TALK | Saturday Morning Architecture School: Medieval
event Saturday, 13 May 2017
access_time 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
location_on The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT
London before the Great Fire: An Exploration of its Medieval Architecture
While nine-tenths of medieval London was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, and a great deal more was demolished in the 18th and 19th centuries, a surprising number of buildings escaped the flames or demolition ball, certainly more than one might initially think.
Historian, town planner and conservationist Alec Forshaw explores the highway and by-ways of London to reveal some of the remarkable buildings that survive from the medieval period, from the grand to the humble, and what London was like 400 years ago.