London architecture tours
London architecture walks and guided tours
London continues to be a fascinating city, no matter how many times you visit. The city has a perfect equilibrium of tradition and modernity, which makes it unique and always surprising. Even if you have already visited, you are sure to find something new to discover. London it is constantly on the cutting edge. Regarding the architecture, it is a fascinating destination, especially after the 2012 Olympic Games. We offer several types of private tours, from London walking tours to more comprehensive itineraries.
In London, there is no predominating architectural style, considering it is a city where diverse eras have left their mark. In fact, there are few buildings left from before the Great Fire. The Tower of London and other examples of Tudor-style architecture are that is left to visit. Regarding housing we can find, above all, Victorian style architecture of the 18th century by Sir Christopher Wren. His work we can see not only in St. Paul’s Cathedral, but also in many other churches all over the city. Other classic architects who have left their mark on the city are John Nash and Sir John Soane.
Alison and Peter Smithson are probably the most influential architects of the 20th Century. In contemporary architecture, London has much to offer. From the factories converted into museums, to the skyscrapers, to the reurbanization of the old docks, converting degraded zones into new fashionable neighborhoods. Great local architects like Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers take part in the most emblematic work in London. We also find great work by foreign architects who wanted to leave their mark on the city. From the Danish Arne Jacobsen to Swedes Herzog and de Meuron, to Daniel Libeskind and Cesar Pelli.
On our London guided walks by architects, you will find all this and more. We offer routes through the older part of the city and the financial district, also known as “The City.” We also invite you to visit the new epicenters of urban transformation like the Docklands or Canary Wharf. Last, but not least, we offer the chance to see how the zone of the past Olympic Games is being transformed for new public use. London, one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, has so much to offer that choosing which one of our architecture tours to take will be difficult.
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