Last October I went to volunteer at an event called Battle of Ideas at the Barbican in central London, and managed to get myself on a last-minute architecture tour for free!
I went exploring in a slightly rundown west London gem tucked next to the M4
I only made it to the outside, but definitely worth a visit if you can make time.
We went on an adventure in our own back garden!
I went on a bicycle journey to the Barbican; I got very excited about some Japanese architecture.
Set at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street (otherwise known as the Walkie-Talkie building), the Sky Garden is a free public space set over the top three floors of the building. Now you’d think free public space would mean you wander up and just hang around for a bit, see a lovely garden, maybe have an overpriced drink and cake, then wander away again… and you would, unfortunately, be wrong. Continue reading
After a brief break over summer to focus on professional development (blergh) I have kick started my ‘see-one-cool-thing-in-London-a-month’ funtimes again. My first trip out has been one that has been on the radar since I moved down- Highgate Cemetery. Creepy Victoriana – check. Famous Tombs – checks. Friend with a similarly macabre sense of adventure – check. And away!