From Pillar to Post: GPO London Walking Tour 2018

Every month / 11:00 - 13:00
Tours begin at Bank Junction and end at Farringdon Station
£8.00 per person, £7.00 for concessions (60+); £6.00 for The Postal Museum Members. Free for accompanied children under 12 years old.

Last tour date for 2018: Sunday 25 November

London Postmen - leaving King Edward Building on delivery. A group of postmen, carrying bags over their shoulders, leave King Edward Building to begin their deliveries.

London Postmen leaving King Edward Building on delivery, 1938

Join an accredited guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History – from the Coffee Houses of the 1600s to the electronic communications of today. Discover why pillar boxes are coloured red, why the post is called the ‘post’ and the mail is called the ‘mail’, and why the floors of all telephone boxes slope.

All GPO walking tours are led by trained and accredited guides for Clerkenwell and Islington, and the City of London.

No need to book, just turn up and meet the guide, who will be wearing a Cityguides badge.

Where is the tour?

  • Starts at Bank Junction (on the steps of the Royal Exchange) near Bank Underground station.
  • The walks last for around 2 hours and will end at Farringdon Station – after which the guide will lead people to The Postal Museum, about 12 minutes’ walk away.

For information about the museum and ticketing, please visit The Postal Museum website.