It has been hailed as Europe’s largest urban regeneration project. Like it or loathe it, the transformation of Nine Elms and Battersea includes plenty of iconic architecture and urban planning. As building work continues, this is an ideal time to take a critical look at key developments being completed in this area.
Join us on a 2-hour walk from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station, an area that encompasses over 30 development sites and a projected 20,000 new homes. The opportunity area has been both applauded and ridiculed in the press and President Trump famously refused to visit. So what's going on?
We trace the story of the redevelopment, seeing completed and ongoing projects by starchitects such as Rogers, Foster and Gehry. We review the radical changes to Battersea Power Station and new landmarks such as the US Embassy and a gravity-defying swimming pool. At a time when the future of cities has never been more questioned, this walk aims to be both enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Are you interested in seeing and understanding more about the architecture of London? Join us on an informative walk with an architect as your guide. Our group tours explore the past, present and future of London’s architecture and urbanism. We specialise in giving insight on some of the most interesting and influential modern buildings. We also see how these buildings are shaped by their historical and social context.
Our scheduled tours are aimed at London residents and visitors who are interested in architecture and design and who want to experience a walking tour that goes beyond the tourist routes.