London’s Towns Walking Tour - Brixton

Saturday 11 November 2017

10:30-12:30

The Ritzy cinema, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG

Tickets: £14/£18 for one or £25/£30 for both Go!

©Pop Brixton

©Pop Brixton

The Department Store © James Jones

A special walking tour of Brixton, led by our professional Blue Badge Guides, exploring this unique outer London town centre, as part of NLA’s London’s Towns programme.

This tour is part of a series of two special walking tours in Brixton and Walthamstow, for London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city.
 
Linked to each other and central London by the 1972 Victoria Line, Brixton and Walthamstow represent two very different case studies of how London’s towns are developing and regenerating, providing thousands of new homes and jobs for London, improved transport infrastructure and cultural offerings, while maintaining their distinctive identities and acting as focal points for local communities.
 
Explore Zone 2 Brixton as it undergoes major regeneration including public realm upgrades, housing and workspace developments, and continued cultural improvements.
 
Renowned for its cultural diversity and heritage, in recent years, Brixton has been experiencing a process of urban renewal in which these two elements are key. The first major change was the creation of Windrush Square, opened in 2010, providing the central nucleus of a large public and events space, accompanied by improved road layout and pedestrian accessibility.
 
On an adjacent site the ‘Your New Town Hall’ project, set for completion in 2019, will provide new cost-effective council office space and homes. But change is not all about major new build, and includes subtle up-grading and restoration, as in Electric Avenue, part of Brixton’s famous street market. The covered markets have also received similar attention and been rebranded ‘Brixton Village’. This walking tour will also include the Black Cultural Archives by Pringle Richards Sharratt; Squire & Partners’ retrofit of a formerly dilapidated Edwardian department store as their own practice offices; and the temporary Pop Brixton constructed from shipping containers to provide affordable workspaces and food outlets.
 
Meet outside The Ritzy cinema, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG 
 
 

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Standard Ticket: £18 for one tour (Brixton only) or £30 for two tours (Brixton and Walthamstow) 

Concession Ticket: £14 for one tour (Brixton only) or £25 for two tours (Brixton and Walthamstow) 

Combo tickets are available for both Brixton & Walthamstow walking tours (£25/£30) 

Concessions are available for students and over 65s, please bring a copy of your ID with you on the tour to show the tour guide on arrival.

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PLEASE NOTE: Walking tours will go ahead whatever the weather and tickets are non refundable/transferable

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London’s Towns Walking Tour - Walthamstow

Event

A special walking tour of Walthamstow, led by our professional Blue Badge Guides, exploring this unique outer London town centre, as part of NLA’s London’s Towns programme.

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London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

Exhibition

Exploring the important role town centres are playing in accommodating London's population growth, this exhibition showcases the results from our latest Insight Study - showing how they are being reshaped to provide not only great places to live, but also to work, to serve the needs of local communities while supporting London as a whole.

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London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

London is growing. As central London becomes increasingly unaffordable and as the population continues to expand, many people and businesses are settling beyond the centre. This new NLA Insight Study - informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops - examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city - creating a sustainable, liveable city.

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