Seventeen metres tall and constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts… no, it's NOT David Tucker's new hat for leading his Kensington tour (!), it's The Hive at Kew Gardens.
According to the Kew Gardens website, The Hive is… "an immersive sound and visual experience. The lights you see and the sounds you hear inside the Hive are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive at Kew.
The intensity of the sounds and light change constantly, echoing that of the real beehive. The multi award-winning Hive was inspired by scientific research into the health of honeybees. It is a visual symbol of the pollinators’ role in feeding the planet and the challenges facing bees today."
Our very own Richard III took a trip out west to visit The Hive…
…in the company of loyal London Walker Victoria Wynn. Here are a few snaps of their day out…
The viww from the top…
Admission is included as part of your ticket to Kew Gardens. Visit www.kew.org for more details.
Richard III, scion of a Lord Mayor of London, is a writer, actor, director and stand-up comic. And the only London Walks guide to have addressed the United Nations!
Here he is leading the Mayfair walk…
Here are Richard's London Walks movements for the rest of March 2017…
Wednesday 15th 2pm Hampstead tube Hampstead village
Friday 17th 7pm South Kensington tube Knightsbridge pubs
Saturday 18th 10.45 Holland Park tube Notting Hill and Portobello
Saturday 18th 7pm Hampstead tube Hampstead pubs
Wednesday 22nd 2pm Hampstead tube Hampstead village
Thursday 23rd 11am Green Park tube Mayfair
Friday 24th 2.15 Temple tube Dickens's London
Friday 24th 7pm South Kensington tube Knightsbridge pubs
Saturday 25th 2pm Tower Hill tube The Old City
Sunday 26th 7pm Leicester Square tube Soho pubs
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.