31st May 2019

LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE COMES TO LONDON’S WEST END

LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE COMES TO LONDON’S WEST END

London’s West End welcomes The London Festival of Architecture throughout June (1st – 30th June) hosting a series of events in St James’s, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, as Heart of London debuts as a designated Festival hub.

From private walking tours, panel-led debates, talks and installations, there is a diverse and exciting schedule of events exploring the 2019 theme of ‘Boundaries’ in the area.

In partnership with international architecture firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Heart of London will also play host to a thought-provoking installation down the famous street of Piccadilly, St James’s – known for its ‘best of British’ brands such as Fortnum & Mason, Hatchards, the Royal Academy of Art and The Ritz London.

The bold and unique display explores the boundaries of Greater London and encourages visitors to take the time to explore surrounding physical, political, social and economic boundaries that exist in our modern day lives. There will also be an associated exhibit held in the St James’s Church gardens, diving deeper into the stories behind each row of flags and the questions they pose.

This year’s symposium hosted at the Royal Academy of Arts will explore the role and application of boundaries in architecture and placemaking, multi-award-winning London history blogger, Look Up London will explore the hidden architectural details that we only see if we pause and raise our gaze.

St James’s, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, a designated hub for this year’s programme, offers visitors the opportunity to fully immerse in the history and design so well known in the West End.

For a full programme of events across the neighbourhood and booking information visit:

https://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/

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