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City of London Walk

The City of London Walk aims to celebrate both Shepherd Neame’s unique collection of City pubs and also the rich history of the Square Mile itself.

Available in a handy pocket-sized format which folds out into a unique and specially designed map, The City of London Walk is designed to get people out and about in the historic Square Mile, visiting some of Shepherd Neame’s classic City taverns and drinking some great beer.

Illustrated by Kent artist and map designer Peter Gander, the City of London Walk starts by the Thames at the Samuel Pepys, weaving its way through the streets of the Square Mile and back in time: taking in London’s first coffee house, the Peasants’ Revolt and the venue of clandestine marriages.

With this map we hope to share some of the joy of discovery with people who love to walk, love history and of course love beer.

The walk, without stopping for drinks, takes roughly two hours and it should be noted that many City pubs are closed on the weekend, so it’s best to check in advance if you plan to visit.

Bishops Finger, Smithfield

We have seven pubs located in the City of London itself, including such iconic venues as the Jamaica Wine House in St Michael’s Alley, the Old Doctor Butler’s Head in Mason’s Avenue and the Bishops Finger, near Smithfield Meat Market.

All are included on the tour itinerary, with the addition of the Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell, just outside the City boundary.

You can also download a digital version of the map here.

Read more about the mapmaker, Peter Gander here