From carefully planted trees and well-maintained flowerbeds to grass growing between paving stones or moss on a wall, nature is everywhere in the city, softening and subverting the angles and planes of the built environment. Street trees, roadside flower borders and the creation of green walls and green roof spaces all contribute to bringing nature more into the area. Their value is hugely important, especially for public health, and for providing amenity to residents and workers alike. People’s understanding of the complicated connections of our natural world, and how we are part of it, has grown significantly in recent years. Team London Bridge has worked hard to support community initiative and to invite the natural world into previous industrial areas. The area has ‘pocket parks’ or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads. BOOK HERE Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 Time: 6:00pm Where: Science Gallery Courtyard, next to Guy’s statue in the centre of the courtyard. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.
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Whether you are new to the area or are just keen to learn more about the neighbourhood, our FREE guided walking tour of London Bridge provides an enriching insight into this fascinating part of London. Plus, summer is here! Discover and learn new things, from the history of the land to the story behind the name Rotherhithe while enjoying the fresh air! Did you know that ‘hithe’ means ‘landing place’ a small port or harbour especially on a river in old English? The walk will start near the entrance to City Hall, at the top of the slope leading down to the Scoop on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 6:00pm, lasting approximately 90 minutes, the walk will conclude at Rotherhithe station. Book your place from April 30th Contact Alan on: 07736 015 266
Much of the activity on the ground floor level of the buildings in the area has been determined by their use, and as these uses have changed over time, the spaces and routes that connect them, have fluctuated in popularity. Beyond the City boundary, and with London Bridge itself as the key access to the City, pubs, theatres and leisure dens proliferated, and over time these have been controlled by licensing. With the renovation of London Bridge and its railway arches (in parts the ‘Low Line’) as well as the development of More London, there is a resurgence in theatre and leisure venues which has conspired to significant changes in ownership and ground floor rental values, and their uses. We will look at where and when we can cross boundaries, and who is trying to keep whom away, both now and in the past. Inadvertently, the built environment often includes obstacles and barriers for those less able to get about on foot, and we will explore how these have been overcome. BOOK HERE The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.