This Halloween, join us as we discover the historic estate neighbourhoods of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. Traversing either side of the Tottenham Court Road, explore the area’s modern development and frightening past, with stories the ghost of Spring-heeled Jack, local goblin fantasist poet Christina Rossetti and the mummification of UCL founder Jeremy Bentham back in 1832.
Both having evolved from late 18th century academic, medical and artistic institutional roots, this walk examines recent large and smaller-scale institutional, residential and office developments. To the west, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ two-acre plus work/live development Pearson Square is fast redefining Fitzrovia’s historic quirkiness in sparkling new open-for-business settings. While to the east, around Bloomsbury’s old squares, key new building and landscape developments by Grimshaw Architects, Hopkins Architects and others capitalise on the global success of UCL and are fast reconfiguring the whole area.
This walk starts at New London Architecture.
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Standard Ticket: £18
Concession Ticket: £14
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Walking tours will go ahead whatever the weather and tickets are non refundable/transferable
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