Viaggi di Architettura takes all architecture lovers to London, home to world’s most striking modern architecture icons probably most famous being The Gherkin by Norman Foster and not only. Walking tour of the city organized with specialized guides will show all historic monuments as well as hidden architectural gems while admiring the London Eye, Tower of London, the Bank of England, and Guildhall, London’s Historic Administrative Center amongst many that City of London has to offer.

London is an open and international city where one runs across an historic monument beside a striking skyscraper. There are many buildings that have won architecture excellence awards from financial to insurance companies headquarters to Art Deco residential sites; from traditional restaurants to Art Galleries. City of London has also been able to capitalize on the unique buildings built for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paul’s Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren
  • Millenium Bridge by Foster and Partners
  • Salvation Army Headquarters by Sheppard Robson
  • Tate Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron and a short visit to Turbine Hall
  • Unicorn Theatre for Children by Keith Williams Architect
  • London City Hall by Foster and Partners
  • Laban Dance Centre by Herzog & de Meuron
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies – UCL by Short and Associates
  • Idea Store by Adjaye Associates
  • Blizzard Building – Institute of Cell and Molecular Science by Alsop Architects
  • Whitechapel Art Gallery with numerous works of over 10.000 artists

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Strolling toward the Square Mile of the City, there will be numerous ‘celebrity’ architectural icons such as Lloyd’s of London by Richard Rogers, Swiss Re (The Gherkin) by Norman Foster or The Minerva Building by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.

In the suburbs, it is worth visiting UK’s first large-scale sustainable community BedZED by Bill Dunster Architects; discover the urban transformation of Paddington and King’s Cross including a visit to St. Pancras Train Station also built in the occasion of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Before departing, let’s not forget a short break at one of the restaurants around Borough Market; a visit to spectacular Millenium Dome at Greenwich Village and watching sunset from a traditional bar with a view over Thames River.

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