Welcome to the London Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city, brought to you by New London Architecture.
In the 1980s London's great new opportunity was the East End. In Thatcher's free market city, Docklands was there for the taking. Over 30 years later what was once the hub of London's 18th Century port is one of the most important financial hubs in the world - a quayside fragment of Wall Street with all the North American brashness and architectural chutzpah to match.
From marine relics and wharves to beaux arts arcades, post-modern icons and high-tech underworlds, this walk charts the making of this icon of urban planning, exploring the politics, business deals and various waves of boom and bust that have marked its creation.
A walk led by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.