City of London Children's Trail Map

Date Posted: 12/03/2014

School groups can become urban explorers with a fun new London trail map that includes walking routes and activities.

The map, provided by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Open City and part of the City Visitor Trail, now makes exploring London’s square mile on foot even easier for teachers, with a series of child-friendly, self-guided routes.

The Children’s Trail map will be available from the City Information Centre (located between St Paul’s Cathedral and Millennium Bridge), and features three themed routes that branch off from the main City Visitor Trail.

With Draco the Dragon as your guide, the trail explores the city’s most famous attractions as well as hidden gems, and includes stickers, fun facts, activities and games.

Each of the themed routes will take about an hour to walk. These consist of:

Yellow Route: ‘City Stories’ - to include Guildhall, Museum of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Blue Route: ‘Skyscraper Sketching’ - to include the Gherkin, Lloyd’s Building and Leadenhall Market.

Green Route: ‘Towers on the Thames’ - to include the Monument, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Thames.

Featured activities and games include:

•    Sketching the skyline from Tower Bridge.
•    Fact finding at Leadenhall Market.
•    Sticker games at Guildhall, Leadenhall Market and the Monument.
•    Writing a poem inspired by the Lloyd’s Building.

For further school trip information visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.

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