London - Virtual walking tour of the Evolving City of London
Thursday 11 February 2021, 7.30pm to 8.30pm GMT
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of London, for a virtual walking tour of the Evolving City of London.
The City of London is changing as never before. The 1950s and 60s buildings are being torn down and 21st century buildings rise in their place. New skyscrapers with every stranger nicknames join the skyline and new buildings in ever stranger shapes fill the irregular plots of building land. More varied building materials are used, from beautiful bronze to pearlised glass to coloured mirrored glass. Ancient Roman and medieval passageways are being opened up across previously closed sites and even ancient waterways are remembered.
This tour starts with post-World War 2 rebuilding and visions for a new London, before exploring buildings designed by the great names of 20th and 21st century architecture such as Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Terry Farrell, and James Stirling, and ends with a vision of the future exploring the eastern cluster (around the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin) where new buildings are in the process of being built and planned. For those who think they know London, or think they know the City, this tour is for you.
About Your Guide
Caroline Piper is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available, and a Cambridge University history graduate. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films, and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website where you can see videos of her in action and also find links to her Tripadvisor page, Facebook page, and memberships of professional guiding bodies.
If you would like to attend this event, please book online using the link below.
The event is open to everyone, including non-CamSocLon members. Note: Tickets are per person. Please do not invite or share details with non-ticket holders.
Booking for this event is now closed.