London’s townscape walking tour - Saturday 24 February 2024 10am

London’s townscape walking tour - Saturday 24 February 2024 10am

Regular price $26.00
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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring how compelling townscapes, views and spatial aesthetics have shaped development in London over the centuries

This fun walking tour focuses on a series of extraordinary views and townscapes which can be found around the South Bank and St Paul’s Cathedral, explaining what makes these memorable moments of London so unique and how they have been preserved through the ages for future enjoyment.

This engaging and accessible walking tour — led by Golden Key Academy graduate Sarah Jackson — introduces the art of townscape and view management to the widest possible audiences, drawing on historical drawings, paintings and photographs of the city to explain the big design ideas behind both historic and contemporary developments.

Providing a fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city, this tour explores the architecture and history of Waterloo Bridge, Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill, Paternoster Square and Peter’s Hill offering stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Following Gordon Cullen’s ideas of townscape and concentrating on post war commercial development in the City of London, this walk looks at the aesthetic and legislative background to a range of buildings, streets and spaces between the South Bank and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Key information:

Meet: Outside the National Theatre main entrance. The main entrance is on the riverside walkway, facing west (National Theatre address: Upper Ground SE1 9PX)

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may effect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.