The City of London Festival

June 27, 2012 by

Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Unforgettable Experiences

The Gherkin Building in London, England

The Gherkin Building in London, England

The City of London Festival starts on Monday, June 24th with the bells of St Mary-le-Bow resounding at mid-day. There follows a month of great events throughout the city including concerts in venues that the public can’t normally visit. Look out for the 50 pianos dotted around the streets which you can sit down and play, and many free events.

My tour of the old city will introduce you to this fascinating area with its atmospheric alleys, vibrant markets, hidden gardens, medieval churches and striking modern architecture. There is something for Harry Potter fans too!

Today, the area is the financial district, so you will discover how London became one of the great financial centers and how the famous institutions have even affected our language.

It is not just a summer of sport with the 2012 London Olympic Games, but the Cultural Olympiad will present over 12,000 events around the country!

- Gavin Webb

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