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Urban Geology – the Building Stones of UCL & Gower Street

Warren Street tube station, London

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Short version. Volcanoes, seas and mountain chains on Gower Street.

Long version. All Hail to yet another Urban Geology Walk. As always, it's guided by a professional Geologist. By Matt,  (who's just back from fieldwork in Kazakhstan).  This walk – like its cousins in our series of Building Stones of London walks – peers into the depths of the glossy exteriors of building stones  to reveal that legacy of volcanoes, seas and mountain chains. To say nothing of millions of years "building" building stones. Aeons and a whole world in a few acres of London. How do you go wrong with a walk that's got intellectual rigour, great content and changes the way you see every building you encounter? That reveals unexpected aspects of the history of geology. That sheds light on the global origin of the building materials used in the construction of several centuries of buildings on and just off Gower Street.