London's Towns shaping the Polycentric City

Thursday 25 September – Saturday 15 November 2008

The massive spread of London that took place in the 1930s absorbed towns like Kingston, Croydon, Harrow and Romford into the metropolis.

Generally surrounded by surburban developments of detached and semi-detached homes with gardens, and celebrated in John Betjeman’s Metro-land, these areas of London seem to come off second best when compared to the Mayor’s policies on the central boroughs and Thames Gateway. This exhibition will look at the characteristics of the surburban ring of the capital and the part these areas play in the planning of London. Sponsored by LB Barnet, Croydon Business, Guildhouse-Rosepride, LB Haringey, LB Lewisham, North London Business, North London Strategic Alliance, Odalisk, Park Royal Partnership, LB Redbridge and Stratford Renaissance Partnership, LB Waltham Forest, LB Wandsworth.

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NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Free Entry

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NLA and the Building Centre

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

We are closed on Sundays, Bank Holidays, Easter Saturday and for the Christmas period from 24th December to the first working weekday of January.

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