TOUR | Beyond the Eye
event Saturday, 7 July 2018
access_time 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
location_on County Hall, Belvedere Road 3C and 3D, East Block, SE1 7GQ
The South Bank has been referred to as the Cultural Heart of London – a West-End-on-Thames! Most people head there to enjoy a ride on the area’s largest attraction - the London Eye. The South Bank is very popular with a tendency to be crowded, which is not everyone’s idea of a fun day out. Blue Badge Guide Angela Morgan leads us to discover the alternative (quieter) side of the South Bank.
This walking tour will take you away from the hustle and bustle. We'll find out what the area was like in 1951; why is there a statue of a lion on Westminster Bridge? The walk also includes some of the nearby streets and archways; we will see where the dead were carried by train to a cemetery in Surrey; view street art that includes the words of a local 19th Century poet and thinker; we visit Lower Marsh Market. We see where the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company had its first home, and discover where the Father of the Modern Circus had his first performance space. What did Prince Charles think of the architectural style of the buildings on the South Bank? There will be more to see and experience along the way.