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Discover the Low Line in Bankside

Discover a hidden tranquil route following the mighty Victorian viaducts through Bankside, linking Waterloo with London Bridge, Blackfriars with Elephant and Castle and beyond.
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
  • Low Line
    Low Line markers help people navigate the emerging route
  • Low Line
    Low Line plaques dotted along emerging Low Line route
  • Union Yard Arches
    Union Yard Arches
  • Flat Iron Square
    Flat Iron Square
  • Low Line walking guide
    Low Line walking guide
  • Low Line plaque fabrication
    Low Line plaque fabrication
  • Low Line marker fabrication
    Low Line marker fabrication

The Low Line, evoking Manhattan’s High Line, focuses on the rail arches that have been part of Bankside's heritage for over 150 years. This ambitious project will transform the public realm by opening up a walkway that runs along the base of viaducts.

With new cultural hotspots along the route, Flat Iron Square and Old Union Yard joining established places like Borough Market and Isabella Street, Better Bankside commissioned design firm Polimekanos to develop a waymarking strategy to encourage greater exploration across the existing and emerging sections of the Low Line. Polimekanos has previously been involved in local projects including Ewer Street shelter and Ewer Street Burial Ground in Bankside, so is familiar with the historic significance and intricacies of the area.   

A brand new walking map has been produced to complement the waymarkers to help you navigate the route which can be picked up from local bars, restaurants and other places of interest, or download the guide on the left menu on this page.

 

 

Created Aug 24 2017