Six in the City Wren Walks
21 Apr - 10 Aug 2023
Six in the City is offering a programme of Wren related guided walks throughout this year:
An Argument of Architects – 21 April 11am
A walk exploring the architecture of the City of London, including Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral, Victorian Leadenhall Market, medieval Guildhall and the buildings of contemporary architects Norman Foster and Richard Rogers
In the Footsteps of Sir Christopher Wren – 24 May 11am
A walk exploring the architectural impact of St Paul’s Cathedral, St Lawrence Jewry, St Mary Aldermanbury, St Mary Le Bow, St Vedast, and St Stephen Walbrook and the contributions of some members of Wren’s workforce, including Thomas and Edward Strong and Grinling Gibbons
Online Tour – Sir Christopher Wren, his life, work and legacy – 27 May. 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
An online tour exploring Sir Christopher’s life and works in the City of London and around the country.
Murder, Mayhem and Memorials – a tour of St Paul’s Churchyard – 24 June 11am
A walk exploring the history, memorials and gardens around St Paul’s Churchyard and hearing stories of how St Paul’s Cathedral was built and later nearly destroyed in the Blitz.
If you seek his Monument, look around – 15 July 11 am
‘If you seek his Monument, look around’ is the epitaph on Wren’s tomb and this walk examines Wren’s monuments in the streets of the City of London, and tells the stories of his collaborators, Edward Woodroffe, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Edward Strong and a bevy of Deans such as William Sancroft, William Sherlock, and Henry Godolphin.
Vikings, Whittington and Wine – a tour of 3 Wren Churches – 10 August 11am
A walk visiting St Magnus the Martyr, St Michael Paternoster Royal and St James Garlickhythe, three City of London churches that used to lie near the banks of the River Thames.
About Six in the City
We are a team of qualified City of London tour guides, (there were 6 of us at first – we have since grown to 10 – but we love the name!) We share a passion for the fascinating Square Mile and its rich history – and we’d love to share that enthusiasm with you.
So let us guide you through 2000 years of stories; we’re talking Romans, Royalty, pomp and pageantry, the Great Fire of London, majestic St Paul’s, the City’s links to Slavery, winding alleyways, ancient ceremonies, quirky skyscrapers – and that’s just for starters.