Meet by St Paul's tube station


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The London Ear

London sound walk

What to expect

The London Ear guided walk explores the City of London past, present and future, through sounds and listening. Tour goers will:

  • • explore the area between St Paul’s Cathedral and Liverpool Street Station, with its ancient streets, hidden back alleys and futuristic skyscrapers
  • • take time to really listen to the sounds of the City
  • • find out about past sounds that have characterized the area, and what they mean
  • • hear about how London’s soundscape is designed and managed, and ways that it is changing.

What does the London Ear hear? What is it listening for?

Join us on a two mile sonic stroll through the City of London. From church bells to road crossings, we’ll turn an inquisitive ear to the noises that control, affect and define us. We’ll tune into sounds of the past, like the birdsong that triggered a bucolic hallucination and the metallic rasp that inspired a street name. And we’ll investigate how London’s soundscape is changing today as we echolocate through back alleys and round skyscrapers.


Meet: Sunday 17 May, 11am, outside St Paul’s tube station (exit 2), by Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley. End: 1pm (approx), near Liverpool Street station.

Tickets: £18 full price; £15 over 65s and full-time students. Price includes a noisy snack.

Suitable for: Adults. Maximum 16 people per group. Book here.