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Peter Murray

 

Our last event of 2018 was a walk around Canary Wharf with David Thompson. Jo East reports:

Roof gardens, City rivalry and constant change could sum up the thrust of David Thompson’s latest walk.

Meeting outside Canary Wharf Underground Station David gave a brief history of the area to put in context the 97 acres which constitute the district. Walking through the series of gardens and squares that constitute the public realm – quiet on a weekend – he suggested it was best to envisage these as a series of roof gardens to the shopping centre, utilities and car parks that lay beneath us. The buildings above ground being profitably given over to large office complexes and skyscrapers.

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Peter Murray

An architectural Walking Tour of St James’s on Sunday 20 November 11am to 1pm with RIBA Friends.

Mike Althorpe (‘The London Ambler’) will be leading this walking tour of St James’s. Situated right in the heart of the west end, the area is characterised by sophistication and refinement. Mike will chars the development of this unique place through its key buildings, streets and spaces.

Tickets are £15 for RIBA Friends and £20 for non-members and are available by calling 020 7307 3809. If you have any queries, please contact Lisa or Flora at friends@riba.org

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