Arnold Circus (in the centre), Boundary Estate, E2 7JP
This walking tour explores the nature of community by journeying north of the city along the once Roman route of Ermine Street, exploring the impact of migration and the evolving forms of housing made necessary by London's growth.
Shoreditch High Street
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End: Scolt Head Pub, a ten minute walk from Dalston Junction Overground Station.
If long walks and stepping /rolling over curbs are feasible but stairs are not, visitors can contact me and I'll begin the tour at the base of the stairs at Arnold Circus instead of at the top.
The tour will begin with early social housing and council estates of the 20th century, while also endeavouring to share the history of migrant communities in these neighbourhoods, highlighting the Vietnamese in Kingsland road, and Hoxton's Turkish speaking communities. Stops will feature discussion of not only physical housing but the "home" we build through engagement and activism.
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
civic, art in the public realm, community/cultural, entertainment, mixed use, theatre, concert/performance space
Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London and now a great arts venue, the Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall boasts many spaces, from the Victorian grandeur of the Assembly Hall to the intimate warren of untouched basement rooms.
Caesar Augustus Long, 1866
The redevelopment of a former furniture warehouse in Hackney. Using CLT and glulam, the existing building has been extended to include a new building over the yard as well as a new office space on the top floor of the main building.
Ian Chalk Architects, 2021
Guided tour / Walking Tour
Over the last 13 years, the 150-year-old school has reused and built upon its existing campus to provide new, state-of-the-art facilities. See how new architecture can sit with heritage buildings to create something completely new.
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