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Landscape and Landscape Workers: City of London tour with the Landscape Institute - Saturday 5 December 2020 10am

Landscape and Landscape Workers: City of London tour with the Landscape Institute - Saturday 5 December 2020 10am


Join Open House for a socially-distanced walking tour discovering the designs and people behind the extraordinary landscaped spaces of the City of London

This fun and engaging walking tour led by expert guide Paul Lincoln — director of creative projects and publishing at the Landscape Institute — will delve into the unique and ever-growing network of small green spaces which frame the modern Square Mile.

The City of London is home to more than 200 gardens, parks, churchyards and public squares. Recent additions include the landscaped One London Wall Place and the award-winning Barbican public realm transformation led by Nigel Dunnet.

Earlier this year, the landscape within Chamberlin, Bon and Powell's iconic Golden Lane Estate was officially listed by Historic England along with several other high-quality post-war environments across the country.

This socially-distanced walking tour will examine the role of landscape architecture and landscape workers in creating London's globally-recognised financial district. It will also explore the areas long history of pocket parks and discuss the important role plated by local authority in driving foward innovation and stewardship.

With Covid-19 creating a surge in active travel across the capital, the tour will examine how the City’s streets and public realm spaces are being reconfigured to encourage cycling and walking, and how Covid-19 has changed the way we use landscape generally in the Square Mile.

Providing a safe and fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city in our post-pandemic era, this walking tour will highlight the landscape and landscape workers of the capital and is part of a new series of events responding to Open House 2020’s core themes.

Meet: Outside City of London Information Centre, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8BX. End: Barbican. Duration: 2 hrs approx.

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

This is an in person tour where your guide is with you in person for the tour. Attendees must download Zoom before the tour, bring a fully charged smart phone with internet connection, and headphones; and remember to stay at least two metres apart from each other where required. Zoom joining info will be sent out to bookers before the tour. Get in touch with Adrianna at with any queries.


Paul Lincoln is Commissioning Editor of Landscape and Director of Creative Projects and Publishing at the Landscape Institute. Paul has been a City of London guide since 2007. He lives in the City in the Golden Lane Estate and has a particular interest in 20th and 21st century architecture and landscape. Paul has been guiding tours with Open House since 2016.

Please note: Due to the continually changing situation tours may have to be rescheduled at late notice. In the event your tour date is cancelled, you may be provided with a replacement audio and printed tour or the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour or held in credit (with no expiry date).

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