What sets London apart from other cities is the eclectic nature of its architecture, forged over the last two millennia, making it one of the most aesthetically exciting places in the world.
Despite the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the bombing Blitz of the 1940s, it is still possible to see buildings that are hundreds of years old juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers. Because of these two conflagrations, London has continued to evolve as a city mainly because of its importance as the centre of the world’s financial and trading markets.
Your guide is a specialist on architecture in the city who will explain the relevance of how the famous eclecticism of London’s architecture has evolved over the centuries from the Norman conquest of 1066 until the present day. You will visit key buildings of cultural interest such as the Tower of London which has a stunning example of a Norman chapel; the seventeenth century masterpieces of Sir Christopher Wren, (arguably Britain’s greatest architect), and of course many of the innovative contemporary buildings currently punctuating the London skyline, such as The Shard which opened its public viewing platform last year.
Day tours offered;
- The eclecticism of London’s architecture from 1080 to today
- Medieval architecture in London, including Westminster Abbey
- Sir Christopher Wren’s London masterpieces including St Paul’s Cathedral
- The Georgian Squares and 18th century elegance of London
- The nineteenth century battle of the styles, Gothic v Classical in Victorian London
- Twentieth century modernism in London
- Post modernism and Hi-tech architecture in late 20th century London
- Canary Wharf/Docklands regeneration program
Architectural day tours in London £525/£550
The cost includes the use of the driver guide and his car and is NOT the rate per person. The lower price is for up to 4 passengers, the higher for 5/6 passengers. All parking charges are included but admission fees are additional.