her delivery was clear, with saucy titbits that kept everyone entertained. Highly recommended.

  16. Lorraine Harley

    Went on Ulrike’s walk from Bank today, great fun and a brilliant way to see the city of London. Very entertaining and informative, it is a must for any Friday afternoon. Thanks Lorraine & Brian Harley

  17. Sian Edwards

    A very interesting and different look at life and lives in our great City, with a surprising twist in the tail/tale ! Many thanks Ulrike.

  18. Jonathan Chan

    A wonderful walk! This journey through the Square Mile and its stories of sin absolutely brims with life. The stories are well paced and you’re kept on your toes – Ulrike covers an extraordinary amount of information, from the Gordon Riots to Samuel Pepy’s sexual exploits, and does so with wit and charm. I didn’t know there was quite so much lust in the city – some of these stories made me blush!

    Very highly recommended.

  19. Julie England

    Oh My I have done so many walks around London, this is definitely one of my favourites, I came away buzzing. You will be amazed at what went on behind closed doors!! A pub you may probably walk past or enjoy a drink, has a past that might make you blush!! Ulrike tells you naughty secrets and stories in such a tasteful but amusing way, you will have heard of some of those mentioned but be surprised to hear another side. An added bonus is being taken around the streets and alleys of the city you feel like you are stepping back on time, just brilliant.

  20. Simon Jones

    This walk follows the great success of Ulrike’s earlier Seven Deadly Sins walk around Covent Garden. This one is as good, if not better, than that. The concept is brilliantly simple: each stop takes an incident or person from London’s history as an illustration of one of the Deadly Sins and culminates in a study of one person who indulged in them all. Simple, but not superficial. I have lived in, and been exploring, London for well over thirty years and many of these stories were completely new to me. One of the delights of this walk (apart from hearing wonderful stories of unrest, character assassination, misbehaviour in church and much, much more) is Ulrike’s delivery – she truly wears her knowledge lightly and this makes the walk a delight. On top of this, you get to wander through the City’s meandering alleyways – what’s not to like?

  21. Dan Parry

    This was a fascinating walk – very original, so much fun and full of amazing stories! With 2,000 years of scoundrels to choose from, Ulrike did a fantastic job in taking us from the Romans right through to a modern-day tale of rivalry and envy. From hidden corners to gleaming towers to the place where dozens were executed, this walk has so much sin you’ll be looking over your shoulder for the rest of the day!

  22. Caroline MONGAN

    The seven deadly sins walk in the City is phenomenal. We loved every minute. Ulrike is a superb guide and had us all entertained with enthralling stories of lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, envy, anger, pride and more lust! Who knew the city was so steeped in sin! Not only was the storytelling excellent but the route itself is wonderful as we followed Ulrike through lots of little hidden alleys in the heart of the city. Highly recommended.

  23. Philip Scott

    A thoroughly excellent walk. Very well researched. The delivery was interesting, informative and entertaining throughout. I strongly recommend this walk.

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