Virtual Tour

Exploring Regency London – How the West End was Won

Exploring Regency London – How the West End was Won

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Price: £8
Tour Duration: 1 hour

How the West End was Won

A virtual tour via Zoom – book your tour and I’ll send you a Zoom invitation and password.

You will need to have the Zoom app downloaded to be part of this virtual tour.

Join Westminster guide Charlie Forman to explore the West End of London that was laid out for us exactly 200 years ago by the architect John Nash. This virtual journey shows why he should really be called a ‘master planner’. It reveals the city which the Prince Regent thought would ‘eclipse Napoleon’s Paris’. Zooming up its great processional way from St James’s to Regent’s Park we will enjoy Nash’s great vistas and design ideas while understanding how his division of the ‘nobility’ from the ‘trading part of the community’ is still apparent today. It didn’t all go to plan. The king knocked down his centrepiece; he struggled to get the hay market out of the Haymarket and his most elegant shopping colonnade became a place to buy sex. Yet his astonishing legacy is deeper and more long-lasting than is recognised. To understand the way London works, this is essential viewing.

Dates and Times of Tour:

Wednesday - 9 December 2020 - 19:00

Guide Running the Tour:

Price: £8
Tour Duration: 1 hour

Guide Running the Tour:

Please note this is a private walk run by an individual Association member. Your contract is between the guide and yourself and not with the Association.

Virtual Tour
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Book Your Place Now:

This tour can be booked privately at a date and time of your choosing. Please select the Guide running the tour and contact them directly about private bookings.

Where does the tour meet?

This is an online event.

Please note this is a private walk run by an individual Association member. Your contract is between the guide and yourself and not with the Association.