Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster

Westminster Underground station, London (exit 4, opposite Big Ben)

Guided by Ruth

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
29 June 2024 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster

Ever wanted to learn more about geology but don’t know where to start? Join me – Geologist Ruth – for this walk to find out more about geological materials through building stones: urban geology. We will focus on Westminster where we will learn to recognise igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks through the building materials of Westminster Abbey, the statuary in Parliament Square and the Houses of Parliament. On the way, we will see a wide range of rocks and lots of fossils too and learn about the geological environments and timescales responsible for the formation of Westminster’s building stones.


Ruth is the real deal – she’s a top-flight, award-winning, professional geologist.


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