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Tower Bridge Exhibition

New Exhibition - 'This is London’:  Tower Bridge Brings Classic Children’s Book to Life

Published: 26 March 2013

We are delighted to present ‘This is London’, a fabulous, family-friendly exhibition featuring the internationally acclaimed illustrations and playful prose from Miroslav Sasek’s classic children’s book. First published in 1959, Sasek’s charming, child’s-eye view of London’s sights, buildings and people form an affectionate portrait of the city which has enchanted generations of children and adults.

Held in the West Walkway from 29 March 2013, this special exhibition sees us partner with the Sasek Estate and Rizzoli International Publications to bring the world-famous book to life across 29 large-scale (117cm x 82cm) displays. The printed reproductions of Sasek’s jaunty artwork are complemented by information about London today, allowing these charming and evocative images to be your guide and see how much (or how little) London has changed since the 1950s.

All set against the backdrop of the incredible views of the city from Tower Bridge’s high-level Walkways, a number of famous landmarks featured in the book can also be seen from the exhibition space, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Monument, and, of course, Tower Bridge itself.

If after admiring M.Sasek’s illustrations you develop a penchant for taking crayon to canvas, adults and children alike can create their own masterpieces using the colouring sheets provided inside the exhibition. In fact, send us pictures of your artwork and we will happily post it on Facebook!

‘This is London’ is internationally accessible with all additional panel information available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

It will accompany the hugely popular “Great Bridges of the World Exhibition” currently on display in the East Walkway and featuring over 20 Bridges, each of which represents a breathtaking feat of engineering. Entry to both exhibitions is included in the admission price.