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Secret City Spaces East

Hidden spaces, parks & gardens in the east of the City of London

  • 12 British pounds
  • Liverpool St Station (Liverpool St entrance, not Bishopsgate), by McDonald's

Service Description

Find ghosts of London's monastic past, a lost guild of knights, tributes to brave children, a memorial to the slave trade, a dog's tomb, a homage to Samuel Pepys, architecture ancient and modern and beautiful churchyards hidden among the City of London's office blocks and skyscrapers. The City has 376 open spaces tucked away, including gardens, churchyards, former churches and cemeteries, bomb sites, green spaces and paved terraces. In total, 10% of the Square Mile consists of open spaces. Often invisible from the busy streets until you know where to look, they offer hidden history, beauty and calm. The walk lasts approximately two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions! Start: outside Liverpool Street station, the entrance on Liverpool Street (not Bishopsgate), next to McDonald's Finish: A few minutes' walk from Tower Hill and Monument tube stations and Fenchurch Street railway station "Great tour of the City with Jonathan. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, have lived in the City for years and I still learned a lot. The tour took place at a good pace. Highly recommended." Oct 2022 This walk complements the highly acclaimed Secret City Spaces West and offers a new selection of lesser known gems. Feedback on Secret City Spaces West: "Informative, lively and highly recommended! Jonathan is a wonderful guide. I was happy to discover many new bits of history and beauty in my favourite city." May 2022 "I really enjoyed the tour and the insights offered." Apr 2022 "…a fantastic walking tour of secret spaces in the City of London, thanks to our fabulous tour guide Jonathan Wober." Apr 2022 "Highly recommended meticulously researched. We saw lots of little known corners of the City of London." Apr 2022 "I've done two of Jonathan's walks now and both were fantastic." Oct 2021 "I've lived in London for more than a decade now but his walks never fail to take me to places I've never seen before, interesting streets, little squares and even pubs I'd never seen. His depth of knowledge means you'll be satisfied as a tourist visiting London or someone who's lived here for ages." Oct 2021

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