Low Line Launches in London’s Bankside
Low Line launches in London’s Bankside
A world-class pedestrianised route evoking New York’s High Line, the Low Line in Bankside hopes to be seen as a world-class walking route linking London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The project, which will continue to open in stages over the coming months and years is intended to help reinforce Bankside’s position as a key cultural destination in London.
Some Low Line highlights for Autumn 2016 include:
- Union Yard Arches – ten double height railway arches home to two theatres (the Union Theatre and the Spanish and Latin American Cervantes Theatre) , restaurants (Italian steakhouse Macellaio and Middle-Eastern inspired Bala Baya), The Africa Centre, an aerial fitness school Flying Fantastic, as well as a landmark public artwork from Rachel Wilberforce.
- Flat Iron Square – a new food and music hub between Southwark Bridge Road and O’Meara Street, hosting a variety of restaurants and bars (including Tatami Ramen, Laffa, Ekachai and Cantina Carnitas), a weekly Sunday market called Flea selling vintage, vinyl, books, craft, cameras, bikes, art, food and more, as well as new live music venue OMEARA – owned by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett.
- Low Line Waymarking – a creative waymarking strategy from graphic design firm Polimekanos, which should help raise the visibility of the Low Line.
Peter Williams, CEO of Better Bankside:
The project is not just about shaping a path, it is about creating places of interest along the way too, providing residents, local workers and visitors to Bankside with a different way to experience the neighbourhood and the surrounding area.
This is just the start of delivering a range of inspiring, well-designed new public spaces where people choose to spend time and money, delivering a new focus for the neighbourhood. These standalone projects will support the wider aims of the Low Line – to create a continuous, linear route along the extent of the railway viaduct.
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