Walk: Liverpool Street Station and its Environs, led by Steven Brindle


This walk explores Liverpool Street Station and its environs, to see how the north-eastern City developed in the Victorian age, how the historic streetscape has fared in modern times, and what impact the proposed over-development of the station, which the Society strongly opposes, would have on this many-layered and sensitive area.

Liverpool Street Station is currently the subject of one of the most insensitive and ill-considered development schemes of the 21st century to date, which the Victorian Society strongly opposes.

This walk will look at the station and the Great Eastern Hotel, and then take a circular route through the north-eastern City, to see how the station relates to its historic setting – and how the wider cityscape would be affected by the proposed over-development. It will take in the mixed streetscape of Bishopsgate, the Georgian fringes of Spitalfields, the late-Georgian warehouses in Cutlers Garden, and then look at the late Victorian and early 20th century streetscape towards the Bank of England, and back to the station.

Dr Steven Brindle, the walk leader, is a historian at English Heritage who has published widely on the history of architecture and engineering.

Image: Interior of Liverpool Street Station by Guy Newton


Ticket Price: £18
Date: September 5th, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Liverpool Street Station - View on map