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Viewing The Line – London’s free public art walk

When The Line launched nine years ago it was London’s first dedicated public sculpture trail. Connecting three boroughs (Newham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich) and following the Greenwich Meridian, it runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2 on Greenwich Peninsula. The Line features an evolving programme of art installations – both loans and commissioned works – and plays host to projects and events.

The permanent artworks visitors can encounter along the Waterworks River include Anish Kapoor’s bold red ArcelorMittal Orbit, Carsten Höller’s The Slide, and Antony Gormley’s Quantum Cloud. The Wick’s personal highlights also include Serge Attukwei Clottey’s totemic, five-metre tall Tribe and Tribulation and Yinka llori’s Types of Happiness, a collection of patterned chairs representing different kinds of happiness.

The Line remains a jewel in London’s cultural crown, a perfect way to explore the city, nature and heritage, all at once, and for free. The whole walk takes about 4 hours, but there are plenty of spots to stop on the way. The app also gives great insights from the artists to accompany your visit.

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The Wick - Grayson Perry, Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, Arts Council Collection & British Council Collection, © Grayson Perry courtesy of the artist and the Victoria Miro gallery
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Viewing Grayson Perry’s monumental tapestries at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

The Wick - One Man and His Dog by Curtis Holder, coloured pencil and acrylic gouache on paper, 120 x 120 cm, 2022
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Viewing Tender pencil portraits of Black men by Curtis Holder capture intimate moments 

The Wick - Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, 2024 © YAYOI KUSAMA Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner Photo: George Darrell
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Viewing The tallest Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin in Kensington Gardens

The Wick - Courtesy of the Artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Photography by Deniz Guzel
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Viewing We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Joy Labinjo at Southwark Park Galleries

The Wick - Courtesy of Gillian Jason Gallery and the Artist
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Viewing Christabel Blackburn: Another Day of Sun at Gillian Jason Gallery

The Wick - Courtesy of The Design Museum
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Viewing Sixty-five years of Barbie’s life in plastic at the Design Museum