Every month / 11:00 - 13:00
City of London, Islington and Camden
£10.00 per person, £8.00 for concessions (60+); £6.00 for The Postal Museum Members.
Free for accompanied children under 12.

London Postmen – leaving King Edward Building on delivery. (POST 109/374)

About the tours

Join an accredited guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History. Tours trace the major developments in Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; to key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope. 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 walking tours are led by trained and accredited guides.


No need to book for the tours – just turn up at the meeting point at 11.00 on the relevant date and meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. All three walks last under 2 hours and end at or near The Postal Museum.

Tour: From Mail to Rail

Route: Euston to The Postal Museum
Meeting point: Next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station

Dates for 2019:

  • Saturday 14 September
  • Saturday 9 November

led by Camden Tour Guides Association

Tour: From Tudors to Telegraphy

Route: Chancery Lane to The Postal Museum
Meeting point: By Exit 1 of Chancery Lane Underground Station, on the North side of High Holborn

Dates for 2019:

  • Saturday 12 October
  • Saturday 14 December

led by Camden Tour Guides Association

Tour: From Pillar to Post

Route: Bank Junction to Farringdon Station
Meeting point: Steps of the Royal Exchange at Bank Junction – near to Bank Underground Station

Dates for 2019:

  • Sunday 22 September
  • Saturday 26 October
  • Sunday 24 November

led by City Guides and Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Association