City Walks: Designs Of The Times

City Walks: Designs Of The Times

Today's walk followed the City of London's "Designs Of The Times: Discover The Modern Face Of The City" self-guided walk. I say followed, I did tweak the route slightly and removed The Pinnacle, as it hasn't been built yet! I replaced it with One Poultry just because it was at the end of my route.

As the pamphlet says, "The City of London has always been a centre of groundbreaking architecture. As a world leader in business and finance, the City has to continually adapt to changing needs - combining the best of the old with the best of the new – and over the centuries many of its buildings have become icons not just of London but of the country as a whole."

Many of the buildings have been affectionately (or not so affectionately) nicknamed, such as the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, the Stealth Bomber, and the Walkie Talkie/Scorchie, but love them or hate them the buildings have become a part of London's skyline. There are many City buildings which didn't make it into the walk such as the Barbican complex, the Daily Express building and Tower 42 - a more comprehensive list, and a description of the ones on the route, can be found here.

Distance: around 4 miles.

Hot Cross Pudding

Hot Cross Pudding

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