Sunday, 17 January 2016

Walk of the Week: Urban Geology in Canary Wharf @R_Siddall

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…


Saturday 23rd January 2016

Canary Wharf Tube (the main exit, NOT the East exit)

The building stones of Canary Wharf. Yup, you got it. This is Ruth's new Urban Geology Walk. And double yup, Ruth's a professional Geologist.

Here's a sound bite from the walk

DC Editor Adam adds (from his October 2015 diary post first published in December 2015)…
Last October I joined UCL Geologist Ruth Sidall on an amazing tour of the building stones used in that fast emerging "third city" way out east. Ruth showed us fossils…

… and amethysts…

… and threw dates around that made my head spin.

Next time you see one of her Urban Geology Walk on the London Walks programme, cancel everything. You will never look at London the same way again.

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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