Walking Tour - London Riverside

riversideStephen Senior will lead this walking tour with an in-depth look at existing and proposed developments along the banks of the Thames.

Between Millennium Bridge and Westminster Bridge the tour will take in the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall (Allies and Morrison refurbishment), Brutalist architecture of the Hayward Gallery as well as the Oxo Tower and Lasdun's National Theatre.

The iconic extension of the Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron is underway as are plans for sites of proposed new tall buildings including Doon Street tower, the Shell Centre and David Chipperfield's plans for Elizabeth House creating a new public space at Waterloo.

The tour finishes back on the north side of the river at Michael Hopkins's imposing Portcullis House.

Meet: City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8BX.
Duration 2-2.5 hours approx
‎Cost: £24.50

Saturday 8 August 10am book here
Saturday 5 September 10am book here

Any problems with booking please email tours@open-city.org.uk or call 020 3006 7008 (9.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday)

Find out more about the the tour guide Stephen Senior here

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Feedback from walking tours attendees

"I saw parts of London I had not seen before. The tour emphasized even more to me that London is a great city for architecture old and new. James, our guide was flawless!"

"I had been a keen visitor of the City over 20 years ago, but had not kept up with the new developments since. It was great to see how much life there is now"

"It opened my eyes to what surrounds us all the time but take for granted! I look up a lot more, as a result"



Calendar

July
25 - Architecture on the Thames Central; King's Cross Renaissance
29 - From Cathedral to Commerce

August
1 - London Landscape Islington Drovers’ Route
8 - Riverside
15 - Wren to Rogers Photography Tour
22 - From Cathedral to Commerce
29 - King's Cross
Renaissance

September
5 - Riverside
12 - Wren to Rogers Photography Tour; From Cathedral to Commerce
19 - No tours Open House weekend
23 - Architecture on the Thames Central
26 - tbc

Further 2015 walking, photo, cycle and building tours added to the programme shortly

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