Thursday 26 April 2018

Open City - Guest speaker announced for Architecture on the Thames East

London’s future is in the east...

Join Ellen Halstead, Peabody’s Thamesmead expert for the Architecture on the Thames East tour, as the world-famous housing project celebrates its 50th anniversary. The tour, celebrating the emerging and historic architecture of London downriver, commences at 1pm, Saturday 19 May.

(Images c. Angus Hamilton, past tour attendee)
London’s future is in the east where some of the world’s most famous architects are transforming this historic industrial landscape into a place to live and work. This afternoon journey down the River Thames starts in North Greenwich and heads out towards Dartford Crossing and back with a special focus on the housing in the Thamesmead area of the eastern Thames. 
Stanley Kubrick put Thamesmead on the map when he filmed A Clockwork Orange on the banks of Southmere Lake in 1971. Through a partnership between Peabody, the London borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Thamesmead is already set for more than 2,500 new homes over the next 10 years as part of the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Housing Zone programme. 
Ellen defines Peabody’s long-term vision, mission and goals for Thamesmead, an area in South-East London that over 46,000 people call home. Peabody owns 65% of the land and provide homes for over 5,000 families. “We’re passionate about fulfilling the area’s potential and making good the original aspirations for London’s new town,” says Ellen, who will join our regular guide Benny O’Looney, and speak for around 20mins on Peabody's Thamesmead plans.
Pre-order mojito available, choose from two options on the shop page. 
Pre-order cream cheese bagel now also available on the shop page. 
GROUP DISCOUNT CODE: Enter GROUP at the checkout on purchases of 3 or more tickets to receive a 15% discount 
Departing and returning to Greenwich Pier, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT. Duration 2.45hrs. Regretfully no children under 7. Booked for capacity of the inside covered deck in case of rain.
Led by our specialist guide Benedict O’Looney, Benedict's in-depth knowledge - he is a both a practicing architect and a teacher at the prestigious Architectural Association - guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary. 
Previous Open City boat-trippers say:
"It was our first time downstream from Greenwich...Benedict was a superb speaker and took the tour to another level of enjoyment, way above expectations"
"I wanted to extend my knowledge of eastern riverside architecture - both the old industrial and projects underway, it was great to look at previously visited sites with fresh (and informed) eyes..."