The Jubilee Walkway - Walk 1
The City Loop
This is a short circular walk around the City and is section 3 of The Jubilee Walkway. Starting by St. Paul's Station I headed up to the Museum of London, which is the world's largest urban history museum with over a million objects telling the story of London from pre-history to the present.
From there it is a short walk to the Barbican Estate, which takes its name from the medieval fortifications that were once there. The estate houses the largest performing arts centre in Europe.
Next was the Guildhall which was used as a town hall for several hundreds of years and is still the administrative and ceremonial centre of the City of London and its Corporation. The Guildhall Art Gallery, which has its origins in the 17th century, is home to one of the largest local authority art collections, specialising in works of interest to London.
The walk then goes by Mansion House, which is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange, which was once a centre of commerce for the City but is now a luxury shopping arcade.
The walk ended at St. Paul's Cathedral, the fourth cathedral to occupy the site, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Distance: around 2.5 miles.