Outside 121 Mortimer Road, N1 4JY
Most journeys in cities like London take place because of need rather than choice. 'A walk to work' traces an epitome of such a compulsory journey - the daily commute and pinpoints the unexpected beauties in the backgrounds of the everyday.
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The meeting point is on the intersection of Mortimer & Stamford Roads (N1 4JS).
This walking tour leads through predominantly flat areas of London and the majority of its route is on quiet residential streets.
A Walk To Work traces a path of an imaginary commute between Hackney and Shoreditch. The tour points out the beautiful as well as the less extraordinary; new as well as old along the way. The tour invites the attendees to seek the unexpected and beautiful along their daily not-so-mundane journeys.
This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course.
Further information on the Golden Key Academy can be found here https://open-city.org.uk/golden-key-academy
public realm/landscape, community/cultural, library
4-storey multi-purpose, state of the art library and archives building.
Earle Architects, 2011
community/cultural, garden, public realm/landscape
A vital community garden offering a model for maximum good for communities and for the environment on a small urban plot. It is now a site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation. Shortlisted for the Open City Stewardship Awards 2021.
muf architecture/art, EXYZT, J & L Gibbons, 2010
club, civic, community/cultural, concert/performance space, entertainment
A rare example of a large purpose built metropolitan working men’s club with over 100 years of history. A once dignified building, revival Queen Anne style in the late-Victorian period, Grade II listed in 2019.
Alfred Allen, 1900
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