- Exploring the surrounding alleyways and courtyards of St Paul’s Cathedral, we head towards Fleet Street with its impressive former newspaper offices and other reminders of the area’s connection with printing and publishing.
- We learn about famous past residents, such as Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe and Oliver Goldsmith, and pass the sites of the notorious Fleet debtor’s prison and London’s first house of correction, Bridewell prison, former royal palace of Henry VIII.
- En route we take in one of Sir Christopher Wren’s most famous City churches, a medieval monastery and Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, reputedly one of the oldest public houses in London and a regular haunt of Charles Dickens!
- The walking tour finishes in Gough Square at Dr Johnson's House, the only one of his London homes to survive and the most significant, being where he compiled the first English dictionary.
- This walk should appeal to anyone who enjoys history and architecture, especially those with an interest in journalism and publishing. Passing through ancient cobbled streets and alleyways, it will also appeal to anyone keen to explore some of the hidden gems of the City of London.
- Many opportunities for refreshment and toilet breaks along the route.