157 Route | Individual Bus Stop Tracks
The idea behind this tour was to broaden the concept of a bus journey. Transport becoming not just a means of arrival, but the object of tourist interest in itself – the journey being just as important as the destination. The concept expands the scope of tourist interest away from central London and explores the history and cultures of lesser-known areas.Take this tour to find out how molten iron once ran down Anerley Hill, discover where the lost canals of South Norwood once flowed, and where there was once a 'Frog Island'. Find out about the hidden goat statues at the Goat House Bridge, admire the previously barren space transformed by locals into the colourful and newly-christened 'Sensible Gardens'. Discover the meaning behind South Norwood Clock Tower's colour, and how the area across from Selhurst Station came to be known as 'The Nest'.
157 Tour InstructionsTo begin your tour, board the bus at stop 'C' Anerley Road/Anerley Station, located to the right as you exit Anerley Station. Before boarding the bus, tap start to activate the audio tour. The clips will automatically play at each point of interest on the map. Board the bus and go to the upper deck and, if possible, sit on the left-hand side. The tour ends at bus stop 'B' Selhurst Station.Please note: this tour does not claim to give a comprehensive account of South Norwood, but offers snippets of stories from local people talking about a selection of the area's highlights.The recordings on this audioguide were captured by myself between March and April 2015.Lastly, please also note that there are references to locations and descriptions of landmarks at the time of making that may change in future.
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