London Wall - St Paul's - Tower Hill

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A great walk to see historic tourist sites in the City of London by hopping off a tube at Moorgate and back on again at Tower Hill tube station. You see the old Roman Wall, a church which survived the Great Fire of London, the famous Barbican, the Museum of London, a monument to Shakespeare, the Guildhall, some of the narrowest shops in England, St Paul's Cathedral, the beautiful old shops of Bow Lane, The Bank of England, the 'gherkin'-shaped building and Tower of London; also see gardens, shops, pubs, restaurants and other history en route. Take time to see the museums and The Tower of London. This is an easy walk with lots of places to stop.

England - South England - London - Town or city

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Ancient Monument, Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Wheelchairs, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop
02/09/2012 - David Welles

A wonderful walk filled with wonderful surprises. Although a short walk it took the 3 of us 3 hours to complete - absorbing 1900 years of British History as we walked - the Roman Wall dates from 200AD. We started off at Bunhill Fields and John Wesley's Chapel, a bit North, and walked down City Road to begin the walk at Mooregate Tube. Not mentioned in the walk is St. Lawrence Jewry: a stunningly beautiful restored Christopher Wren Church that was destroyed by WWII bombing (by enemies of the King - a sign said). Just walk in and you find free toilets and coffee on tables that you pour yourself - a sign asks you to slide 1 pound coin in a wall collection box. The guide makes a number of memorable historical references, e.g. a Shakespeare statue celebrating the first publication of his plays 7 years after his death by two of his actors.

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