For almost 300 years a buried treasure lay undisturbed below one of London's busiest streets. Discovered by workmen in 1912, the Cheapside Hoard is the greatest single collection of Elizabethan and Stuart jewellery in the world. Cheapside takes its name from 'chepe', a Saxon word for a market. The street connected the southern end of the Roman Watling Street with the main City settlement to its east and has been the City of London’s main shopping street for the past millennium, running eastward from St Paul’s towards Bank. Most of the street was rebuilt with blocks of offices from the late 19th century, with shops retained at street level.
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ATTRACTION IN TOURS
Welcome to the City of London!
A City within a city, in a country within a country.
As we will walk across the city you will see how modern architecture seamlessly mixes with classical buildings. We will stop to admire St. Pauls's Cathedral, the GuildHall, and the Bank of England, as well as the modern architecture masterpieces such as The Gherkin and Lloyds of London.
More importantly, you will hear the stories of the major events that shaped the development of the city. We will also talk about old medieval traditions that are still practiced today and how they have impacted the modern world.
Audio tour developed by GlobeTrott Travel
Image by Lachlan Gowen