The Garden Village of Pimlico
Pimlico as a neighbourhood, is generally regarded as a success, despite the many changes since it was created in the 1820’s by the spec builder Thomas Cubitt and the Grosvenor family.
Following the urban design principle advocated by classic urban design/ architectural writers Kevin Lynch and Jan Gehl, this walk explores Pimlico’s public and semi-public space to see whether the urban fabric is legible i.e. organised in a coherent pattern and if the public and semi public space is active and vibrant.
For Lynch and Gehl, commonality and legibility in public space were essential to the physical manifestation of a ‘good society’
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Tour Duration: 2 hours - finish 1 pm
Child Friendly: Yes Access Friendly: Yes
Where does the tour meet? It is a street corner on the north side, on the corner of Warwick Way and Vauxhall Bridge Road Nearest station: Victoria main line rail and underground also Pimlico underground. Lots of buses pass by along Vauxhall Bridge Road ,
SW1V 1ER :Corner Warwick Way and Vauxhall Bridge Road 169 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1ER
Where does the tour end? Walk finishes at Ebury Bridge Road next to Grovesnor Waterside Cubitt Bldg, 10 Gatliff Rd, London SW1W 8QL where there are buses back to Victoria station or a 10/15 minute walk