Art Explorations on line – London’s Paddington

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Date(s) - 10/02/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


London Art Explorations are a series of walks investigating artworks displayed in outdoor settings in London, devised by Gail Astbury, public art enthusiast as well as practitioners in her own right.

We’ve adapted to the times and are thrilled to be offering a guided public art tour for all to enjoy from home. The tour will be held on Zoom using Google Streetview, and will be recorded too. It will take approximately 60-70 minutes, and there will be a chance to ask questions during the tour.

John Glancy designs

London’s Paddington, home to the Great Western Railway, St Mary’s Hospital and the Grand Union Canal has always been a terminus for travel.  Sliced through by the Westway, an elevated quasi-motorway, it has never been the easiest place to get around on foot.   Paddington is best know for the Peruvian bear lost at the station, and inevitably, there is fair smattering of Paddington bear ‘art works’ wherever you tread. British Land have been redeveloping the Paddington Basin, creating new spaces, waterfront apartments and hyping the cultural core they plan to nurture here.   They have commissioned artwork from a number of artists, including John Glancy, Sean Henry and Liz West.

Gail Astbury draws on experience of working in and around the Paddington Basin and has an up to the minute knowledge of the area.

  • Held on Zoom using Google Streetview and may be recorded too. It will take approximately 60-70 minutes, and there will be a chance to ask questions during the tour. Unfamiliar with Zoom? Find out more here
  • Try before you buy? watch Gail Astbury at the Award-winning Urban Tree Festival
  • Bookings will close within 30 minutes of the start of the event
  • Range of ticket pricesscroll down to book – including free tickets to NHS & Key workers
  • Don’t want to pay via PayPal? – don’t worry, you can pay by credit card – check here to see the steps you will encounter when you book.
  • Joining instructions are sent via e mail within 3 hours of the start – the email will include a link to the virtual tour (please check your junk mail folder, just in case…).

Once on the tour, you will be sent a pdf that will include a hand drawn map by Gail and list of artworks, so when restrictions are eased you can retrace the tour.

Can’t join on these dates / Missed your chance to join – send us a note via our Get in Touch form as if we have sufficient sign ups we may run these tours again.

What participants said about the walk when first walked in September 2019


Bookings are closed for this event.