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London in Slow Motion: guided walk

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Cleopatra's Needle

Victoria Embankment

London

WC2N

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Re-discover London as a slow place on this leisurely guided walk through the hectic West End.

In a city addicted to speed, we'll reclaim the right to dawdle and the pleasures of observing. From seasonal change to gradual erosion, we'll enjoy the ways the capital quietly resists the frenzied rhythms of metropolitan life. We'll notice architectural details and monuments that pay tribute to the slow. And we'll celebrate those rebels who rail against the rush with their wilful sloth.

Hear tour-guide Rosie introduce the walk in this 3 minute podcast.

What to expect
London In Slow Motion guided walk challenges the idea that London is one of the fastest cities on earth, by re-introducing tour-goers to it as a slow place.. Tour goers will:

  • explore the area round the Strand, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, with its busy streets and hidden alleys
  • take time to experience stillness and to notice the different tempos and rhythms of the city
  • find out about changes in the capital taking place imperceptibly slowly
  • be shown architectural features and monuments that pay tribute to slow
  • hear about different ways that Londoners – from artists to reformers – have used slowness as a strategy

Walk starts: by Cleopatra's Needle, Victoria Embankment, a few minutes walk from Embankment tube and Temple tube. It ends near Covent Garden.

Suitable for: Adults and young people aged 16 and over. The walk involves going up and down steps and up a steep hill.

Maximum group size: 16.

Gift vouchers are available for this and other Dotmaker walks. The walks are also available to private groups.

Image © Transport for London and Reproduced by Kind Permission of Transport for London and the London Transport Museum

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Cleopatra's Needle

Victoria Embankment

London

WC2N

United Kingdom

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