GUESTS at Mint Hotel Tower of London can now explore the unique history of the City of London by taking a walking tour with a qualified local guide from only £8 per person.
City of London guide, Geoff Boyd, promises to show guests buildings and locations that reflect life in the City over the past 2,000 years and talk about historical figures who helped shape it.
“These walking tours introduce guests to the City – the heart of London, developed originally by the Romans,” said Boyd, who leads each group. “I reveal the history of this contemporary city and introduce guests to some of the characters who were the lifeblood here.”
Highlights of the 90-minute tour include All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in the City of London. Samuel Pepys climbed the tower of the church to survey the damage caused by the Great Fire of London.
Boyd also leads guests to the River Thames and the old headquarters of the Port of London, located opposite Mint Hotel Tower of London, in Trinity Square. Leadenhall Market provides another stop, built on a Roman site and used as a location in the Harry Potter films.
From London’s first coffee house, built in the 17th century, to the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England, the tour also incorporates a look at new buildings under construction in the City. “There is some wonderful 20th and 21st century architecture here,” added Boyd.
“Mint Hotel Tower of London is always looking to provide special extra touches for our guests and these new walking tours are a perfect example of that,” said the hotel’s general manager, Patrick O’Connell.
“Geoff is a well-known, well-respected City of London guide and he really brings the history of the local area alive.”
To arrange a walking tour from Mint Hotel Tower of London, please contact hotel reception staff. Walks last for around 1.5 hours but shorter tours can be arranged on request.
Price points vary according to the size of the walking group. For groups of ten or more, the cost is £8 per person. For groups of five to nine persons, the cost is £10 and for groups of five persons or less, the cost is £12.
Please note, walks are not suitable for children under the age of 12 and there is a minimum requirement of two persons per walk.
About Mint Hotel Tower of London
Mint Hotel Tower of London opened on 20 December 2010. Located in the City of London, it is perfectly positioned for business and leisure travellers and is a mere 6.3 miles from City Airport.
Mint Hotel Tower of London features a dedicated meetings floor above the hotel’s impressive atrium, offering flexible spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, natural daylight and complimentary Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the hotel.
Skylounge, Mint Hotel Tower of London’s destination bar, is a chic city cocktail lounge and à la carte restaurant whose outdoor terrace commands panoramic views of the River Thames and London’s cityscape. City Café is the hotel’s signature restaurant and focuses on locally sourced ingredients and seasonality, while Fenchurch Lounge offers a relaxed environment and outdoor terrace for drinks and snacks.
A design highlight of Mint Hotel Tower of London is the Living Wall, which is the tallest living wall on a live building in Europe, reaching 11 storeys in height.
About Mint Hotel
Mint Hotel is a dynamic, innovative and award-winning city-centre hotel brand, founded in 1995 by David Orr, Sandy Orr and Donald MacDonald. It offers seven UK hotels in London (Westminster and Tower of London), Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow – and one international property, Mint Hotel Amsterdam, which opened in May 2011. The group has 2,783 rooms and around 1,500 employees in total.
City Café is Mint Hotel’s signature restaurant, featuring award-winning chefs who focus on locally-sourced ingredients and seasonality. Mint Hotel’s destination bars include the unique Skylounge with its stunning city views, in London (Tower of London), Leeds and Amsterdam.
Mint Hotel offers ‘blank canvas’ flexible spaces to create inspired meetings and special events, with features such as natural daylight through floor-to-ceiling windows. Mint Hotel is the only hotel brand offering iMacs in guest rooms as standard and has free Wi-Fi throughout.
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