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Walking Tour: A celebration of the architecture of Bedford Square

Series: Bloomsbury Festival
Date: Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 16:00
Venue: Starting at Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES

This walking tour tells the remarkable architectural history of Bedford Square, one of the best-preserved Georgian Squares in Britain, an exemplar of modern domestic architecture in the late eighteenth century. This walk is a unique opportunity to see some of the normally hidden interiors of the finest houses on the square where much original features and detailing survive. While the Grade l listed townscape of Bedford Square has been carefully preserved, in recent years there has been considerable new development on adjacent streets. This tour concludes with a look at some of the exciting new projects on the edges of the square showing how the West End has flourished and grown around this elegant oasis of historic Georgian architecture.


This event was originally held as part of the Bedford Square Festival, an annual four-day programme of free events in July organised as a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury: The Architectural Association, New College of the Humanities, the Paul Mellon Centre, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press London. For more information, please visit: www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk


This event is open to all and places are free, but limited - click here to book your place.



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