Walk: Norland Estate, Kensington
Wednesday 14 June — Sold out
6.30pm to about 8pm. A walking tour led by David McDonald, former Head of Conservation and Design at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of conservation areas. Norland was one of the first designated by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and covers the Norland Estate, first developed in the 1840s, by the owner of the estate, Charles Richardson and his architect, Robert Cantwell. Starting at the church of St John the Baptist, Holland Road (James Brooks 1872-89/JS Adkins 1909-11), which is just outside the area, the tour will include Royal Crescent, St Ann’s Villas, St James’s Gardens and Norland Square. It will look at how the conservation area has changed since the late 1960s and how local residents are working to maintain its special character today. Meet at St John the Baptist, Holland Road (Shepherds Bush end), London W14 8AH. £14. Booking required.*
Event code: 1718
Later event: The Bernese Oberland. Amazing Engineering and Victorian Tourism Relived
Earlier event: Pub crawl in Islington