During 2017, the London Society will be running a series of talks, walks and tours with the theme of LONDON’S GREAT ESTATES. These will celebrate the best of the estates while aiming to understand their modus operandi and review what lessons they hold for the London of the future.
Grosvenor, de Walden, Portman, Cadogan, Bedford – the estates of London – are key to the capital’s special and distinctive character. Today modern estates such as Kings Cross, Broadgate and Village East London are also providing some of the benefits of their ancient peers: long-term thinking and investment, high quality placemaking, on-going maintenence and careful stewardship.
The series starts with a introductory talk by London Society Chairman Peter Murray on 4 April (register here). This will look at the role of the Great Estates both in the past and today, and how they have set the character of much of London, and continue to influence development across the capital.