This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

The City Sculpture Safari

Tower Hill tube station, London

Guided by Anne-Marie

Safari. Great word. And even though we’re in the City of London safari’s the mot juste for this walk. We’re an “expedition on foot.” And, yes, we’re a “party travelling into unspoiled areas for tourism or game viewing.” We’ve got “big game” in the shape of the City’s monumental sculptures – the monarchs of the glen, the king of beasts sculptures. They’ve all got a history, they’ve all got a habitat, they’ve all got distinctive characteristics. They’ve got a past. They’ve got their own stories. It’s stuff thats fun to know, stuff that gives pause, stuff that changes the way you see these works. Stuff that makes the new familiar and the familiar new. But it’s not just “big game.” You’ll also be shown tiny, hidden little pieces that you’d just never see off your own bat. And that’s why the adjective “unspoiled” is spot on for this walk. It’s the City of London – the Wall Street of Europe – but there are things in there (or up there) – delightful little details, decorative bagatelles (including, yes, tiny little creatures) – that only the trained eye can pick out. To see them you have to be, well, spot on. You have to be taken to the X-marks-the-spot spot and then have your gaze directed. Those are fun moments. They’re the walking tour equivalent of Attenborough going sub-microscopic. Good walk. Guided by Anne-Marie.

THE CITY SCULPTURE SAFARI – THE PRACTICALS

The City Sculpture Safari takes place at 10.30 am on xxxxxxxxxxx. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Tower HillTube. By the Tower Hill Tram coffee stall.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The City Sculpture Safari walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

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A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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