Patrick McLaughlin 8942 5347 email@example.com
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Architecture Group – post 2016
Contact: Patrick McLaughlin 07852 419784 or 020 8942 5347
Day & Times: No regular meeting.
Frequency & Venue Ad-hoc events, typically 4 per year
Transport: Train, tube or bus
The Architecture Group organises walks and visits to places of architectural interest. These can be from any period of architecture and whenever possible a variety of architectural styles are included.
Typically an outing will involve up to 3 miles of walking with breaks for coffee and lunch. Whenever possible we aim to get inside buildings of special interest, usually having arranged a group tour of the building. There is usually a charge for a guided tour of this type.
Most outings so far have been in Central London. Depending on the destination, we aim to meet either at the end of Platform 1 at Waterloo at around 10:00am (to allow use of the Freedom Pass) or at the destination. Most outings finish in London at around 3:30pm.
Coffee and lunch are optional but generally we try to book a table in an inexpensive place as this enables a social aspect of the group.
The organisation of the group is based around the use of email and mobile phones. Each event is essentially a one-off and can require last-minute communication of arrangements and changes.
There are approximately 25 members at present. The most that have attended a specific event is 20. However some events are only suitable for smaller numbers and a first requested-first accepted rule will be used for allocating spaces.
Members are encouraged to organise group outings themselves. Anyone who has an idea for an event can suggest it, either to me initially or to the whole group via email. I will then assist in planning and organising the event. We currently have 4 members who have organised walks.
Recent outings have included:
- Royal College of Physicians and Fitzrovia Chapel
- Following the route of Crossrail with expert knowledge of the stations and engineering
- Following the route of the Westbourne River
- Greenwich with a tour of the Queen’s House
- South Bank modernism – Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre
- Tudor house in Hackney and Huguenot church and houses in Spitalfields
- Private tour of The Homewood near Esher
- Hampstead – Georgian to Modernism
New Dates 2015
Two opportunities in each month this will continue in later if the demand is there. All walks start at 10.15 – venues will be notified to those who book in. To Book a Place please contact Stephen van Dulken on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07854 453109
March 16th or 23rd King’s Cross – British Library the Railway Stations, St Martins School of Art and other New Developments in the area.
April 27th or May 5th Kensington – Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and other mainly 19th century buildings.
May 18th Islington – mainly Regency Houses.
June 22nd East End – Geffrye Museum down to Spitalfields via Columbia Road taking in Brick Lane and the Huguenot Streets