The City of London is an area steeped in architectural heritage, yet it continues to be transformed, with major office developments by some of the world’s leading architects. What events shaped this transformation? How do the buildings respond to challenges and opportunities?
We begin at the “Eastern Cluster” of office buildings, including Lloyd’s Building and The Gherkin, and end at Bloomberg’s European headquarters, near Bank Station. We look at the rich history of the City and see some hidden gems along the way.
We also run occasional evening walks of this route. The City has a unique charm after dark; the lighting of buildings reveals intriguing beauty not seen in daylight.
Duration: 2 hours
Max group size: 10
Meeting place: The tour starts outside Lloyd’s Building on Leadenhall Street and ends at Bank Underground Station.
It has been hailed as Europe’s largest urban regeneration project. Like it or loathe it, the transformation of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea includes plenty of iconic architecture and urban planning. As building work continues, this is an ideal time to take a critical look at key developments in this area.