Sunday, 21 January 2018

#LondonWalks Walk of the Week: #UrbanGeology Eastcheap to the Tower with @R_Siddall

On Sundays we 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 Walk

Eastcheap & the Tower: A History of London's Building Stones

Saturday 28th January


Meet at Monument tube

Guided by Ruth

Fossils, Volcanoes, seas, asteroids and time stretching back almost to the crack of big bang.

Discover the history of the building of London from the Norman Conquest to the present day. The materials used to build the Tower of London, the Monument, local churches and many modern office blocks reveal a social history in stone. Learn about the fashions in building stone and the geological stories behind them. Guided by University College London Geologist Ruth.


To go on the Eastcheap & the Tower – the History of London's Building Stones walk meet professional Geologist Ruth Siddall at 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 21. The meeting point is just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube.  N.B. the walk takes about two hours and will end at Tower Hill Tube.

About Your Guide…

Ruth is a geologist at University College London. She researches geological materials used in art, architecture and archaeology. She is interested in the natural history of cities and this includes the fossils and crystals that we walk past every day. Ruth has appeared on the BBC World Service programme Science Now and regularly writes and blogs on building stones.

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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