Urban Geology in St Giles

Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, Exit 2 (meet outside the Dominion Theatre)

Guided by Ruth

Walk Times

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

Urban Geology in St Giles

This walk – guided by the distinguished Geologist Ruth Siddall– will look at the geology of building materials in the ‘Rookery’ of St Giles. Once a place associated with poverty and vice, this part of midtown London is now a thriving business and shopping centre. The walk will look at the history of building materials here from the 17th Century Church of St George’s Bloomsbury to the 2022 installation of street furniture as art: ‘Swivel’ by Sabine Marcellus.

This group of public seating in the form of swivel chairs in St Giles Square are made of a selection of particularly exotic and colourful stones sourced from around the globe.


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



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