02/07/2019 . News
We marked the close of the London Festival of Architecture 2019 last Friday with a recap of this years Slow Comfortable Screw Against a Wall walking tour at our offices in London Bridge. Feedback from the previous four week’s tours has been overwhelmingly positive, although how much of this relates to the complimentary cocktails served on route we wouldn’t like to say. The event had been picked up by The Evening Standard as one of the must-sees of the Festival and as a result every week had sold-out
The tours had started in the shadow of the Tower of London where Dan Gibbons and Jeremy Rye explained the significance of the location as the arrival point of both viticulture with the Romans and then cider production with the Normans. The route of the walks then followed the old medieval London wall in recognition of this years festival theme; Boundaries.
At key points along the route the customised travelling bar, complete with illuminated pineapple, dispensed appropriate cocktails to participants. By the time the tour finished on Blackfriars bridge participants had been witnessed the rise, decline and rise again of gin culture in London and its impact on the architecture of the city’s drinking establishments, the importance of rum on maintaining the British navy and the inventor of London’s first vending machine.
As soon as we’ve finished the mountain of washing-up and polished the glassware we’ll be starting to plan next years events.