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Culture in Crisis? A walking tour exploring the past, present and future of London’s riverside cultural zone - Saturday 3 October 2020 10am

Culture in Crisis? A walking tour exploring the past, present and future of London’s riverside cultural zone - Saturday 3 October 2020 10am

£12.50

Join Open House for a socially-distanced walking tour exploring the past, present and future of London’s riverside cultural zone

This insightful walking tour from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge will investigate how Covid-19 has brought the Southbank's globally-recognised cultural institutions to their knees and consider the potential impact this could have on one of the capital's most popular public spaces.

Led by expert guide Maggie Baddeley — an associate at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design — the event will explore the iconic Southbank considered by many to be London’s greatest public space where visitors can enjoy stunning views over the City alongside landmark cultural venues such as the Grade II*-listed Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.

For some of London’s arts organisations, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but for others, there are many question marks over the future. Creative thinking is once again the way forward and this tour will highlight the ongoing campaigns to save these institutions and what the future may hold. 

Providing a safe and fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city in our post-pandemic era, the Culture in Crisis walking tour is part of a new series looking at how the pandemic has changed the lives of Londoners across the capital. It will celebrate the enigmatic qualities of London’s built environment and showcase the extraordinary cultural venues so many people are now fighting to preserve.

Your tour is led by Maggie Baddeley, Associate at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.

Meet: Courtyard of Hay’s Galleria next to The Navigators sculpture (big boat) London SE1 2HD. End: London Eye. Duration: 2.5 hrs approx.

Cost £12.50 / £9.50 concessions (students/unemployed/furloughed etc, enter code WALKINGTOUR for concession price at the shop page check out)

No tickets are issued, your guide will have your name on arrival. 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Maggie Baddeley is an associate at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, a design review panel member for Design South East and a built environment expert with the Design Council. She previously worked for Lichfields, and was involved as a planning consultant in Kings Cross Central for Argent and for the Guardian. Maggie joined the Open House tours team in 2012.

Please note: Due to the continually changing situation tours may have to be rescheduled at late notice. In the event your tour date in cancelled, you will be able to book onto another tour or held in credit (with not expiry date). 



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