30 St. Mary Axe, from Lloyd's Building

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Leadenhall Market (II)

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

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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

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

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

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

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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).

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Fri, 07-Dec-18

Date # Post
Thu, 04-Oct-18 11

Evening Walk - Sculpture in the City

Length: 2.2 km
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs
Meet: Liverpool Street Mainline Station, Liverpool Street Exit, Kindertransport Memorial at 18.45 hours.
Finish is at Leadenhall Market. Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East, Tower Hill and London Bridge tube stations are just a short walk away, as are Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street and London Bridge mainline stations. All are in Zone 1.
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.
Eat/Drink: Leadenhall Market features a total of 23 pubs, delis, bars, brasseries and restaurants. For more details click here.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.24
10 met at the agreed time (broadly at least), 1 other struggled to get to L'pool Street at all what with the Central Line having massive gaps in service, but eventually caught up with the group, so 11 on a dry evening.
We took a full hour for the 2.3 km of a walk, studiously reading all the info panels en route. Reading was a touch difficult in places of course, due to the oncoming darkness, but what are smartphone torches for? 8 stayed on for a meal at the end.



Thu, 21-Sep-17 6

Evening Walk - Sculpture in the City

Length: 2.1 km
Net Walking Time: 1 hrs

Meet: Liverpool Street Mainline Station, Liverpool Street Exit, Kindertransport Memorial, at 18.45 hours.
Finish is at Leadenhall Market. Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East, Tower Hill and London Bridge tube stations are just a short walk away, as are Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street and London Bridge mainline stations. All are in Zone 1.

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.
2017 sees the seventh incarnation of this popular attraction, displaying 18 artworks by 16 artists ranging considerably in scale – from a near seven-metre high bronze sculpture, to dozens of plastic bags in a tree – 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, 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 at the City Information Centre, between St Paul's Cathedral and Millennium Bridge.

Eat/Drink: Leadenhall Market features a total of 21 pubs, delis, bars, brasseries and restaurants. For more details click here.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.24
We were just 3 walkers at the meeting point close to the meeting time, but decided to wait a bit more, as the Central Line was suspended at the time. A 4th one duly turned up shortly afterwards and then we bumped into another 2 around the corner, so 6 in dry weather (the drizzle had finished 30 minutes or so earlier).
A one hour tour de force around this year's route, exploring some other parts of The City compared to last year's route. Not everyone liked every artwork, but all agreed that they are located in very appropriate spaces, making the most of the many little squares and odd spaces in this cramped part of town.
Interesting to see that some works had more impact in dusk than at first inspection during daytime, while others didn't.
At the end, as there was some overly loud live music performance in Leadenhall Market, we moved on to the Jamaica Wine House for a drink, and then a few moved on for a meal at a nearby Enoteca.
Wed, 06-Jul-16 8

Mid-Week Evening Walk: Sculpture in the City


Sculpture in the City - Contemporary Art Walk
Length: 2-3 km
Walking Time: at least 60 minutes
Meet 19.00 hours sharp outside Liverpool Street Mainline Station, Liverpool Street exit, at street level, by the Memorial for the Children of the Kindertransport on Hope Square (next to a ‘McDonalds’). We should be finishing roundabout the kickoff time of Wales v Portugal (that’s the 1st Semi-Final of Euro 2016, for the Ignoramuses), good thing then that the route finishes at Leadenhall Market, with lots of drinkeries and eateries to choose from to spend more gainful minutes (or hours).
Now in its sixth year, the critically acclaimed Sculpture in the City exhibition has returned to the Square Mile with contemporary works from internationally renowned artists (20 works by 17 artists). There’s not much walking to be done, admittedly, but lots to look at, especially for those that have not worked in the City, as the works are concentrated around some of the most famous recent additions to the London skyline, as well as some of the oldest buildings. Find more information here, and a map here.
From Leadenhall Market, Liverpool Street, Bank/Monument, Aldgate/Aldgate East and London Bridge stations are just a short walk away.
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definitely coming with my good friend Jo
8 balmy

8 culture vultures on this evening walk in The City. The trail led us initially down busy Bishopsgate, then through Leadenhall Market and some quieter streets and squares. Some interesting works and worth a look if you are in the area. 5 for drinks and dinner in the Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market. Good food on the plates, good wine in the glasses and some mediocre football on the telly. Proceedings wound up at about 22:00.