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Architectural Day Tour
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Architectural Day Tour
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Architectural Day Tour

Architecture tours and visits which explore the best of London's diverse and unexpected Architecture. These are led by Architects, Architectural historians or Architectural writers and the groups are kept small. A small coach is used to move from one location to another, but most of the time you are on the Street, with the building-the only way to experience Architecture.

Learn from people in the know about London's buildings New and Old. Choose from a selection of Tours. Starting time on Saturday is at 10.15am All tours start at Piccadilly and full details will be sent with voucher.

Tour A - The Square Mile

From the historic sober high walls of Sir John Soave's Bank of England, tothe brand new glass cladding of the 30 St Mary Axe skyscraper (the 'gherkin'), the architecture of the City has always been an expression of wealth andquality, mixing the historical and the new in a rich density of architecture that somehow mangos to co-exist with a basically medieval pattern of streets, places and hidden alleys. No other part of London can be so rewarding to visit. Which ever way one goes there is something of interest and architecture of merit.

Tour B - Bankside Regeneration

Beginning with the visionary residential projects of the old Wharfs, thistour looks at the bold architectural statements that have made London’sSouth bank a world-renowned cultural quarter. From City Hall and a string ofMillennium projects including the Millennium bridge, to the modernism of theRoyal Festival Hall and its current redevelopment, find out how Bank side isa testament to innovative architecture and successful urban regeneration.

Tour C - Westminster - Power and Culture

Showcasing some of London’s most celebrated architects from the establishment buildings of St James' and Whitehall to the 80s high-tech of Roger’s Channel 4 HQ, this tour moves on to discover the new government gems of the Home Office and Portcullis House, and the revitalised Somerset House. It culminates in the inspirational Great Court where London's architectural legacy meets the needs of a new Millennium.

Tour D - Docklands

The demise of London Docks produced the biggest urban regeneration challengein Europe. Starting at St Katherine's Docks, the fashionable residentialquarter and Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, this tour then moves on to themost successful projects of the business district of Canary Wharf with itselegant Jubilee underground station and footbridges.

This comes in a Gift Box