Architecture Tour - City of London (East)

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The Gherkin and the city of London
The Gherkin and the city of London
Lloyds's Building, The Gherkin and Willis Building
Lloyds's Building, The Gherkin and Willis Building
Guildhall
Guildhall
Bank of England
Bank of England
Tower bridge
Tower bridge
Tower of London
Tower of London
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What To Expect

Visit some of the oldest structures in London. See the Tower of London, the Bank of England, and Guildhall, London's historic administrative center.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in London
Departs From:
London
Meeting Point:
Bank Tube Station (Exit 3)
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
daily at upon request
Product Code:
6233
Voucher info:
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Description

No other city on earth is like the City of London. Its historic fabric, fashioned by almost 2000 years of relentless urban development and the commercial expansion that has made it the world's financial capital, is filled with Roman walls, twisting highways, medieval churches, and ancient monuments.

And yet, interspersed amongst these are the uncompromising symbols of modernity: soaring skyscrapers, towering office blocks, glazed atria and futuristic forms. Consequently, the oldest part of London is also its most spontaneous, provocative and dynamic forming a frenzied urban kaleidoscope of contrast, endurance and change.

Iconic buildings constructed centuries apart all jostle for attention. The Tower of London, ancient medieval fortress for almost 1000 years and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is overlooked by the 'Gherkin,' London's latest pop-culture architectural symbol. The venerable old Bank of England, established in 1694 as the world's first central bank and in part, an incomparable Neo-Classical masterpiece, is a stone's throw away from the Lloyds Building, Richard Rogers' uncompromising, high-tech, post-industrial machine that aggressively defies its historic context. And all around, the banks on which the City's incredible fortunes have been built are conceived as monumental classical temples or, occasionally, gleaming modern edifices.

Your architect guide will help you trace the haphazard history of development in the 'Square Mile' and show you how architecture is actively harnessed to powerfully convey its symbolic commercial and civic message.

Itinerary

  • Tower of London

  • Tower Bridge

  • Bank of England

  • 'Gherkin'

  • Guildhall

Includes

  • Guided tour of London

  • 10% discount voucher to a main meal at the Jamaica Wine House

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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