Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) is seen as one of England's greatest architects of the early 20th Century. His work was romantic in inspiration, classical in discipline and always executed with exemplary craftsmanship using the finest materials, including fine brick and stonework.
Fortunately, London includes many great examples of Lutyens work. Several are located in Whitehall and St. James, where Lutyens also based his office. On this tour, guided by an architect, we view a selection of his residential and commercial projects within the architecturally rich surroundings of this most historic area. Highlights include handsome houses around Smith Square, a grand building at 67 Pall Mall and Lutyens only social housing scheme.
The walk starts in the centre of St. John's Gardens, a 10-minute walk from Pimlico Station, and ends at Piccadilly Circus.
When: Saturday 09 March 2024
Duration: 2.5 hours
Max Group Size: 10
The tour starts at the fountain at St. John's Gardens SW1 (nearest station, Pimlico)
The tour ends at Piccadilly Circus 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.