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Patrick McLaughlin 8942 5347

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Architecture Group  

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:


  • April 2nd & 5th London City Churches and Mithras Temple
  • May 1st        Westminster Cathedral Tour,  Lunch and Tour of local buildings e.g. 55 Broadway
  • Date TBA    Ealing Brentham Garden Suburb and Pitzhanger Manor
  • Date TBA    Hindu Temple in Neasden

2016 -2018

  • 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 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


2014 Walks

18 August.        2014 Bloomsbury/ Fitzrovia
15 September   2014 City of London
13 October.       2014 Kensington