Richmond to Roehampton Architecture Cycle Tour - Saturday 20 April 2024 11am

Richmond to Roehampton Architecture Cycle Tour - Saturday 20 April 2024 11am

Regular price $38.00
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Join Open City for a special day-long cycling tour, exploring the rich legacy of radical housing surrounding from Richmond to Roehampton

Led by architectural designers Aidan Hall and Roz Peebles, this day-long event takes participants from Richmond to North Sheen and Ham before ending at Roehampton. The day features picturesque routes through the park and includes a communal lunch break inside the original Span development.

This sociable tour visits several sites of innovative architecture with remarkable public landscaping, ranging from the 18th century to the modernist era and explores a diverse range of housing typologies, including almshouses, the first experiment in council housing in the capital and iconic pre and post-war Modern housing. 

Highlights include Hickey’s Almshouses in Richmond, the Grade II-listed Queen’s Road Estate, Parkleys the first Span Estate by Eric Lyons/Span Developments (1954-59), Langham House Close and the Alton Estate, exploring the work of Manning Clamp & Partners, Darbourne and Darke, Stirling and Gowan, Eric Lyons and the progressive architects department of the LCC amongst others.

This longer day long tour is supported by first hand accounts from local residents alongside archival materials to draw out inspirational stories of the past and present. While some locations and communities on the tour have been the focus of recent regeneration proposals, the quality of even the most endangered of these places is becoming increasingly widely recognised and celebrated today; with many of the projects now listed for protection.

Key information 

 Meet: 11am outside Richmond Station The Quadrant, Richmond, Greater London TW9 2NA

Duration: 6 hours approx including 1 hour lunch 1 - 2pm

Tour end: Putney Rail Station, Putney High Street, SW15 1RT

Distance: 11 miles approx

This tour has an Open City cycle tour difficulty rating of medium. Participants must be competent riders; bring their own bicycle.

Tickets are non refundable. Our tours go ahead rain or shine… Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Aidan Hall is a co-founder of social enterprise Okra where he leads projects in the fields of architecture, design, research and education. He has taught architecture at schools and universities across the UK and Europe and has led walking tours for the Architecture Foundation since 2017.

He joined the Open House tours team in summer 2020.

Roz Peebles is an Architect and Urban Designer, currently a Senior Design Manager at the LLDC, where she leads on design guidance for a range of projects. She has a unique blend of public and private sector expertise as an architect, planning advisor and client. Throughout her career she has has prioritised the social responsibility of architecture. As a member of Okra CIC she collaborates in urban research and educational outreach. She has curated walks of the built environment for the AF and Open City where she mentors for the Golden Key Academy and has co authored several ‘pocket guide’ publications. Roz joined the Open City tours team in summer 2020.

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.

 

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.

This is an in-person tour and the guide is with you for the duration. Zoom is used in order to help with social distancing and allow better spacing between participants and allow image sharing. 

Attendees must download Zoom to their smartphone before the tour. Bring your fully charged smartphone (with an internet connection) and headphones. Zoom joining info will be sent out to bookers 48-24 hours before the tour.

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