The Seven Deadly Sins in the City of London

(6 customer reviews)

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

Guided by Ulrike

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Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
28 January 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
25 February 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
25 March 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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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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