This tour — led by Barratt London head of planning and Golden Key Academy graduate Martin Scholar — from Whitechapel to Wapping follows on from Martin’s Open City Spitalfields to Stepney Green walking tour and further explores through enigmatic streets and buildings, the story of trade and immigration that has shaped this constantly changing part of the East End.
Knitting together the story of the communities that have shaped the area including the original residents and dock workers; Jewish, German, Indian and Irish populations plus recent arrivals – the tour includes pioneering philanthropic and social housing; entertainment facilities; discrimination and division; religion; food and drink; welfare; trade and employment.
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.