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 being completed in this area.
Join us on a walk from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station, an area that encompasses over 30 development sites and a projected 20,000 new homes. The opportunity area has been both applauded and ridiculed in the press and President Trump famously refused to visit. So what's going on?
We trace the story of the redevelopment, seeing completed and ongoing projects by starchitects such as Rogers, Foster and Gehry. We review the radical changes to Battersea Power Station and new landmarks such as the US Embassy and a gravity-defying swimming pool. At a time when the future of cities has never been more questioned, this walk aims to be both enjoyable and thought-provoking.
When: Selected weekends
Duration: 2 hours
Max Group Size: 10
The tour starts at Vauxhall Underground Station (Exit 4) and ends at Battersea Power Station.
Sir Edwin Lutyens was arguably England's most admired and prolific architect of the early 20th Century. His work is best seen in detail so this walk in Whitehall and St James includes several of his finest London buildings. We see Lutyens designs in their urban context as the route takes us through some of the most historic and elegant streets in London.