Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

The City is one of the best connected areas in London. Use its many excellent transport links to explore the City's top sights and experiences with ease.

City Information Centre

Get insider tips and friendly, multilingual advice for your City of London adventure at the only official tourist information centre.

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Getting Here

The City has excellent train and tube connections from whichever direction you're coming from. It's accessible via seven London Underground tube lines, plus the Elizabeth Line, DLR, London Overground, and various National Rail services. Other options to get into the City of London include bus, riverboat services (Blackfriars Pier and Tower Pier), and dedicated cycle routes. You can also walk to the City from other parts of central London - and beyond.

Travel by Train or Tube

Many people choose to start their City adventure from St Paul's, but there are several other options.

  • Stations within the City: Aldgate, Bank, Barbican, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Chancery Lane, City Thameslink, Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street, Mansion House, Monument, Moorgate, St Paul’s, and Tower Gateway.
  • Stations on the edge of the City: Aldgate East, Farringdon, Shoreditch High Street, Temple, Tower Hill.

If you're travelling within the Transport for London area, buy tickets, travelcards and Oyster Cards online or from places across London - or use contactless payment cards. Oyster Cards can also be purchased from the City Information Centre near St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Plan your journey via Transport for London

By Bus

The City is accessible via bus throughout the day and night. Bus tickets and travelcards can be purchased in advance using TFL tickets or use contactless payment cards when you board the bus. Oyster cards and bus passes can also be purchased from the City Information Centre.

Bus routes through the City: 4, 15, 17, 21, 35, 40, 42, 43, 46, 63, 76, 100, 153, 343, 344, 521.

Night bus routes: N15, N21, N63, N89.

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Plan your journey via Transport for London

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Upcoming events

Pardner Hand – A Caribbean answer to British banking exclusion
This exhibition explores a way of saving popularised by the Windrush Generation, which empowered Caribbean people to save money and build a life in the UK.
The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar
Cloud songs on the horizon is the artist’s first major institutional show in Europe and will feature five new, large-scale suspended sculptures across the entirety of the Conservatory space.
Folio 400: Shakespeare in Print
Drawing on Guildhall Library’s remarkable Shakespeare collections, this exhibition examines the history of the printing of William Shakespeare’s plays.
Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge
Investigate the genius of Christopher Wren and his ever-enquiring mind in this new exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral - said to be Wren's masterpiece.
The Tower Bridge Cat Trail
02.01.2024 31.10.2024

The Tower Bridge Cat Trail

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Inspired by 'The Tower Bridge Cat' and the characters from the award-winning books, families are invited to complete our interactive Trail as they make their way through Tower Bridge.
The Future of Money
28.02.2024 01.09.2025

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A new free exhibition at the Bank of England Museum will take a tantalising look into the future - and the quickly evolving present - of money.
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Transforming the Barbican’s famous Lakeside Terrace, the site-specific artwork will dramatically envelop the building’s iconic concrete exterior with approximately 2000 square metres of bespoke woven cloth.
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Celebrate the work of artist and specialist wood engraver Anne Desmet, at this new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery from 12 April to 8 September 2024.
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Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for an extended guided tour of the Kaleidoscope/London exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery.
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Bringing the spirit of the roaring twenties onto the iconic steps of The Royal Exchange, this pop-up outdoor terrace is open for the summer.

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Take a tour of the City of London's landmarks with Draco the Dragon following three child-friendly self-guided walking trails. A perfect free, family day out.

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