The London Loop

I spent several years walking and photographing the London Loop with a group of friends. “LOOP” stands for “London Outer Orbital Path” a series of 15 walks snaking just inside the M25, all within reach of a tube station or bus. Exploring London’s periphery, the urban edges that weave through urban, suburban and rural spaces as you travel along canal towpaths with industrial buildings belching smoke, beside the Thames estuary with concrete barges and swathes of discarded rubbish and waste disposal units, through fields of popping peas and cracking corn, streets and villages, woodlands and ruins of grand houses where the abolition of slavery became law, and all along the way abandoned furniture and personal artefacts reveal the rich complexity of the landscape, like a tangled map carrying you through a strange land that somehow feels unconnected and disjointed yet interwoven.