Every month / 11:00 - 13:00
City of London, Islington and Camden
Adult (25+) £10
Young Person (12-24) £8
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.


Booking

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.


Tour: From Pillar to Post

Route: Farringdon Station to Bank Junction
Meeting point: At the pedestrianised area in between the main exits to the Underground station and the Thameslink station

  • Saturday 22 February
  • Saturday 21 March
  • Saturday 25 April
  • Saturday 23 May
  • Saturday 27 June
  • Saturday 25 July
  • Saturday 22 August
  • Saturday 26 September
  • Saturday 24 October
  • Saturday 21 November

led by City Guides and Clerkenwell and Islington 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

  • Saturday 18 April
  • Saturday 11 July
  • Saturday 12 September
  • Saturday 7 November

led by Camden Tour Guides Association


Tour: From Mail to Rail

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

  • Saturday 8 February
  • Saturday 14 March
  • Saturday 9 May
  • Saturday 13 June
  • Saturday 8 August
  • Saturday 10 October

led by Camden Tour Guides Association