Modernism tours of the London Underground – London News and Events Guide


Two tours focused on modernism in the London Underground have been announced for later this year. Both tour are limited to 25 people.

Piccadilly Line Tour: Turnpike Lane to Cockfosters – Saturday 12th May

To celebrate the anniversaries of Charles Holden’s birth on May 12th and 85 years since some of these stations opened, this tour be looking at some of Holden’s most iconic London Transport work.

Taking in the stations of Turnpike Lane, Wood Green, Bounds Green, Arnos Grove, Southgate and Cockfosters, the tour will also note other modernist buildings along the way, such as Curtis and Burchetts work for Middlesex County Council.

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Central Line Tour: Wanstead to Fullwell Cross – Saturday 21st July

Starting at Wanstead, and taking in Redbridge, Gants Hill and Newbury Park, this tour will be examining some of Charles Holden’s final stations for London Underground. It will also include Oliver Hill’s famous Newbury Park Bus station, plus some other art deco and modernist buildings including Frederick Gibberd’s Fullwell Cross Library and Leisure Centre.

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Source : https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/02/12/modernism-tours-of-the-london-underground/

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