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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Evening Walk - Sculpture in the City

Length: 2.2 km
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ 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.
2018 sees the eighth incarnation of this popular attraction, displaying 19 artworks by as many artists ranging considerably in scale – from large bronze sculptures, to soundworks – 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 click here.
For more information about the individual artworks and a map click here.

Eat/Drink:  Leadenhall Market features a total of 23 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...

10 met at the agreed time (broadly at least), 1 other struggled to get to L'pool Street at all what with the Central Line having massive gaps in service, but eventually caught up with the group, so n=11 on a w=dry-evening.
We took a full hour for the 2.3 km of a walk, studiously reading all the info panels en route. Reading was a touch difficult in places of course, due to the oncoming darkness, but what are smartphone torches for? 8 stayed on for a meal at the end.