Bankside and Beyond

banksideJust south of the river is one of London’s most dynamic areas with regeneration projects valued in the billions. Borough, Bankside and Bermondsey are in a sustained period of change, with the arrival of many new developments such as Neo Bankside by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, The Shard and London Bridge Place (nicknamed Baby Shard).

New cultural venues have moved into one of the oldest quarters of London as industrial buildings Hop Exchange and Menier Chocolate Factory are being put to new uses.

Walking tour, departing from City of London Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX at 10am.

New dates added to the programme soon

Find out about the guide for this tour here
Hear tour guide Benedict O’Looney here on Londonist Out Loud from the chapel of Guy’s Hospital, in the shadow of The Shard here

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Feedback from attendees

"With our passionate and knowledgeable guide, we saw how areas are changing all the time, buildings going up etc and having been given the context of an area its great to revisit and explore further"

"I wasn't as familiar with south of river, so this tour was a perfect oppotunity to learn more about the development of The Shard, so much in the news and hear about the future development of the area"

“Being a visitor to London the tours are something different, not just the usual tours of key tourist sites, they give a real sense of the exciting changes taking place in London. It is a great way to get to know London better”


January 2015
31 - From Cathedral to Commerce

7 - London Riverside
11 - Eve With...St Pancras Clock Tower
14 - King's Cross Renaissance;
Architecture on the Thames Central
21 - tbc
25 - pm Photo Night Tour
28 - From Cathedral to Commerce; Greenwich photo tour

7 - London Riverside
14 - King's Cross Renaissance
21 - Photo Tour Wren to Rogers
28 - From Cathedral to Commerce

Further 2015 walking, photo, cycle and building tours added to the programme shortly


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