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London: Brutalist Architecture & History Walking Tour

1. London: Brutalist Architecture & History Walking Tour

See London's most significant Brutalist landmarks with a walking tour. Loved by some, loathed by others, see rugged urban fortresses which serve excellent examples of Brutalism, the most striking and dramatic architectural style of the 60s and the 70s. Explore the central neighborhoods of London with your guide. Hear more about the history of post-war architecture and the increased use of concrete. Discuss Modernist monumental architecture, as well as its cultural, social, and environmental impact in the world. Find out about key characters in European Modernism, as well as the global events that influenced and informed London's post-war landscape. Admire or recoil at notable examples of Brutalism that you will see, such as the Institute of Education and the National Theatre. Learn more about the ongoing struggle among local authorities, preservation societies, and residents on how best to use these distinctive buildings in the future.

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based on 674 reviews

The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and nothing was rushed, I would definitely recommend this as a tour