Mail van with postman collecting mail from Edward VII pillar box (POST 118/5160)
Statue of postal reformer Rowland Hill outside the former GPO Headquarters
From Pillar to Post: GPO London
Once a month
Join an accredited guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London's history to reveal how the ingenuity of the postal service shaped the world we live in today. From the coffee houses of the 1600s to the electronic communication of today, walks include the story of Victorian postal reform, the growth of the GPO, the evolution of Mail Rail and the development of post boxes and telephone kiosks. All GPO walking tours are led by trained and accredited guides for Clerkenwell and Islington, and the City of London.
Walks start at Farringdon Station at 11.00am, last around 2 hours, and end near Bank Station.
Tour Dates & Times
Sunday 22 June 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Saturday 26 July, 11.00am-1pm*
Sunday 24 August, 11.00am-1pm*
Saturday 27 September, 11.00am-1pm*
Sunday 26 October, 11.00am-1pm*
Saturday 22 November, 11.00am-1pm*
*Walk lasts around 2 hours.
Cost & Booking
£7 per head, £6 for concessions (60+), £5 for Friends of the BPMA. Free for accompanied children under 12 years old.
No need to book, just turn up and meet the guide, who will be wearing a Cityguides badge.
Special bookings for groups outside of these dates are available – contact us for information on how to book.
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Walks start at Farringdon Station (main entrance) and end near Bank Station.