The London Ear: guided walk through the City of London and its sounds

Sun Nov 10 2019 at 11:00 am to 01:15 pm
Meet by St Paul's tube station, London, United Kingdom

Meet by St Paul's tube station, London, United Kingdom

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The London Ear guided walk explores the sounds of the City of London on a Sunday morning.

The walk blends real-time listening with stories about sounds from the City’s past and insights into how London might sound in the future.  

What to expect

Tour goers will:


explore the area between St Paul’s Cathedral and Liverpool Street Station, with its ancient ways, hidden back alleys and futuristic skyscrapers.

take time to really listen to the sounds of the City, like the ringing of St Paul's Cathedral bells and the bustle of Petticoat Lane street market.

find out about past sounds that have characterized the area, like the birdsong that triggered a bucolic hallucination and the metallic scraping commemorated in a street name.

hear about how London's soundscape is designed and managed, and ways that it is changing.


The walk contains stories, insights and surprises for those whose ear isn’t technically trained alongside the more musically minded. Tour goers will be guided to refine their ear for the City and pay attention to what they usually filter out.

The London Ear is led by Rosie Oliver. A keen London listener, Rosie divides her time between leading Dotmaker walks and producing spoken audio features. Listen to Rosie introduce the walk in this 2 minute podcast.

Read tour-goers' reviews on TripAdvisor and on our website.

Walk starts: outside St Paul's tube station. It ends near Liverpool Street station.

Suitable for: adults and young people aged 16 and over.

Maximum group size: 16.

The ticket price includes a noisy snack.

Cancellation: We can't offer refunds but given enough notice we may be able to offer a place on another walk.
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