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
Discover 350 years of London's postal history 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 post underground 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
Saturday 25 January 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Sunday 23 February 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Saturday 22 March 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Sunday 27 April 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Saturday 24 May 2014, 11.00am-1pm*
Sunday 22 June 2014, 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.