Stephen Senior will lead this walking tour with an in-depth look at existing and proposed developments along the Thames embankments.
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
Saturday 11 April 2015 10am book here
"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"