London’s townscape walking tour - Saturday 24 February 2024 10amRegular price $26.00
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.
Meet: Outside the National Theatre main entrance. The main entrance is on the riverside walkway, facing west (National Theatre address: Upper Ground SE1 9PX)