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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Evening Walk - Sculpture in the City

Length: 2.1 km
Net Walking Time: 1 hrs       

Meet: Liverpool Street Mainline Station, Liverpool Street Exit, Kindertransport Memorial, at 18.45 hours.
Finish is at Leadenhall Market. Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East, Tower Hill and London Bridge tube stations are just a short walk away, as are Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street and London Bridge mainline stations. All are in Zone 1.

The critically acclaimed Sculpture in the City is an annual exhibition showcasing contemporary works by internationally renowned artists in the confines of the City of London, on streets, in squares or on buildings. The exhibition usually opens around end June, and most sculptures are displayed until the following May.
2017 sees the seventh incarnation of this popular attraction, displaying 18 artworks by 16 artists ranging considerably in scale – from a near seven-metre high bronze sculpture, to dozens of plastic bags in a tree – thoughtfully placed between iconic architectural landmarks such as the Gherkin (30 St. Mary Axe), the Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street), the Lloyd’s-Building (aka the Inside-Out Building, at 12 Leadenhall Street) and the Cheese Grater (the Leadenhall Building). Wander the City's public spaces and stumble upon world-class public art, on an urban canvas recognised across the globe. 

For more information on the exhibition, the individual artworks and a map click here.
A printed booklet with a map, photos of – and information on – the art works can be picked up at the City Information Centre, between St Paul's Cathedral and Millennium Bridge.

Eat/Drink: Leadenhall Market features a total of 21 pubs, delis, bars, brasseries and restaurants. For more details click here.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.24

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

We were just 3 walkers at the meeting point close to the meeting time, but decided to wait a bit more, as the Central Line was suspended at the time. A 4th one duly turned up shortly afterwards and then we bumped into another 2 around the corner, so n=6 in w=dry weather (the drizzle had finished 30 minutes or so earlier).
A one hour tour de force around this year's route, exploring some other parts of The City compared to last year's route. Not everyone liked every artwork, but all agreed that they are located in very appropriate spaces, making the most of the many little squares and odd spaces in this cramped part of town.
Interesting to see that some works had more impact in dusk than at first inspection during daytime, while others didn't.
At the end, as there was some overly loud live music performance in Leadenhall Market, we moved on to the Jamaica Wine House for a drink, and then a few moved on for a meal at a nearby Enoteca.