Walking Tour: Reading the City with Chris Rogers

Illustration of London landmarks

Join architectural historian and writer Chris Rogers, author of How to Read London - a crash course in London architecture, for this walk exploring the buildings to the east of the Barbican.

After taking in the new developments immediately outside the Centre, seen to advantage from the Highwalk, and examining the replacement or remodelling of the pre- and post-war blocks surrounding Finsbury Square, Chris will explain how pioneering work by British architects and engineers began the Broadgate scheme of the 1980s. The imposing blocks of Finsbury Circus, many of which are Edwardian, will be covered before a return to the Centre via London Wall and the Barbican estate with its Roman ruins.

The walk will start and end at the Level G Barbican Shop entrance and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

 

Meet at Barbican Shop, Level G

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