City of London Tourist Scavenger Hunt

City of London 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do in the City of London? Try our self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt to walk the oldest section of London.

Walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the oldest house in the City of London and Mansion House via various museums, monuments, and statues. Solve challenges at every stop to learn your next destination. You’ll also learn some local history and fun facts.

This activity is adapted for social distancing.

  • Do it in a small group (up to 6).
  • The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone.
  • Go at your own pace, no time limit.
  • No need to touch anything or enter any building.

Scavenger Hunt information :

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum
  • The oldest house in the City of London
  • Museum of London
  • Roman Fort Gate
  • Bank of England
  • Mansion House
  • Several memorials & statues
  • And much more!
  • Starting point: outside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
  • Distance: 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Method: walking
  • Required: Fully charged smartphone with internet access (data plan) – Wifi will not be enough.
  • Suggested:
    • Water bottle
    • Local map

Ancient History

This area, including London Covent Garden, was inhabited in 4800 BCE (before the common era) as structures have been unearthed through archeology.

The Roman Empire settled the area in around 100 CE (common era) and called it Londonium. This lasted until the 5th century.

Then it was the Vikings who initially assaulted the coastlines then settled in north-eastern England until the 11th century.

The city evolved in every sense (architecture, governance, religion, and more) from then on. The population grew rapidly through the centuries, despite losing ⅓ during the Black Death in the mid-14th century.

City of London History

William the Conqueror marched on London, then granted the citizens a charter in 1075. He built here the Tower of London and 2 other castles which are no longer there.

The city evolved in every sense (architecture, governance, religion, and more) from then on. The population grew rapidly through the centuries, despite losing ⅓ during the Black Death in the mid-14th century.

The 16th century saw the construction of the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. The 18th saw St.Paul’s Cathedral and the expansion of the urban area towards the West End and Westminster.

The 19th century brought railways and the Tube, allowing London to expand further out.

The City of London Tourist Scavenger Hunt is in development

St Paul's Cathedral
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