The area known as the City of London is the oldest part of the capital and the centre of the UK's huge and important financial industry. This two hour walks explores the City's heart and visits many points of interest associated the City's long history: when the Romans first developed London as their capital; the legacy left by the Great Fire in 1666; and the modern-day towers slowly changing the City's profile.
This one hour walk starts at the Tower of London, built in the 11th century after the Norman conquest of England, crosses the river and finishes at Tate Modern, Britain's premier gallery of modern art. Sights also include the tallest building in the European Union, headquarters of the London Mayor and the 1000 year old Southwark Cathedral.
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This walk lasting just over two hours visits leafy Bloomsbury, once a fashionable district for the well-to-do. Now it is dominated by the British Museum and the University College London, whose footprints have altered but not erased its residential past.