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23 March - Find Your London - Explore Bankside's Low Line

Join us for a guided tour of the Low Line in Bankside, and explore these hidden spaces along the rail viaduct in Bankside
Time and details: 
Meet by the Cycle hire docking station behind Southwark tube station at 12.30pm
RSVP by: 
Friday, 19 February 2016
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager

valerie beirne

Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guild
London SE1 0FD

Join us for a guided 1.5hour  walk revealing the emerging Low Line - Bankside's newest emerging public spaces along the viaduct.

The Low Line is a simple idea – to work in partnership with local residents, businesses and community groups and Network Rail to reinstate the common spaces that run along the base of the viaduct, connecting London Bridge with Waterloo stations through a traffic-free route. Historically the viaduct that extends between these two stations has contributed to the segregation of the urban interior at Bankside from the active river edge.

The route which runs adjacent to the arches, once provided easy pedestrian access across Bankside. Over the last 150 years this has been eroded, as development, both planned and informal, has built walls and fences, buildings and other structures blocking access along its length.

The Low Line will stitch these disconnected spaces back into the urban fabric, through a range of large and small projects that will transform the public realm, and support appropriate and creative uses into the rail arches along the route, to bring economic, social and environmental vitality and encourage footfall and exploration deeper into the neighbourhood. 

Feb 19 2016