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THE GREAT ESTATES – High Life/Low Life Thru Marylebone & Mayfair

03 November 19:00 - 20:00
Organized by: The London Ambler

Marylebone and Mayfair are among London's most exclusive and desirable neighbourhoods. Originally developed for England's nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries, their terraces and squares are the spectacular outcome of waves of speculation and renewal by The Great Estates - the city's historic aristocratic developer/land owners. Yet beside these genteel enclaves once stood some of London's most notorious hinterlands.


Retracing the historic landscape defined by the course of the River Tyburn, this walk reveals the highs and lows of the West End's smartest residential districts. From workhouses, slums and burial grounds to religious outlaws, lost mansions, Lords and Ladies it reveals the contrasts and overlooked architectural stories at London's heart.


An ONLINE walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.