Engineering Change

The Tour

London is an international city in a continual state of growth and development. Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering ventures have helped this development by engineering change in the City, and London as a whole.

Tower Bridge under Construction - Engineering Change

Tower Bridge under Construction

A Cooke and Wheatstone Telegraph - Engineering Change

A Cooke and Wheatstone Telegraph

Some of these ventures are familiar to us. They gave us the tunnels beneath our streets and the bridges spanning our river.

Others are less familiar. Down a small alleyway was once to be found the hub of British telecommunications.

Though largely gone, there are still some remains of a plan to keep Londoners permanently off of the streets.

While engineering is not the most obvious aspect of the City’s story, it is central. Engineering has made today’s City, and continues to do so.

Come and explore some of the moments when engineering came to the aid of the City of London, to help it grow and to shape its future.

 

Details – Engineering change

Please go to What’s On? to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

MEET: Outside the exit (NOT the entrance) of Tower Hill Underground Station.
Duration: Two hours (approximately).

If you have any questions about this walk, contact me

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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