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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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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Explore the City’s well-loved pubs

Some of the City of London’s oldest taverns survived plague, fire, war and modernisation - and they are still pulling pints today. Take time to check them all out.

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Upcoming events

The Tower Bridge Cat Trail
01.06.2023 31.10.2024

The Tower Bridge Cat Trail

Tower Bridge
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.
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.
Slavery & the Bank
01.09.2023 22.02.2024

Slavery & the Bank

Bank of England Museum
This exhibition explores the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England and the wider City of London.
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.
Tower Bridge Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at London’s defining landmark?
Illuminated River: Shining a Light on the Eastern Bridges
The Illuminated River runs through the heart of London along the River Thames and is the longest public art commission in the world, yet no public money has been used to fund it.
My Neighbour Totoro
21.11.2023 23.03.2024

My Neighbour Totoro

Barbican Theatre
Find your spirit with the “awe-inspiring” (Time Out) and “dazzling” (Guardian) My Neighbour Totoro, as this five-star, award-winning production returns for a strictly limited season.
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.
Barbican Music Library Exhibition – From the Caribbean to Coventry
A free exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone music is, but why and how they got there.

City Children’s Visitor Trail

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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