Sat within the shadow of the Millennium Dome, John will take us on a revelatory tour of the buildings that encapsulate the dreams and aspirations of our culture, drawing on the research he undertook for his new book: Iconicon: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain. Whether modest or monumental, these projects offer a living history of Britain, symbols of the forces that have shaped our modern landscape and icons in their own right.
John will be joined by a series of experts from the London built environment and we will be kindly hosted in the NOW Gallery, part of the revitalised Greenwich Peninsula.
The Society is for all those who love London. It was founded in 1912 by a group of influential Londoners concerned about the lack of planning for the future of the capital. Early members included architects, planners and engineers alongside politicians and artists. They came from a range of backgrounds and many would go on to shape Britain during the century that followed.
The Society's motto is - Valuing the past; looking to the future!