What does the London Ear hear? What is it listening for? Join us on a two mile sonic stroll through the City of London on a Sunday morning. From church bells to road crossings, we’ll turn an inquisitive ear to the noises that control, affect and define us. We’ll tune into sounds of the past, like the birdsong that triggered a bucolic hallucination and the metallic rasp that inspired a street name. And we’ll investigate how London’s soundscape is changing today as we echolocate through back alleys and round skyscrapers.
Listen your way through the City with extraordinary tales and playful experiments. Find out about the capital’s defining Cs and B flats, why you can hear Bow Bells in Cambodia and what future cars could sound like.
Scheduled 2017 dates : Sunday 19 March, 14 May, 8 October & 12 November. Private Tours available upon request on other Sundays.
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- This tour is provided by Dotmaker Tours. Cancellation deadline is 72 hours prior to the tour date
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- St Paul's Station
- Liverpool Street Station
Meet: 11am outside St Paul’s tube station (exit 2), by Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley.
End: Around 1.15pm, near Liverpool Street station.
Suitable for: adults.
The London Ear guided walk explores the City of London past, present and future, through sounds and listening. Tour goers will explore the area between St Paul’s Cathedral and Liverpool Street Station, with its ancient streets, hidden back alleys and futuristic skyscrapers, take time to really listen to the sounds of the City, find out about past sounds that have characterized the area, and what they mean and hear about how London’s soundscape is designed and managed, and ways that it is changing.