InspiralLondon is an ambitious artist-led metropolitan trail, a collective on the ground mapping, creating a new walk trail winding in and out of London. This anti-clockwise spiral walk begins at Kings Cross, unwinding from its centre point six times, to finally end at Gravesend, only to begin again. This unique Metropolitan trail crosses the River Thames at ten locations, using bridges, foot tunnels, a cable car and ferries.
At over 300-miles of path way, the trail is divided into 36 segments all easily accessible by public transport, allowing the public – walkers, urban explorers, excursionists – to experience the city and its environs as one vast art space in which to re-imagine the built and natural environment. From 2018-2019 InspiralLondon will publish a number of pamphlets, booklets, maps and books that offer unique set of responses to the experience of being in and exploring the Metropole. The Inspiral Trail is coordinated by InspiralLondon CIC, and is an original idea conceived by counterproductions in 2013.
“The festival was brilliant – collaborative, informative and thought-provoking and I would definitely recommend inspiral to others.” (Festival Participant, NightWalking North Kent April 2018)
From February 2019 InspiralLondon will be running a programme of walks and events – for information see here