30 St. Mary Axe, from Lloyd's Building

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

11-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Leadenhall Market (II)

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

11-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Jürgen Partenheimer - Axis Mundi (I)

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

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Sarah Lucas - Florian & Kevin

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

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Damien Hirst - Temple

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

29-Jun-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Thomas J Price - Numen (Shifting Votive Three), and a Sponsor's building...

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

10-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street Station, Liverpool Street Exit: Start to the Walk

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

11-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sculpture in the City walk

Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).

Start Liverpool Street Mainline Station, Liverpool Street Exit, Kindertransport Memorial
Finish Leadenhall Market
Length

2.4 km.

Time 1 hour.
Travel Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East, Tower Hill and London Bridge tube stations are just a short walk away from Leadenhall Market, as are Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street and London Bridge mainline stations. All are in Zone 1
Walk Notes

The critically acclaimed Sculpture in the City is an annual exhibition showcasing contemporary works by internationally renowned artists in the confines of the City of London, on streets, in squares or on buildings. The exhibition usually opens around end June, and most sculptures are displayed until the following May.

2018 sees the eighth incarnation of this popular attraction, displaying 19 artworks by as many artists ranging considerably in scale – from large bronze sculptures, to soundworks – thoughtfully placed between iconic architectural landmarks such as the Gherkin (30 St. Mary Axe), the Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street), the Lloyd’s-Building (aka the Inside-Out Building, at 12 Leadenhall Street) and the Cheese Grater (the Leadenhall Building). Wander the City's public spaces and stumble upon world-class public art, on an urban canvas recognised across the globe.

For more information on the exhibition click here.
For more information about the individual artworks and a map click here.
A printed booklet with a map, photos of – and information on – the art works can be picked up from early July at the City Information Centre, located between St Paul's Cathedral and Millennium Bridge.

For a recommended route, as shown on the map on the ‘OS map’-tab above and on the gpx file, please follow below directions.
The route finishes at Leadenhall Market in the heart of the City, with its multitude of refreshment options. From there, Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East, Tower Hill and London Bridge tube stations are just a short walk away, as are Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street mainline stations.

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Leadenhall Market features a total of 23 pubs, cafes, delis, bars, brasseries and restaurants. For more details click here.

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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234

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Oct-18

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Walk Directions  

The directions for this walk are also in a PDF (link above) which you can download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone. OpenStreetMap (not OS) mapping is used in the PDF for licence reasons.

  1. [Numbers in brackets] indicate the sites of the artworks, with the numbers matching those on the website linked above and in the printed booklet.
  2. Meet outside Liverpool Street Mainline Station, at street level in Liverpool Street by the Kindertransport Memorial.
  3. With the station in your back, turn left along Liverpool Street. In 100m turn right at a T-junction with Bishopsgate.
  4. In 50m at the far corner of St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate church turn right along a paved path into its former churchyard to an overview panel of the Sculture in the City route 40m away and artwork [1] to the left on a grassy area.
  5. Turn back towards Bishopsgate and turn right along the road’s pavement. In 50m turn right along Wormwood Street.
  6. In 75m you walk under [20], a replica house built onto and around a footbridge (early Sep to mid-Dec 2018 only). Continue for another 30m in the same direction and turn left to cross the road at a set of lights.
  7. Turn left to go back along Wormwood Street to the corner of it with Bishopsgate, where you find [2].
  8. Turn right along Bishopsgate and in 60m pass [19] (a soundwork, with the speakers hanging up in a tree).
  9. Continue along Bishopsgate and in 55m cross the road at a set of lights to continue along the opposite pavement in the previous direction.
  10. In 25m turn left along the pavement of a tarmac lane leading in 20m to Crosby Square, with St. Helen, Bishopsgate church beyond it. Cross the small square and walk to the right of the church towards [17], a little to the right in front of the Hiscox Building.
  11. You have [18] 20m away to the left and [16] 40m away to the half right in the direction of the 'Cheesegrater' Building. Look at [18] first, then proceed towards [16].
  12. Continue in the same direction to the left of [16] and then along the 'Cheesegrater'. In 60m you have [14] on the right in the undercroft of the ‘Cheesegrater’ (i.e. the Leadenhall Building).
  13. Continue in the same direction and cross Leadenhall Street at a set of lights to continue to the left of the Lloyd's Building along Lime Street, passing the 'Scalpel' Building to its right.
  14. In 60m reach [13]. Now turn back the way you came along Lime Street, re-cross Leadenhall Street, but continue a little to the right of the landscaped forecourt of the AVIVA Building along St. Mary Axe (road).
  15. In 120m you pass the 'Gherkin' to its left and continue along St. Mary Axe and in 50m turn right along Bury Court, a paved lane to the right of a wine bar and to the left of an underground car park approach.
  16. In 60m pass [3] on the left in a small courtyard (effectively the back entrance to an office building). Continue in the previous direction along a narrow passage under the building ahead, passing [4] in the process.
  17. In 15m walk down some steps and turn right along Bury Street at a T-junction, soon with Holland House on the left.
  18. In 70m turn left with Bury Street.
  19. In 25m pass the pedestrianised Cunard Place, with [7] on your right. Continue along Bury Street, passing the interesting looking other end of Holland House on your left.
  20. In 30m turn left at a T-junction with Creechurch Lane (the former site of the first Synagogue, 1657-1701, after the resettlement, is on your right) and in 30m turn left into Heneage Lane, a very short cul-de-sac.
  21. In 10m turn right along an alleyway (still Heneage Lane), with [5] running along its length, and with the back of the Bevis Marks Synagogue on the left.
  22. At the end of the lane turn right at a T-junction with Bevis Marks (road), on the course of the ancient London Wall, and with the synagogue entrance away down the left.
  23. In 20m turn right along Creechurch Lane and in 30m turn left to in 25m go under the 'One Creechurch Place' building.
  24. In another 25m - in a courtyard with an Illy Caffe on the left - you have [6] 10m away on the right and turn right past it towards a road.
  25. In 25m turn left along Mitre Street and in 40m turn hard right at a four-way junction with Aldgate/Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street, and turn immediately right again along Leadenhall Street.
  26. In 50m, opposite No. 65 Leadenhall Street, turn left to cross the road and continue through the covered Hartshorn Alley, where [8] (a soundwork) in on display (this is switched off at 19.00 hours). [The passage may be locked shut in the evening to prevent its use as a shelter by the homeless. In that case turn back to the four-way junction and turn right along Fenchurch Street.]
  27. In 50m emerge on Fenchurch Street and turn right along it. In 100m - just after passing the East India Arms, an historic pub - turn left along Fenchurch Place towards Fenchurch Street station’s forecourt.
  28. In 40m turn right towards [9] and from it turn right again to continue along an alleyway (London Street) and re-gain Fenchurch Street.
  29. Cross the road at a set of lights and turn left along its opposite pavement.
  30. In 150m turn right along Cullum Street and in 30m follow it around to the left. In 20m continue through bollards and along a paved lane to in another 30m reach [10], outside Bolton House.
  31. Continue to Lime Street (with the The Bunch of Grapes pub opposite) and continue in the same direction to the right of the pub along Beehive Passage into Leadenhall Market.
  32. In 30m bear left at a three-way junction and in 25m turn right along a narrow passage, with [11] suspended above your heads.
  33. In 25m turn left and in another 20m reach the central crosspaths in Leadenhall Market, with [12] on the left high up in the roof structure (a neon work).
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