Around the fringe of every city lies an Edgeland. Neither town or country these fertile hinterlands are made up of two different natures. Skirting the ancient borders of the City of London, this walk explores the liminal buildings, streets and spaces that have grown up in the shadow of the financial heart. Following a route defined first by the Romans two millennia ago, it looks at the ‘City Fringe’ between Finsbury Square, Smithfield and Holborn Bars to reveal modernist utopias, medieval sanctuaries, partial monasteries and markets!
NB: This walk continues a route from Tower Hill and Spitalfields hosted in Winter 2023. See host website for more info.
DEPARTS Finsbury Square, London London EC2A 1PX
A walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe