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Published February 17th 2017
Walking London to seek the art
Walking around London, or any city is always one of the best ways to catch the architecture and all of the hidden gems a place has to offer. Though one could argue that's it's great to sit on the top of a double-decker bus in London, lots of narrow streets and details can be missed out. Walking is definitely a great option.
The area surrounding Liverpool Street is vast. Often, it can feel chaotic, but it has a variety of older buildings mixed in with contemporary structures, street-art and sculptures. There are small coffee shops hidden away in places like Leadenhall Market, where you can grab a takeaway from The Coffee Works Project before your head out on your walk.
There are many buildings to pass, and many of which one may pass without taking note. But taking a stroll aside of the crowd and looking up at the buildings can be very rewarding. With 201 Bishopsgate, 100 Liverpool Street, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate and not forgetting the station itself, there are many landmark buildings.
Heading behind Liverpool Street Station itself, Broadgate is a place full of much more than large companies and glass buildings. The area is now home to a range of restaurants including pizza chain Franco Manca, bars like Corney & Barrow as well as a vast amount of street art and installations. Jacques Lipchitz's ( 1891 - 1973) Bellerophon Taming Pegasus (1966) sculpture stands tall in Finsbury Avenue Square, whilst in the surrounding area, you can also find the Finsbury Avenue Lit Floor, Chromorama, and Rush Hour by artist George Segal. On a nice day, sitting in Broadgate Circle is a great way to take a break.