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Walking the science of the city

30 June 2010

Join the Royal Society anniversary walking tour of London and find all about the science behind the city. Sightseers will discover the engineering behind Tower Bridge, the geology of London’s streets, the biodiversity of the River Thames and much more.

London is built on an assembly of interlocking cogs - business, sociality, history, culture and modernity - but what keeps the clock ticking?  These guided walking tours will help explain how science has contributed to the city you see today.

The walk is approximately 4km/2.5 miles long (about 2 hours) and it starts at the historic Tower of London. Anyone can join in and the walks take place every day from Wednesday 30 June to Sunday 4 July - book tickets here.

The tour finishes at Southbank Centre, where everyone is welcome to visit the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.