We will walk around London in a small, intimate group (6 people max), visit a great number of sites, learn about concrete and its historic and social significance, and spend time admiring and photographing these at most dramatic angles. Loved by some, loathed by others, the rugged urban fortresses we will be locating are excellent examples of the most influential architectural style of the 60s and the 70's that changed the landscape of our cities forever.. The discourse about the future of brutalist landmarks is as stern and uncompromising as the very buildings it assesses : The ongoing struggle among local authorities, preservation societies, residents associations and royal patronage, can in some cases result in preserved or repurposed landmarks, but also quite often in their demolition and permanent loss. Perceptions about these strangely alluring monolithic structures has varied though the years, and where once brutalist buildings have been symbols of a futuristic outlook and a modern way of living, they have also gradually become symbols of urban decay and near totalitarian oppression. So what does the future hold for these impressive concrete beasts ? ** If the scheduled dates/times don't work for your party, do contact me and I'll be happy to organise a tailored walk for you ! (Depending on availability)
I am an urban storyteller : a fan of brutalist and mid-century architecture who also likes engaging with abandoned spaces and forgotten history. I am the founder of www.explorabilia.co.uk, a travel company that helps people discover the most astonishing, off beat spaces hidden in plain sight around us ! I do chilled out, fun walking tours with like minded people where we can enjoy special locations and exchange views about their history and significance. I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (May 6th, 2019) I’ve received a 2-year CPR & First Aid certification from the Red Cross (issued Sept. 11th, 2019) ** If the scheduled dates/times don't work for your party, do contact me and I'll be happy to organise a tailored walk for you !
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The tour lasts just over 3 hours, and we'll visit masterpieces such as The Brunswick Centre, The ECL Institute of Education, the Royal National Theater and the Barbican Estate - among others. The tour begins at Russel Square Tube station and it ends at the Barbican Estate. We may need to hop on the tube once or twice to span longer distances faster and cover more landmarks.
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Política de cancelación
Cualquier experiencia se puede cancelar dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la compra y recibirás un reembolso total.
Política de comunicación
Comunícate siempre a través de Airbnb. Para proteger tus pagos, te aconsejamos que nunca transfieras dinero ni te comuniques fuera de la página o la aplicación de Airbnb.
Requisitos para los participantes
Pueden participar hasta 6 personas de mínimo 14 años. This is a long walk through the cities of London. Guests have to be appropriately fit to walk about 8km in all weather conditions. The walk lasts just over 3 hours
Bring your own camera and an umbrella. In wintertime, make sure you dress warm as we'll be spending a lot of time outside. We may need to hop on the tube once or twice to span longer distances faster
Arquitectura brutalista para principiantes
Desde $657 por persona
Desde $657 por persona