Over the summer I am leading a number of new guided tours with London Open City the architecture education charity.
Here are the details:
London’s historic core has gone through significant renewal over the past ten years, designed to meet the needs of the banking sector. In addition the City of London Corporation has been focusing on the needs of local residents as well as tourists by creating new landscapes, gardens and public spaces.
This one-off special walking tour looks at the investment in landscape and public realm to create a greener and more pedestrian-friendly environment in the heart of London, from the new gardens of St Paul’s Cathedral to the public spaces beneath the Leadenhall Building.
Meeting point: City Information Centre, St Paul’s Churchyard EC4M 8BX.
Wednesday 1 July 6.30pm Booking details on the Open City website.
London Landscape – Southbank
The regeneration of the Southbank from Potters Fields and City Hall to Jubilee Gardens had demonstrated the work of a wide range of landscape architects as well as the patronage of many different land owners.
With the recent completion of More London’s public realm; the creation of new public spaces outside of the National Theatre and the development of Jubilee Gardens in the shadow of the London Eye, this one-off special walking tour with the Landscape Institute looks at the way in which one of the fastest-changing parts of London has used landscape-led regeneration to establish a set of new identities.
Meeting point: Outside City Hall
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA
Wednesday 15 July 6.30pm. Booking details on the Open City website.