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

The walk contains stories, insights and surprises for those whose ear isn’t technically trained, alongside the more musically-minded. You’ll be guided to refine your ear for the City – and pay attention to what you usually filter out.

When: Sunday, July 13, from 11am – 1pm

Where: Meet outside St Paul’s tube station (exit 2), by Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley. End: Near Liverpool Street station

Tickets: £12 adults; £9 over 65s, under 18s and full-time students with proof of status. Click here to book

Image credit: © Cathy Haynes, 2014