Following on from our walking tour of Charles Holden’s eastern extension Piccadilly Line stations, we will be holding a walking tour of some of the western extension Piccadilly Line stations on Saturday July 9th. This will coincide with the 85th anniversary of the opening of the influential Sudbury Town station on Monday 4th July.
Starting at Rayners Lane and working our way along to Park Royal, we will be looking at some of Holden’s most iconic London Transport work. Taking in the stations of Rayners Lane, South Harrow, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury Town, Alperton and Park Royal, we will also visit the work of other modernist designers, such as Welch, Lander & Day, FE Bromige, Frederick Gibberd and Brian Lewis.
The tour will take place on Saturday July 9th at 11.00am, starting at Rayners Lane station. Tickets are £10 per person (plus booking fee), and can be booked here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/255333
The tour will be limited to 25 people, so book early! The route will be a mixture of walking and tube, so please bring a topped up Oyster card/contactless credit or debit card and a pair of comfortable walking shoes, plus any refreshments you may need. The tour should take approximately 2.5-3 hours.
UPDATE: Group discount now available. Buy 4 or more tickets and get 25% off!
If you have any questions about these tours please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the reply form below.
Thank you to Blue Crow Media for sending us the wonderful Art Deco London and Brutalist London Maps ( £8 each or £14.50 for both, and available HERE). The just published, Art Deco map showcases a variety of beautiful 1920's and 30's buildings all over London, many of which are Modernism in Metro-Land favorites, from the Piccadilly Line stations we visited on our recent tour, to the factories of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners along the Golden Mile and Western Avenue, to RH Uren's Hornsey Town Hall. The map features an introduction by Henrietta Billings and photos by Simon Phipps.
The Brutalism map, published last year, again features writing by Henrietta Billings and photos by Simon Phipps (aka @new_brutalism). The buildings featured are the best of London's many Brutalist structures, such as the Alexandra Road Estate, Trellick Tower and Robin Hood Gardens, as well as lesser known buildings like Brian Housden's House in Hampstead and Hendon Hall Court by Owen Luder. The maps are a perfect double act to guide you around some of London's 20th Century architecture, (and if you need more buildings to see don't forget our digital map HERE).