Pocket London: Elephant and Castle Printed Tour Guide
This is an architectural tour of Elephant and Castle – suitable for walking or cycling – which showcases examples of 20th century architecture in the area, which was built as part of an ambitious post-war reconstruction effort.
It is a paper self-guided tour – led by Catherine Croft, director of the 20th Century Society – featuring engaging text and images which can be enjoyed equally in the field or in the comfort of your home.
The Elephant & Castle Printed Tour Guide is part of a new series of Pocket London tours exploring our city’s most compelling architecture. Published once a month, Pocket London is available as a subscription or via our shop.
Highlights of the Elephant & Castle Printed Tour Guide include the enigmatic Faraday Memorial by Rodney Gordon and relatively unknown buildings by outstanding 20th century architects such as Ernő Goldfinger, Berthold Lubetkin and Chamberlin Powell and Bon.
Owners of the printed tour will discover the stories and ambitions behind architects rebuilding London after the Blitz in the context of an area undergoing significant regeneration for the second time.
Guide by Catherine Croft, 2021
Meet the author Catherine Croft has been Director of the C20 Society for over ten years, and is Editor of the C20 magazine. She has lectured to post graduate building conservation students throughout the UK, and is an alumni of the Architectural Association course. Prior to C20 Society she worked for English Heritage as a buildings inspector in London and the Midlands. She is author of a book on Concrete Architecture and writes on contemporary as well as historic buildings, lectures internationally and teaches a course on concrete for conservation professionals at West Dean College.