The Seven Deadly Sins in the City of London

(59 customer reviews)

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

Guided by Ulrike

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
26 January 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
23 February 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
22 March 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
26 April 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
31 May 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
28 June 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer 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.

**In the interest of sparing me some blushes, David put the poster up, not me

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

  1. Evelyn John Holtzhausen

    We have enjoyed many excellent London walks but Ulrike tops them all. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her knowledge of her subject material is exhaustive and she has a wicked sense of humour. You cannot afford to miss this experience if you want a real sense of what makes London one of the most intriguing cities in the world, thank you Ulrike! *****

  2. Madalena

    It was a pleasure to do this walk with Ulrike. She always had a spicy story to tell us about the sinners that made the history of London!

  3. Mr Tom

    Wonderful special tour today with Ulrike in the sinnful city of London; already planning to attend her weekly tour on monday

  4. Steph A

    Ulrike’s walk was fantastic! Great storytelling and really entertaining!

  5. Charlotte

    We had an excellent time on Ulrike’s guided tour. For starters, the concept of the tour was interesting and unique – following the theme of the “seven deadly sins” , with each place we visited marking a new sin. Ulrike was hugely informative while also managing to keep things fun and engaging – often asking us to guess who we thought may have committed each sin. As a Londoner myself I was surprised by how little I really knew about the city and would recommend the tour to anyone – whether to learn about the history or just for fun!

  6. Susan

    Ulrike is a brilliant guide with a refreshing and entertaining approach to the history of the City of London. She let us in on many of the City’s dark secrets and revealed the fascinating history of both famous landmarks and also the hidden passages and alleyways that I must have missed when I worked in the City. Ulrike knows her history and I thoroughly recommend this walk

  7. Sue Quinn

    Ulrike walk was good fun and informative. Lots of interesting facts about the areas we were walking through.

  8. Emily

    This tour was fantastic! So interesting. Ukrike kept the group entertained with her fabulous story telling from start to finish. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

  9. Ben

    This walk reminded me why what started my interest in history – discovering patterns and controversies, uncovering lives lost, and – above all – lots of talk about sex (!). Ulrike’s Seven Deadly Sin’s concept is her creation and doesn’t follow a timeline or one particular view as you wander from the Bank of England via the City’s meandering alleyways to Tower of London. This means it offers unique insights and points of view that will captivate and amuse a first-time London visitor but also offer insights and delight for veteran City history buffs. (She also does a companion walk in the West End that is also excellent).

  10. Tim D

    Thoroughly entertaining and informative walk. Ulrike is a authoritative, humourous and highly competent guide through some of the by-ways of the City’s history as well as giving a fresh take on some of the better-travelled parts.

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