One of my favourite parts of London is the area from London Bridge along the river up to the Tate Modern, it’s always a fantastic walk and besides Borough Market, The Golden Hind, the Globe Theatre, The Millennium Bridge and the River itself there’s always something different to see.
Now this Summer there’s another reason to visit. Thanks to a partnership between the Hilton London Bankside Hotel, the London Wildlife Trust and the local community, a local urban design trail has been created which, with the aid of a series of bespoke designed foxes positioned throughout the neighbourhood celebrates the diversity of the Bankside area.
Apparently it was inspired by a local fox that left its paw prints in the concrete when the Hilton Bankside Hotel was being built and Fox Marks The Spot has been designed for locals and visitors alike to get to know this vibrant part of the capital.
Highlights include a 3 metre high artwork by 3D Joe & Max, a beautiful bespoke gold Fox with silver tail created by jewellery designer Alex Monroe and a large fox installation marking the entrance of a wonderful new outdoor space ‘Flat Iron Square’s, Secret Garden – just above the Low Line and inspired by Manhattan’s High Line.
There are also an additional 49 hidden fox designs and artworks at Hilton London Bankside, as well as secret urban wildlife spotting areas of Bankside – handpicked by London Wildlife Trust – including Hopton’s Almshouses Gardens in the shadows of Tate Modern, Red Cross Gardens and the beautiful ruins of Winchester Palace.
The trail also takes in local gourmet stomping grounds The Table Café, Tibits Bankside and Gentlemen Baristas.
If you’re feeling lucky, there’s also a chance to win a weekend’s stay at Hilton London Bankside and 25% off food and beverage at OXBO restaurant.
Fox Marks the Spot is on all through the Summer until the 31st August
You can collect a map from the concierge at the Hilton Bankside Hotel or any of the other partners.
Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG