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LFA2017 'A RADICAL RIVERSCAPE - Architecture and Revolution Down The Fleet'
Sat 3 June 2017, 13:00 – 15:30 BST
Weaving a route from Highgate to the Thames, The River Fleet is one of London’s most celebrated yet notorious water courses. Long buried in a network of sewers and pipes, the Fleet has been both life source and life taker. It’s landscape of urban hills, ditches, slums and warehouses became the epicentre for commercial speculators, railway pioneers, reformers and revolutionary political agitators of the 19th and early 20th century city. From hidden viaducts and railway monuments to model dwellings, Grecian villas and modernism, this walk treads the quaggy banks and oozy wells of the Fleet valley to chart the architecture and stories along London's most radical of arteries.
With street side contributions from author and journalist Owen Hatherley, Municipal Dreams blogger John Boughton and art historian Rosamund West.
DEPARTS - Outside Kings Cross mainline station, under the clock.
Part of ‘Loaded Landscapes’ - a season of walks for LFA2017 by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.