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What Will London Look Like Tomorrow?
Image from open-city.org.uk
You might be fed up of water after all the bad weather we have had, but I don't think that should put you off going on a London Riverside Walk. The tour, which is lead by Stephen Senior costs £24.50 to book, and is a little different from your usual architectural tours. Most London tours covering architecture focus on pre-existing buildings that are of historical interest, but this riverside walk is all about exploring the future of our capital city.
The tour is run by the architecture education organisation, Open City, whose aim it is to create better designed places and spaces for a liveable and vibrant city. During the tour you will learn about existing and proposed developments along the River Thames. Travel between the Millennium and Westminster Bridge, visit the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall and Haywood Gallery, and then make a trip to the Oxo Tower and Lasdun's National Theatre.
A stop at the Tate Modern will let you see the current construction of their new extension designed by Herzog & de Meuron. You will also learn about the planned proposals for new tall buildings such as Doon Street Tower, the Shell Centre and David Chipperfield's plans for Elizabeth House to create a new public space at Waterloo.
Tour dates are on the 1st & 29th March, as well as the 10th May. Everyone will meet at the ity Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard at 10am for a two and a half hour walking tour.