Tag: exploring

Celebrating our city parks

Published on 22nd July 2019

In July, London became the world’s very first National Park City, in recognition of the parks, gardens, greens, woods, commons, and all of the natural spaces that punctuate our cityscape with a regularity not usually found in such a densely populated place. To celebrate, National Park City Festival runs 20-28 July and London Bridge is welcoming Gnomus, Caretaker of the Earth, to the area, 26 and 27 July. But it’s also a great excuse to explore and enjoy the many green spaces we have locally and appreciate them in this city-wide context. 10 to explore in London Bridge: 1. St John’s Churchyard Park 2. Melior Street Community Garden 3. Gibbon’s Rent Secret Garden 4. Potters Fields Park 5. Greenwood Theatre Pocket Park 6. Guy’s Memorial Park 7. Leathermarket Garden 8. Tanner Street Park 9. Druid Street Wildflower Meadow 10. White’s Grounds Estate Community Garden To read our full Greenspace Trail click here.  #NationalParkCity nationalparkcity.london

Walk the Low Line

Published on 16th July 2019

  The Low Line is a new walking destination for London along the length of the mighty Victorian railway viaducts spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey. It connects diverse neighbourhoods and communities in south London, creating hubs of creativity, entertainment, and industry along its course. As you walk along the Low Line you discover the heritage of the railway arches which have been a part of the area for over 150 years, shaping places of interest along the way and unlocking their potential. The growth of the Low Line has been organic and it has no finite boundaries, however the concept has been developed around the 4 mile stretch of the viaduct from near the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey in the East, to Southwark tube station in the west. Over recent years, the first new sections of the Low Line opened at Old Union Yard Arches and Flat Iron Square in Bankside, complementing established Low Line hubs located at Borough Market, Druid Street, London Bridge, Maltby Street Market, and Spa Terminus. As you walk along its course, through tunnels and yards, you will discover a side of Bermondsey, London Bridge and Bankside that is well off the beaten track. Breweries, theatres, restaurants and artists sit beside traditional traders, hidden gyms and wholesalers – many places that you wouldn’t usually visit unless you happen upon them. To find out more about the Low Line and plan your route visit lowline.london Alternatively, to experience the Low Line with a ready made soundtrack as you explore, take your headphones and listen to 15 new Musicity tracks influenced by the buildings and spaces on the Low Line route Musicity X Low Line. The concept has developed through a group of initial partners including Better Bankside, Blue Bermondsey, Borough Market, Team London Bridge, The Arch Company, and Southwark Council. #LowLineLDN