What’s on around the City of London this week


The City calendar is always bursting with things to see, do and experience. And this week is no different. Visitors to the area can expect to check out a whole host of talks, exhibitions, films and music performances. These are the top events in the City of London this week.

FITNESS / Yoga in the Walkways

Kickstart your day with a sensational yoga experience inside Tower Bridge. Designed to revitalise you with spectacular river views from inside London’s iconic landmark, these sky-high classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice. Position yourself on the Glass Floor for a suspended view of road and pedestrian life, all moving 42metres beneath your feet.
20 March & 17 April, 7.30am-8.20am, tickets £25
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road SE1 2UP

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Get some epic views of the City while practicing some vinyasa at Tower Bridge

TOUR / Charterhouse Family Tour

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a tour of the Charterhouse to discover some famous moments in history, as well as some surprising facts about how people lived in this extraordinary 14th-century site.
24 March, 11am-11.45am & 12noon-12.45pm, adult tickets £10 (includes entry for two children)
The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square EC1M 6AN 

RUN / London Landmarks Half Marathon

Not your average half marathon, this race is a flat and fast route that offers participants and spectators fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks. As well as highlighting the likes of St Paul’s and the Gherkin, the race will also unearth the City’s hidden and quirky history, bringing it to life around the route. Cheer on the runners with Romans, chat with Dick Whittington, and maybe even spot a giant grasshopper.
24 March, 9.30am, free for spectators
The race starts on Pall Mall and finishes by Downing Street

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Running as a part of a charity like the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can help push you that little bit harder and faster

MUSIC / LSO Half Six Fix

Join the London Symphony Orchestra for a Half Six Fix; an hour-long concert to fit in after work or before dinner. In this performance, Gianandrea Noseda shares his insights on two invigorating pieces by Strauss and Shostakovich.
27 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm, tickets £10-£36
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS

WALK / April Poets: Geoffrey Chaucer and TS Eliot

Join a guided walk to explore how the month of April links two of our greatest poets. Both Chaucer and Eliot used the month in the opening line of their most famous works and both were very taken with the City, using its influence and impressions to create vivid images through their words.
1 April, 10.30am-12.30pm from Bank and 2pm-4pm from Monument, tickets £8.50-£16 plus booking fee
Bank (exit 8 for Mansion House) & Monument Underground stations EC3V 3LA

EXHIBITION / Merchant Navy Treasures: An Introduction to the Newall Dunn Collection

Discover a treasure trove of images, press releases and cuttings, company brochures, menus and other collectables from one of the world’s most comprehensive photographic and reference collections on merchant shipping. This new exhibition, curated from the Newall Dunn Collection built by the shipping historian Peter Newall and incorporating the collection of artist and writer Laurence Dunn, celebrates three famous lines from the golden age of shipping: Cunard, Orient and Union-Castle.
Ongoing, free
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury EC2V 7HH 

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The new Guildhall Library exhibition showcases the Newall Dunn Collection of photographs and items relating to merchant shipping history

FAMILY FRIENDLY / Tower Bridge Family Activities

Join Tower Bridge on the third Saturday of every month for a range of activities created for children aged six to 10 (but open to all). Each activity will focus on an event from the bridge’s history as part of its 125th birthday celebrations. Don’t forget, any attendees of Family Activity Days can attend any other in the following six months for free with the Family Activities Pass.
Ongoing, Saturdays, 10am-4pm, tickets included in price of general admission (adult £9.80, child £4.20)
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road SE1 2UP 

TOUR / City of London Walks

Experience the nooks, crannies and hidden depths of the City with an experienced, qualified guide who can give you some unique insights into the City’s history, architecture, people, ancient customs and pageantry, as well as a range of entertaining stories.
Ongoing, 11am & 2pm, tickets £8-£10
City Information Centre, St Paul’s Churchyard ECM 8BX

TALK / Guildhall Library Afternoon Talks

Discover fascinating insights into London at one of Guildhall Library’s free talks. Highlights include: Hampstead (26 March) and London’s Villages: Blackheath (17 April)
Ongoing, 2pm-3pm, free but book in advance at the website below
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury EC2V 7HH

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Seen and Heard: the Smile, Thomas Webster 1842, Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London

TALK / Curator Talks: Seen and Heard

Join Seen and Heard exhibition curator Katty Pearce for a guided tour. Learn more about the works, the themes in the art, and the artists themselves.
Ongoing, Wednesdays at 1pm, free with exhibition ticket
Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE 

TALK / Joseph Bazalgette’s Birthday Party

To mark the 200th birthday of the great engineer Joseph Bazalgette, LMA will be hosting a birthday party in his honour. Celebrate the London sewer system, be amazed at his bridges, raise a glass to the embankments, and marvel at his street designs. Part of the Year of Engineering.
29 March, 2pm-4.30pm, free
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road EC1R 0HB