Eastern Cluster walking tour - Saturday 9 March 2024 10amRegular price $26.00
Join Open City for a walking tour exploring how the unique architecture and public realm of the Eastern Cluster in London’s Square Mile
This insightful walking tour — led by City of London guide Paul Lincoln — will explore how over the past forty years the eastern part of the City of London has become home to some of the most distinctive architecture in the capital. Although many of these buildings from Tower 42 to 30 St Mary Axe and the Leadenhall Building, are an important part of the London skyline, less attention has been paid to the way in which this area can be enjoyed at street level.
This is a district known mainly for financial services is now developing new public spaces, public art and landscape projects. This part of the City is also a place of considerable historic significance, from the Roman London Wall to Bevis Marks Synagogue, the only synagogue in Europe that has held regular services continuously for over 300 years; to St Peter's Cornhill which stands on the highest point of the City of London, this is a completely fascinating part of London.
This walk will look at the Roman invasion and the building of the London Wall; the development of the City of London as a financial district, the impact of the City of London's policies and voting system on the planning of the area; the approach to tackling climate emergency and planned improvements to the area.
Tour start point: Inside Cafe Senzo at The City Wall at Vine Street.
35 Vine Street EC3N 2PX
The Café is open from 9am, the tour starts at 10am.
Duration: 2.5 hours approx
End: Fen Court, 120 Fenchurch Street.
The Fen Court Roof Garden is open to the public if you would like to visit after the tour.
Paul Lincoln is a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers' Association and lives in the City in Golden Lane Estate where he coordinates the campaign: Imagine Golden Lane at Net Zero. He has an interest in the politics of the City of London as well as post-war architecture, landscape and urban design. Paul has an MA in Cities, Design and Regeneration and is also a printmaker at East London Printmakers. He has been guiding tours with Open City since 2016.