The London Square: Walking Tour with Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Saturday, 15 September 2012
The Bishopsgate Institute, 2pm (Walk)
Modern-day London abounds with a multitude of green enclaves, known as squares, which are one of England’s greatest contribution to the development of European town planning and urban form. Exploring Soho, Golden and St James’s Squares, The London Square author Todd Longstaffe-Gowan delves into the history, evolution, and social implications of squares and how they have played a crucial role in the development of the English capital.
Venue: N/A (Walking Tour)
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). Buy tickets here. Ticket includes £5 discount off Todd Longstaffe-Gowan's latest book, The London Square, when purchased at Hatchards Bookshop after the walk.
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan delves into the history, evolution, and social implications of squares, which have been an important element in the planning and expansion of London since the early 17th century. As an amenity that fosters health and well-being and a connection to the natural world, the square has played a crucial role in the development of the English capital.