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Guided Walks for the London Architecture Biennale

June 2006

Below and Above was an exciting one-off series of 3 tours of Bankside, Southwark, the City of London and the Smithfield/Clerkenwell areas. The walks were lead jointly by leading archaeologist and architects.

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Part 1 Bankside, Historic Southwark

Museum of London archaeologist, Julian Bowsher and Bankside Architect, Ken Greig of Greig - Stephenson, led a walk around the streets of Bankside, Southwark.

Julian provided a fascinating insight into Bankside providing information about the embankment of the area, the excavations of the Theatres, and Baiting Pits. Ken gave an insight into the more recent development of the area and on his work as architect of Borough Market. 6.30pm Monday 19th June 2006

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Part 2 City of London

Gustav Milne of University College, London and author of several books on the archaeology of London, led a walk around the City of London in conjunction with architect Terry Brown of architects GMW Architects.

Gustav used his great knowledge of the ports of London, the Great Fire of London and the layout of the streets of London to great effect. Terry has been involved with the design of a large number of City Buildings and he was able to show us how the City develops. 6.30pm - Tuesday 20th June.

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Part 3 Smithfield & Clerkenwell

Museum of London Archaeologist, Gordon Malcolm leads a walk around Smithfield and Clerkenwell in collaboration with architect Andrew Waugh, director of Waugh Thistleton Architects.

Gordon seemed to have been involved in an excavation under every other building in the area! Andrew, who has worked on a number of projects in the City fringes, balanced the detailed look at the past with ideas about development in these 'new' old parts of the City. 6.30pm Wednesday 21st June.

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