The unsung engineers of riverside London: from Brunel and Bazalgette to Arup- afternoon
Guided Tour | Blackfriars Station
Wednesday 5 October 2016 - 14:30 until 16:45
This two to two and a half hour walk, originally developed for a group of retired engineers, concentrates on the achievements of engineers from Victorian times to the present day. We so often laud architects, but it is the engineers who make the building/structure work. This walk will go along the river taking a closer look at the engineering feats beside and across the Thames. In the course of the walk the group will cross both new London footbridges – the Hungerford and Millennium bridges, and will be updated on the plans for the new Garden Bridge. The group will also take a closer look at the London Eye, Festival Hall, National Theatre, Tate Modern and walk above arguably the greatest Victorian engineering achievements of them all – Bazalgette’s London sewers and the first underground railway in the world.
The walk will get you to look at familiar sites with new eyes and will start at Blackfriars Station and end at Westminster Station.
This event has been organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.