Green Park underground station, London (north exit, on the corner)
Guided by Ruth
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|8 February 2020||Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm||Winter|
This Urban Geology walk – guided by the distinguished UCL Geologist Ruth Siddall – will begin at Green Park Tube Station and end at Hyde Park Corner. In between, we will take in over a billion years of geological history and learn how to identify common building stones. We will also look at the social histories of stones in London over the last two centuries and how stones have influenced fashions in architecture, indicated wealth and enabled self-promotion of individuals and countries! We will also visit the war memorials in Green Park and at Hyde Park Corner, to see how stone can represent a nation.
A Billion Years in Piccadilly will take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, February 8. The meeting point is just outside the Green Park exit (by the fountain) of Green Park Tube.
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