This guided walk will showcase how interior and exterior spaces are being transformed along Southwark’s mighty Victorian railway viaduct to create the Low Line - a walking route through the alleys, streets and squares of Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey. The walk will highlight recent physical interventions that help embed the viaduct back into the neighbourhoods through which it runs. It will highlight opportunities for a Low Line Commons, bringing greenery and nature to create a linear park, a strategy that won the New London Architecture overall prize in 2021. Attendees will enjoy the walk as a cross-section of London’s diversity - through renowned visitor destinations, eerie backstreets, and surprising new architectural features.
The tour will be led by the three business improvement district partnering to deliver the Low Line project: Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director at Team London Bridge, Russell Dryden, BID Manager at Blue Bermondsey BID, and Eliza Daeschler, Placemaking Manager at Better Bankside.
The festival audience will enjoy the event to see the stunning projects delivered along the Low Line and to better understand the potential for the Low Line Commons, NLA overall prize winner in 2021.