New London Architecture

Walking Tour – Victoria


Saturday 27 July 2024
14:00 - 16:00

From £16.80 (Incl. VAT)

Victoria is a truly unique neighbourhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds.
Book-ended by Buckingham Palace to the west and Westminster Abbey to the east, Victoria is a truly unique neighbourhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds. 
Traditionally known for being a transport hub, discover the residential, office and retail projects that are helping to create a fresh new look for this bustling area.  
At the heart of the area, our walk will explore the renovation of Cardinal Place by EPR Architects, which was the first step in making Victoria a vibrant area to live, work and socialise. Adjacent to the Cathedral Piazza, an entire retrofit of 1970’s classic Elsom Pack and Roberts’ Ashdown House (renamed 123 Victoria Street) has been refurbished by Aukett Swanke, while the landmark mixed-use development by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects restores cinema to Victoria, side by side with quality big-name restaurant chains at ground level. 
This walk is led by an experienced Blue Badge Guide.
Start: Meet at the ticket barrier at St James’s Park - exit 55 Broadway
End: Little Ben outside Victoria Station
Duration: 2 hours approx

This tour is informed by NLA’s book “Great Estates: Models for Modern Placemaking” which provides a comprehensive picture of all of London's historic and contemporary estates. Much of the story of London's development can be traced through the historic ownership of large pieces of land which have created a resilient cycle of change and renewal. Today this long-term attitude to placemaking has influenced the development of new large-scale and mixed-use areas of the capital, such as King's Cross, Canary Wharf, Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

From £16.80 (Incl. VAT)

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St James’s Park Station
exit 55 Broadway (Ticket barrier)

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