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Brutalism for Beginners

Beoordeeld met een 4,94 uit 5 op basis van 97 recensies.Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

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Ervaring georganiseerd door Evan

3,5 uur
Maximaal 6 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

We will walk around London in a small, intimate group (6 people max), visit a great number of sites, learn about concrete and its historic and social significance, and spend time admiring and photographing these at most dramatic angles. Loved by some, loathed by others, the rugged urban fortresses we will be locating are excellent examples of the most influential architectural style of the 60s and the 70's that changed the landscape of our cities forever..

The discourse about the future of brutalist landmarks is as stern and uncompromising as the very buildings it assesses : The ongoing struggle among local authorities, preservation societies, residents associations and royal patronage, can in some cases result in preserved or repurposed landmarks, but also quite often in their demolition and permanent loss. Perceptions about these strangely alluring monolithic structures has varied though the years, and where once brutalist buildings have been symbols of a futuristic outlook and a modern way of living, they have also gradually become symbols of urban decay and near totalitarian oppression. So what does the future hold for these impressive concrete beasts ?

** If the scheduled dates/times don't work for your party, do contact me and I'll be happy to organise a tailored walk for you ! (Depending on availability)
We will walk around London in a small, intimate group (6 people max), visit a great number of sites, learn about concrete and its historic and social significance, and spend time admiring and photographing these at most dramatic angles. Loved by some, loathed by others, the rugged urban fortresses we will be locating are excellent examples of the most influential architectural style of the 60s and the 70's that changed the landscape of our citie…

Wat Evan doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.
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Vanaf €29
per persoon
zo 25 okt.
10:00 - 13:30
€29 per persoon
€29 per persoon
za 31 okt.
10:00 - 13:30
€29 per persoon
€29 per persoon
zo 1 nov.
10:00 - 13:30
€29 per persoon
€29 per persoon

Dit is je host, Evan

Verhuurt sinds 2014 op Airbnb
  • 97 recensies
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I am an urban storyteller : a fan of brutalist and mid-century architecture who also likes engaging with abandoned spaces and forgotten history. I am the founder of www.explorabilia.co.uk, a travel company that helps people discover the most astonishing, off beat spaces hidden in plain sight around us ! I do chilled out, fun walking tours with like minded people where we can enjoy special locations and exchange views about their history and significance.

I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (May 6th, 2019)

I’ve received a 2-year CPR & First Aid certification from the Red Cross (issued Sept. 11th, 2019)

** If the scheduled dates/times don't work for your party, do contact me and I'll be happy to organise a tailored walk for you !
I am an urban storyteller : a fan of brutalist and mid-century architecture who also likes engaging with abandoned spaces and forgotten history. I am the founder of www.explorabilia.co.uk, a travel company that helps people discover the most astonishing, off beat spaces hidden in plain sight around us ! I do chilled out, fun walking tours with like minded people where we can enjoy special locations and exchange views about their history and significance.

I've completed "Supporting th…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

The tour lasts just over 3 hours, and we'll visit masterpieces such as The Brunswick Centre, The ECL Institute of Education, the Royal National Theater and the Barbican Estate - among others. The tour begins at Russel Square Tube station and it ends at the Barbican Estate. We may need to hop on the tube once or twice to span longer distances faster and cover more landmarks.

Beoordeeld met een 4,94 uit 5 op basis van 97 recensies.

Elizabeth
februari 2020
Superb, don't miss this! Evan has a deep knowledge of his subject and I gained a much better appreciation of the history, context, and ideals of Brutalism, perhaps the last truly visionary architecture we've had. He has a carefully crafted itinerary that takes one to the highlights in London and told great stories about the background of those remarkable structures. He has deep knowledge (Atlas Obscura and Explorabilia are great examples). HIGHLY recommended.
Superb, don't miss this! Evan has a deep knowledge of his subject and I gained a much better appreciation of the history, context, and ideals of Brutalism, perhaps the last truly v…
Yoomin
februari 2020
There are many tourist attractions in London but Brutalism buildings are real and hidden landmarks, Barbican is the best. The host is so considerate and professional that he explained very easily for me whose English is not good. And he generously gave me tips and helps for London trip. Eventhough you don't have a background about architecture and Brutalism, I highly recommend:)
There are many tourist attractions in London but Brutalism buildings are real and hidden landmarks, Barbican is the best. The host is so considerate and professional that he explai…
Sandee
december 2019
Evan is an enthusiastic expert of Brutalist architecture. He’s a rare bird. This tour was comprehensive and covered many buildings around town. It was exciting to come up to a building and have it slowly reveal itself, and Evan is there with the history and background. Of course the jewel of the crown was the Barbican Estates. This is a long walk and Evan was very accommodating and shaved some time off by trying shortcuts. I really appreciate that attention to detail If you have any interest in Brutalism take this tour then go out and proselytize. It needs more supporters. This was a great tour!
Evan is an enthusiastic expert of Brutalist architecture. He’s a rare bird. This tour was comprehensive and covered many buildings around town. It was exciting to come up to a buil…
Vanessa
november 2019
I like Brutalism architecture more, thanks to Evan ! His passion for that type of architecture was catching, and he was very knowledgable. I learned a lot on this tour, and I particularly recommend it for people who know little/or dislike modern architecture because Evan may make you a fan.
I like Brutalism architecture more, thanks to Evan ! His passion for that type of architecture was catching, and he was very knowledgable. I learned a lot on this tour, and I parti…
Lawrence
november 2019
Evan was a great host because you can tell he researched and appreciates the Brutalist aesthetics and concepts as well as being a friendly and welcoming host.
Erin
november 2019
This is a fantastic tour! Evan is both personable and very knowledgeable and took us on a tour of learning about a topic I otherwise would not have. Excellent selection of sites and stops. Well worth the time and money. Thank you Evan!

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Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

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Er kunnen maximaal 6 gasten van 14 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

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Bring your own camera and an umbrella. In wintertime, make sure you dress warm as we'll be spending a lot of time outside. We may need to hop on the tube once or twice to span longer distances faster

Wat je mee moet nemen

Camera, Memory Stick & Batteries

Raincoat or umbrella