Old and New Biodiversity in the Square Mile

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Distance: 1.5 miles

Start Time: 13:30

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

  • Historical
  • Walk and Talk

Meeting Point: In Guildhall Yard by the wooden benches (by the side wall of St Lawrence Jewry Church)

Nearest Station (Start): St Paul's

End Point: One New Change

Nearest Station (End): St Paul's

Cost: Free

Email: info@walklondon.org.uk

Telephone: 020 3151 1151

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This walk will guide you through some of the 200 open spaces in the Square Mile, looking at some examples of how old and new biodiversity interacts in City gardens, old church yards and monasteries as well as ancient Roman ruins and ending up with an example of sustainable modern architecture at One New Change.


Many opportunities for refreshment and toilet breaks along the route.

Please consider the weather forecast and the type of walk you are planning to join and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring a drink as there may not always be opportunities to purchase refreshments.

Advice Note:

Unfortunately, due to steps along the route this walk is not wheelchair friendly. Families with children in pushchairs will need to carry the pushchair up and down the stairs or take a long route diversion to avoid them.

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