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Jewels of the City : Choral music and coffee in city churches of Sir Christopher Wren

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  • Tour of the splendid interior of the Wren churches with a London Blue Badge Guide

  • Choral Classics concert at St Stephen Walbrook

  • Coffee (or tea) and cake in within the wonderful interior of St Mary Aldermary

Fish Sreet Hill, City of London, Greater London, EC3R 8AH

Times

Our start time is 9.30am and the tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours

Price

Adult : £20

Child (9-15) : £5

Under 5s : free

Students and seniors (with ID) : £15

Family price (2 adults and up to 3 children) : £40


£190 for groups of over six and up to 30 people. Please get in touch for larger group prices. One week notice is needed for group bookings.

10% will be donated to The Friends of the City Churches, meaning that your Experience directly benefits the preservation of these incredible buildings.

All prices include coffee & cake at St Mary Aldermary. The entry cost to St Paul's Cathedral is not included in the price.

Who can come

The tour is great for everyone apart from very young children, who may get restless

Group size

1-5 5-10 10-25

One mile guided walk of the history and architecture city of London churches of Sir Christopher Wren with a choral music concert and coffee and cake along the way.

Take a fascinating tour of the City of London churches with an expert City of London Guide and Blue Badge Guide for London.

We will explore these masterpieces of English Baroque rebuilt after the Great Fire of London of 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren. The scientist and architect responsible for the rebuilding of 50 churches in the square mile all with their own distinctive style and feel. Wren imported and experimented with ideas from continental Europe when building each church as well as the wishes of the 17th century parishioners, they are one of best collection of Baroque churches anywhere in Europe. Wren worked on the churches while he worked towards creating his masterpiece St Paul’s Cathedral.

This tour will give you a special insight into the detailed history of the churches and their place in the modern City of London. This includes visiting the sumptuous church interiors that are normally closed to the public or open on special days. We start our journey at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. We will then stop for coffee or tea and cake at St Mary Aldermary, a Gothic church built by Wren, before visiting, St Stephen Walbrook often considered Wrens finest interior. It is within this celebrated space that we will enjoy a choral classics concert before finishing your morning at St Paul's Cathedral (entry cost not included).

The experience takes place in the oldest part of London, The City of London. It’s a gentle 1 mile walk stopping and going into a number of churches along the route.

We can also arrange to climb to the top of the dome at St Paul's Cathedral or attend morning service at St Magnus the the Martyr.


Discover more about Wren's churches in the City of London here.


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Additional details

This tour is organised and managed by A Fossil Hunter Tours. Aaron Hunter is an qualified City of London Guide and a Blue Badge Guide for London.

The tour is great for everyone apart from very young children, who may get restless.

Our start time is 9.30am and the tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours. St Mary at Hill opens at 10am; coffee will be at 11:15; Choral Classic Concert at (Thursday) 12.15pm.

We start outside Monument Underground Station and finish outside St Paul's Cathedral main entrance.

This walking tour requires comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. An umbrella is often a good idea in London!


Facilities & refreshments

There are no toilets available at the start of the tour. There are accessible toilets available at St Mary Aldermary.

There is a cafe at St Mary Aldermary, and many options for refreshments and food at the start and end of the tour and across the City of London.

The best option when visiting London is always to use public transport. The nearest car park is at the Barbican. Limited coach parking is available at Trinity Square Gardens, near Tower Hill.


Accessibility

The tour is on foot throughout. We will be able to sit in the churches.

All the churches in this tour are accessible, apart from St Stephen Walbrook, which has some steps to enter. There are accessible toilets available at St Mary Aldermary. Please contact us for details.


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A Fossil Hunter Tours

07751 810690

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