London artists on fiction and reality

14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today. These artists seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

Lucy Steggals

Take a walk along the Thames from Waterloo Bridge  to Tower Bridge

Lucy Steggals, an artist interested in the places and things that allow people to pause in the frenetic city of London, invites people to take part in a self-led walk along the Thames from Waterloo Bridge to Tower Bridge, paying attention to when and why the rhythm of the city changes.


In her research into events and situations that bring about pauses or shifts in the city’s rhythms, Steggals has been looking at the great frosts. These frosts, such as the one during the winter of 1814, caused great expanses of the river Thames to freeze over and brought about a temporary transformation of the normal activity on and around the river.


Those who take part in the walk will be invited to film the final section of their journey. These short films, taken on participants’ camera phones, will be recorded here on the MIRRORCITY website.


A pamphlet with instructions for the walk and details of its frosty inspiration will be available during the MIRRORCITY Events Weekend from the Hayward Gallery foyer. Please collect your pamphlet and follow the route, arriving at Tower Bridge by 3pm. 


Date & Time

Sunday 16 November
Participants are advised to depart the Hayward Gallery by 2pm, to arrive at Tower Bridge by 3pm



Collect pamphlet from the Hayward Gallery foyer and start route at Waterloo Bridge