Twentieth Century London

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Whether it's the striking skyscrapers of the Barbican Estate, the simple and dramatic form of the Tate Modern or soaring Art Deco tiers of Senate House, London's diverse 20th Century architecture can be as impressive and artistic as anything from the previous centuries. Prepared with help from the 20th Century Society, this walk visits a few of the many notable, recently built buildings in three distinct areas of the capital.

Linking so many of these buildings in a single walk gives a chance to study and contrast the designs and better understand the intent of the modern architects behind them. It is an opportunity to see the beauty beyond the concrete.

England - South England - London - Town or city

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Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets
04/10/2011 - Simon Taylor

We struggled a bit with this walk. Near the British museum, there are significant road works which has resulted in the removal of road signs making navigation a challenge. Also, we did not understand the route to be followed around the Barbican estate. Having got to the end of the Barbican sequence, we tried to back track to work out what route should have been followed and still could not work it out. A London A to Z map is a great help for this walk.

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