New London walking tours – Explore how the capital’s buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of six Central London quarters, which will explore each district’s distinct character and history. Discover major new architectural landmarks alongside lighter touch interventions, and how these projects are being embedded into and are adding new dimensions to the fabric of the city’s historic urban context.
Walks take place on the second Saturday of each month, and begin at 13:45 and last approximately two hours. All are on foot and are led by professional Blue Badge Guides.
The first tour, taking place on Saturday 11th October, will be exploring Kings Cross. Departing from outside the main entrance to the British Library that ushered in the profound changes to the area, NLA will explore how Stanton William’s imaginative re-use of restored structures like Cubitt’s old Granary has become a new home for the University of the Arts, how Waitrose is turning a dilapated goods shed into a cookery school and where by 2015 a redundant railway depot will house the Francis Crick Institute. The walk ends by examining the John McAslan & Partners and Stanton Williams’ reconfiguration of King’s Cross Station revealing London’s largest public realm since the building of Trafalgar Square.
Pre booking is essential, the cost per person is £12.00 and includes VAT. For bookings, please contact New London Architecture directly.