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FRAGMENTS OF TOMORROW–Modernism Lost & Found in City of London

12 August 10:30 - 12:30
Organized by: The London Ambler
Departs outside Blackfriars Underground Station
Queen Victoria Street
EC4V 4DD

After the Second World War, London looked to the future. Recovering from the destruction of the blitz and seeking to banish the decrepid Victorian city, in the 1950s and 60s it embraced modernism and embarked on a great project of architectural reinvention.

 

Taking the best ideas from Europe and its native sons, while also trying to keep pace with America, the Square Mile remade itself through new landscapes for a confident new age.

 

From modernist icons and brutalist skyscrapers to aerial walkways, bogus roadways and curious underpasses, this walk pulls together the fragments of the City's once bold future to chart the architecture, buildings and remnants of what was and what might've been.

 

DEPARTS - Outside Blackfriars Underground Station.

 

A walk led by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.