POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE – The Architecture of St James's Park (221022)

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE – The Architecture of St James's Park (221022)

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DEPARTS St James's Park Station (North exit)

Petty France



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An OnStreet walk exploring architecture, pomp and circumstance through London's most stately of green spaces, St James's Park

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Of all of London's green spaces, St James's is its most stately. Flanked by the great buildings of Whitehall and a suite of royal palaces and monuments, this one time marsh was transformed in the 17th century into a formal European garden, then again in the 19th century as a romantic meandering landscape and then again as part of the great urban stagecraft of the British Empire. 

In this walk, The London Ambler traverses the stately green, to reveal the architecture, pomp and circumstance of nationhood. From great avenues and arches to allusionary statuary and pallazo, it charts the transformation of this celebrated and loaded landscape throughs its best buildings and public spaces.

An OnStreet walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe

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