Sunday, 23 April 2017

#London Walks London Walk of the week: #UrbanGeology In Trafalgar Square

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…

Urban Geology in Trafalgar Square & St. Martin's Lane

Leicester Square Tube, exit 1

Saturday 29th April at 2.30pm

The centre of London showcases a history of iconic British stones from Cornish Granite via Portland Stone to Edinburgh’s Craigleith Sandstone. Come and find out more about how stone quarrying influenced 19th Century architecture and vice versa in the walk down St Martin’s Lane and Trafalgar Square. Guided by University College London Geologist Ruth. (It all comes down to the guiding.) N.B. The walk takes about two hours and will end at Charing Cross Station.

To go on the Urban Geology in Trafalgar Square & St. Martin's Lane walk meet Ruth at 2.30 pm on Saturday, April 29. The meeting point is just outside exit 1 of Leicester Square Tube (by Wyndham's Theatre).

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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