NLA Walking Tour: Bloomsbury, Saturday 9 August

Saturday 9 August 2014

14:00 - 16:00 (meet at 13:45)

Discover London's latest architecture on the 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 - each distinct in their 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, begin at 13:45 with a talk around the Pipers Central London model (not applicable to King's Cross walks) and last approximately two hours. All are on foot and are led by professional Blue Badge Guides. The cost per person is £12.00 and includes VAT. Pre booking is essential.

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Bloomsbury - Next walk: Saturday 09 August 
As home to a vast array of cultural, academic, literary and medical institutions, Bloomsbury is often dubbed London's "most intellectual neighbourhood". But new architectural landmarks reassure the area retains its lively reputation throughout the 21st century. The walk explores innovative architectural juxtapositions rising up among its historical garden squares including pavilion annexes by RSH Partners to the British Museum and two new University College Hospital research and treatment centres for Cancer by Grimshaw and Hopkins. The "Godless College", University College, expands with a Nanotechnology Centre (Feilden Clegg Bradley) and award-winning new School of Slavonic Studies (Short Associates) while Holden's Senate House presides over a cluster of rebuilt institutions such as Avery Associates' Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre for RADA and add-ons like Stanton Williams' Clore Management Centre for Birkbeck College.
This walk starts and finishes at NLA.

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