public realm/landscape, walk/tour
Many, including Scott, Hodgkinson, Soane, Hardwick, Lutyens, Inigo Jones (attributed), Gibbs, Wren and Chambers
Euston Road, NW1 2AR - near junction with Midland Road, NW1 2AR
A walk to highlight public realm improvements in Camden and the new traffic-free piazza in the Strand. The walk follows a https://footways.london/ route along attractive,low pollution streets, and end with a visit to St Mary le Strand
King's Cross St. Pancras
King's Cross, Euston
73, 30, 205
There are pleasant walks along quiet backstreets from many neighbouring areas. See https://footways.london/ A cycle route runs along Midland Road and Judd St
Toilets are available on the walk and we pass shops selling food and drink, as well as bookshops
The walk will explore the development of the area from the 17th to the 21st century, walking along streets with buildings of all these periods.
Huge public realm improvements have been and are being made in Camden and Westminster. The walk takes you along streets free of through motor traffic. At Brunswick Square, a roundabout hss been turned into a pedestrian space. At the Strand, you can see the superb new public space. Visit St Mary s church, now the Jewel in the Strand.
The walk takes you past masterpieces by Scott, Hodgkinson, Soane, Lutyens, Inigo Jones (attributed), Gibbs and Chambers. At the end we will visit Gibbs' superb St Mary le Strand,
A bicycle tour of public libraries and bookshops from Bloomsbury to the East End celebrating the institutions which keep books circulating and the buildings which bring readers and writers together. Over the course of the tour, we’ll see how architects working across a range of building styles express the ideals of their bookish institutions.
residence, hotel, transport, walk/tour
Former Midland Grand Hotel, now St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and Chambers apartments. Includes hotel lobby and clock tower.
Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1868
Grade ll listed Oxford Movement Anglican church built 1887-88. Historic England describe the exterior as ‘quirky and aggressive’ but the interior is ‘very spare and elegant, the proportions subtly adjusted’. Elevated choir and sanctuary.
Joseph Peacock, 1887
Drop in / Guided tour
event, walk/tour, gallery, art studio, museum, community/cultural
A great little museum set in the Grade 2 listed Ossulston Estate - a prime example of pre-war Social housing - based on Karl Marz Hof in Vienna. Open Wednesdays to Saturdays throughout Festival Sunday 11th Event
G Topham Forest, 1927
Come inside Hayhurst & Co’s intricate, light-filled building, bursting with architectural ideas and extraordinary spatial events to hear how it’s rooted in a coherent educational ethos – and empathy with young children.
Hayhurst & Co, 2021
Drop in / Guided tour
institution/profession, gallery, health
Grade II* listed building. Restored in 2012 to showcase magnificent Edwardian faience tile work, mosaic floor and other historic features in transformed modern surroundings that now provide the headquarters of the RCGP.
Arthur Beresford Pite, 1908
public realm/landscape, walk/tour, mixed use
King's Cross is a 67 acre development in Central London being transformed into a new city quarter with 20 regenerated heritage buildings, new homes, offices, public spaces, shops, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools and a university.
Townshend Landscape Architects, 2012
The King’s Cross Masterplan established a framework for the incremental redevelopment of this industrial heritage site through a mix of uses and a network of public spaces structuring new urban blocks and knitting the site into its context.
Allies and Morrison, Porphyrios Associates, 2007
education, community/cultural, library, online
London’s tallest secular building when it opened as the HQ of the University of London and home to the Ministry of Information during WWII, this Grade II* listed landmark features Classicism and Art Deco elements.
Charles Holden, 1933
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