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
We all know how easy it is to snap a great view, especially when an opportunity is offered from the top of a tall building, but many of us find it far harder to capture it in a drawing or a sketch. Capturing the essence of a skyline in a drawing or a sketch while on the move is something more to accomplish. We are often limited in looking only from the ground up, but the London Bridge area provides a wealth of taller buildings that offer unique angles to observe the boundary that is the skyline. We will begin with a drawing of a skyline view and then walk into the skyline, drawing as we go. Saturday 22nd June 2019 / Prompt start at 11:30 – Book Thursday, 27 June 2019/ 18:00 – Book 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.
What makes Shad Thames so special? This self guided trail created by our neighbours at STAMP (Shad Thames Area Partnership) highlights the features that make Shad Thames one of central London’s most iconic spaces. From the riverside location and the 19th century industrial buildings, to the bold architecture of late 20th century regeneration and new developments coming up – follow the Shad Thames Trail to discover the magic of this riverside gem. Download here or view online:
This free guided walking tour of London Bridge area provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London. This particular tour is a repeat of a popular route which looks at the story of London Bridge and the history of Southwark and the river. There is plenty of fascinating architecture to admire and learn about en route. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take us to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as we go along. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London and last for approximately 90 mins. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes. Click here to book your free place. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture