City of London Prayer Walk

The London prayer walk begins outside the Tower of London, ends outside St Paul’s Cathedral, and generally lasts around two and a half hours.

City of London

Learn about 2000 years of trading and money making at the heart of the English economy

A London prayer walk through the historic core of the City. Travel back in time to Roman Londinium, Anglo-Saxon Lundenburgh, medieval and early modern London, right up to the modern, global financial centre that is the 21st century Square Mile. Sights include Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Bank of England, Guildhall, the Stock Exchange and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is both the oldest and the most modern part of central London. It was first settled by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago as a trading centre on the River Thames. Abandoned for a couple of centuries by the Anglo Saxons, it was resettled by Alfred the Great as Lundenburgh, a fortified city to help fight off the Vikings.

In medieval times the City again became a place of business, with powerful guilds arising and protecting the interests of various trades. The City today is a major business centre, and an international capital of finance, insurance and banking. It’s architecture boasts a striking combination of heritage (Guildhall, the Bank of England, Mansion House and St Paul’s Cathedral) and modern (the Gherkin, Tower 42 and the Heron Tower).

To book a City of London prayer walk, email Mark.