London’s Best Buildings Architecture Tour - The London Storyteller

London’s Best Buildings Architecture Tour - The London Storyteller

The London Storyteller

Available to 30 June 2024
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Experience London through its most interesting architecture

Are you ready to be inspired by London’s amazing architecture from the past and present? Do you love surprising stories and interesting insights into the places that that you visit?

If so, The London Storyteller’s Best Buildings Tours in London is for you!

From early English baroque brilliance to brutalist towers, 17th century churches to futuristic structural expressionism and baronial gothic bridges; this privately guided tour samples some of The London Storyteller’s personal favourites and the remarkable stories associated with them.

You’ll learn about some of the great architects who have and continue to shape London’s streets and skylines including Sir Christopher Wren, Sir Norman Foster, Graham Stirk, Sir Richard Rogers and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

Enjoy a relaxing drink or light bite at a pub built by Christopher Wren for his workmen during the reconstruction of St Paul’s Cathedral. As with all tours offered by The London Storyteller, you can choose the day and time that works for you with customisation available by prior arrangement too.

London's Best Buildings Tour Itinerary

  • Meeting Point: Temple Station - We’ll meet outside the exit for Temple Station at Temple Place, Temple, London WC2R 2PH
  • Chapter One: Seventeenth Century Splendour - Explore one for the building blocks of modern London’s DNA at a Wren Church with famous associations and the story of how the churches of London came to influence cities around the world.
  • Chapter Two: A Medieval Masterpiece - One of the few surviving fragments of medieval London and a remarkable survivor. 
  • Chapter Three: A Cathedral To Power - Delve into the story of Giles Gilbert Scott who inadvertently helped to create one of the world’s greatest modern art galleries with his design of a power station, which one might also experience as an industrial cathedral.
  • Chapter Four: Phoenix From The Flames - It has been a hallowed place in London for two thousand years and the current St Pauls rebuilt after the Great Fire in 1666 is perhaps London’s finest of all its buildings. The story behind it and the people who built it is remarkarkable and touches upon genius. Here we delve deeply into that story; what was and what could have been too. This tour does not enter the Cathedral as standard.
  • Rest Stop - You’ve seen the masterpiece, now enjoy a refreshing drink in the pub built for the people who made it.
  • Chapter Five: Brutalism At The Barbican - Cripplegate like so many neighbourhoods in Europe was ravaged by war and what stands in its place now is a battlement for the modern city dweller as though conjured by Corbusier.
  • Chapter Six: Structural Expressionism - Two remarkable buildings adjacent to one another, designed by the same team forty years apart and yet both resemble artefacts of the future.

Book your architecture tour of London with London's Best Buildings 

Temple Pl,
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London WC2R 2PH
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Duration:

  • 4 hours

Ages: 

  • This tour is for all ages

Group Numbers: 

  • Private group up to 12 people max

Important notice:

  • Please note that this is a walking tour and those who are not able to walk for the 3.5 hours may be more comfortable with booking a different tour from The London Storyteller.

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