Pocket London: Hackney Printed Tour GuideRegular price £7.50
This is an architectural tour of Hackney – suitable for walking or cycling – which showcases ambitious municipal projects which sought to transform the quality of life for people living in one of London’s most deprived boroughs.
It is a paper self-guided tour – led by architecture-trained town planner Lachlan Anderson-Frank – featuring engaging text and images which can be enjoyed equally in the field or in the comfort of your home.
The Hackney Printed Tour Guide is part of a new series of Pocket London tours exploring our city’s most compelling architecture. Published once a month, Pocket London is available as a subscription or via our shop.
Highlights of the Hackney Printed Tour Guide include the cloistered Nisbet House – opened by King George VI in 1938 – the Le Corbusier-inspired 1959 Gascoyne Estate, the Art Deco Hackney Town Hall, the striking Ada Street Workshops, and Ernő Goldfinger’s iconic Haggerston School for Girls.
Representing a series of prominent landmarks amid the rapidly changing townscape of east London, these unique locations will be brought to life to reveal the fascinating details behind their construction during a moment of unparalleled optimism and idealism for the future.
Owners of the printed tour will discover the extraordinary stories of diverse and previously overlooked architects who brought a fresh wave of talent and ambition to the design of public buildings.
Guide by Lachlan Anderson-Frank, 2021
Meet the author
Lachlan Anderson-Frank is a architecture-trained town planner (RTPI Associate) working on strategic housing and planning analysis in local government. Anderson-Frank has contributed as an author for Domus, Icon, Open City, the MIT Journal of Urban Planning, and Archdaily. He has also appeared as a public speaker for Urban Design London, the Royal Town Planning Institute, 20th Century Society, Urban Design Group, and has featured on design panels for Hackney Council and the Architectural Association.