Envisioned as a new town on the South Eastern edges of London, Thamesmead offered a leap forward into what was seen a futuristic 21st century-style living to both residents and visitors alike. Among its most famous visitors was Stanley Kubrick who filmed scenes from his cult classic film A Clockwork Orange on the newly built estate.
Since Kubrick, Thamesmead has continued to attract filmmakers, providing a compelling backdrop for urban storytelling.
The entertaining and insightful route will visit the ruins of Lesnes Abbey before heading north on to the 1960s and 1970s ParkView and Southmere neighbourhoods where new landscaping has transformed public spaces and set the scene for new library by architects Bisset Adams
Open City is a charity dedicated to making London and its architecture more open, accessible and equitable.
Open City engages all citizens, particularly from under-represented backgrounds, in architecture and city-making. Our programmes – from the Open House Festival and its international network, to our pioneering education projects – open up buildings, conversations and careers to those normally locked out of them.