South Thames: The Plantman and pubs!

BALI Regional Event

88 Wood Street
02 Aug 2024
Barbican, London, Greater London, EC2V 7QR
Opening times:
1:00pm - 6:00pm

The South Thames committee is excited to invite you to join them for an afternoon of learning and fun, as they explore interior landscaping, followed by a social tour, exploring historic London pubs!

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We start by visiting two offices near St Pauls, where Darren Stobbart - 'The Plantman' - has arranged visits to two offices to look at the interior landscaping, consisting of living walls, hanging plants, colourful plants and feature planting, as well as touring the beautiful roof garden.

The afternoon then turns social with the Liquid History Tours of London. Enjoy a unique and interesting amble through some of London’s historic and quirky pubs. This London pub tour is a gentle two mile amble through some of London’s ancient streets, enjoying fine views, quirky history and a drink or two along the way…

We end the afternoon with an early buffet dinner.

On the day:

1:00pm: Interior landscaping tour, led by Darren Stobbart, The Plantman

2:30pm: Meet at St Pauls underground (exit 2) Panyer Alley

3:00pm: Liquid History Tour, a unique tour including pubs, alehouses and taverns
Please note: cost does not include drinks, these will be payable on the day.

6:00pm: Finish, with a buffet at the Old Bank of England, Fleet Street


The Plantman & Co

With over 30 years of award-winning industry experience they offer innovative internal plant solutions for both the public and private realm. Based in London, their turn-key service includes design, installation and ongoing maintenance. Their passion for the environment, and responsible working practices allows them to offer innovative and sustainable solutions for commercial and private clients across the UK.

25 Cannon Street: Darren installed and maintains the internal planting within the office. There will also be the benefit of visiting the roof garden which was installed by Accredited Contractor Willerby Landscapes, which offers a great view of St Pauls Cathedral.

88 Wood Street: The building is recognised for its sustainability credentials and performance and has excellent recycling credentials. Its iconic design and functionality has won awards, in particular, the Green Apple Environment Award for its refurbishment, waste, energy management and utility consumption.

Liquid History Tours

Founded by local Londoners to celebrate the quirkier side of London life and history, the tour is perfect for the culturally curious, our small group walking tours delve into the road less-travelled. Escape the bustle and join us as we dive into the heart of London’s liquid history.

The guide on the day will be as eclectic and diverse as London itself and could be an award-winning designer, craft brewer, novelist, stand-up comedian or even a rickshaw driver! Following in the footsteps of Shakespeare & Dickens we stumble along the 'Street of Shame'. Pausing to quench our thirst in at least four historic pubs, you can sample the wide selection of beer, gin and other delights at your leisure.


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