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POWER & PALAZZOS - The Architecture of Old Money(181221)

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DEPARTS From west side of Finsbury Circus, off Moorgate

Moorgate

London

EC2M 6UR

United Kingdom

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An ONstreet walk exploring architecture and wealth through the City of London's original merchant palaces and temples to commerce

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In the 19th century, London was the world’s pre-eminent trading city. Standing at the heart of the burgeoning British Empire, the power house of this operation was The City and its commercial investments extended across the globe. Emulating the prestige of older civilisations, financial institutions used architecture to confirm their status and there emerged a grandiose suite of neo-classical exchanges, palace-style banks and temple-like offices that remade the image of the Square Mile in spectacularly hybridised variations on Athens, Rome, Venice and Florence. Weaving a route between The City’s best surviving 19th and early 20th century commercial palazzos, this walk explores the architecture and ornament of old money, but also its influence and legacy on the modern world today.

An ONstreet walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe

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DEPARTS From west side of Finsbury Circus, off Moorgate

Moorgate

London

EC2M 6UR

United Kingdom

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Organiser The London Ambler

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The London Ambler is Mike Althorpe, a London architectural historian and urban explorer with a passion for revealing the history and buildings of the the greatest city on earth. Through weaving unexpected and alternative routes through the city and delivering big stories in an authoritative, yet informal and accessible way, the London Ambler brings to life the many episodes, sagas and adventures of built and unbuilt London.   

The London Ambler - www.thelondonambler.com

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