Have you always been keen to learn more about the origins of the Art Deco movement? Or have you found yourself wanting to explore Bloomsbury, one of London’s most vibrant areas, from a different angle? My walk – Art Deco in Bloomsbury: Architecture in the Machine Age – might just be the right thing for you then!
Come explore Bloomsbury’s rich Art Deco heritage, including Charles Holden’s iconic Senate House, the former Daimler Car Hire garage and a reconverted petrol station. From sophisticated glamour to severe functionality, we shall make this architectural style roar again!
While I don’t want to give away all of the Art Deco secrets of this tour just yet, I can tell you that our route – as an added bonus – will also take us past a controversial Modernist icon, an Art Nouveau-style lodge as well as London’s first pedestrianized shopping street.
Met with great enthusiasm from the public, this architectural walk of two hours had its premiere at the Bloomsbury Festival 2013. For a small taster of the tour, please check out blog features about the walk on The Londonphile, Emm in London as well as Quirky Travel:
My tour was recently chosen by EventBrite as one of ’10 walking tours that won’t make you feel like a tourist’. I’m in very good company, so make sure to check out the list here:
The lovely Tina Bernstein, Vespa-loving designer and blogger extraordinaire at Colour Living, has also selected my Art Deco Tour for her ‘Alternative Gift Guide’. You’ll find my walk in the ‘Themed Walking Tours‘ section while gift vouchers are available on Eventbrite.
This tour is open to the general public as well as locals who want to learn more about Bloomsbury’s architectural history. The walk is fully accessible too. To check dates and buy tickets, please visit my Eventbrite page: http://artdecowalk.eventbrite.co.uk/. The meeting point for this tour is by the fountain in the middle of Russell Square, which is a 2 minutes walk from Russell Square Station (see map below).
If you have any more questions do not hesitate to get in touch with me either via Eventbrite or send me an email directly to: yannick.pucci[at]gmail.com. You can also find me on Twitter (@ypldn) where I am always up for a chat. This tour can also be booked as a private walk for groups and individuals.
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So sad to have missed this one but definitely up for the next one. When????
There will be two more dates coming up in November and you can find more details about them here:
There should be some other opportunities next year too.
Thanks a lot for your interest!
Wish I knew about these walks before now as I love all things art deco, unfortunately I cannot join on either November date. Please can I join your mailing list for other opportunities next year. Thanks and best wishes.
Thanks for your interest in the tour.
While I don’t have a mailing list yet (work in progress), I will be adding new dates to my EventBrite page on monthly basis from 2014 onwards, so I’m sure we shall be able to get you booked onto one of the walks.
I’ll come back to you and let you know when the January dates are up!
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And what about the Freemason’ Hall? Featured on londondiaryblog.wordpress.com, although after Mr Bradshaw’s time!
Thanks for commenting and following my blog. Yes, the Freemasons’ Hall is a beautiful art deco jewel. I’ve visited this hidden place a couple of times and each visit has been enthralling. Gorgeous.