Last week I led a walk exploring the drovers’ route from the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington to Smithfield Market. This took in the New River, the history of Sadler’s Wells, Spa Green and especially the impact of the movement of meat and water on the design and development of the route along St John’s Street toContinue reading “How meat and water designed part of London: the drovers’ route from Islington to Smithfield, a new walk from London Open City”
Just a week before English Heritage, RIBA and the Twentieth Century Society publish a new book by Elain Harwood on the architects of Golden Lane Estate, the scaffolding has been removed from the leisure centre at the heart of the estate. With another three months to go before the restoration is complete, the work toContinue reading “Golden Lane Leisure Centre wraps come off a week before new book published on its architects”
The Heron Tower is now complete with a wall of photovoltaic cells along the south-facing facade. During building, it appeared to be incredibly ugly but now that it is complete – and particularly from this view – it is surprisingly wonderful.