Wembley and the Making of Metro-Land - Saturday 27th October - FULLY BOOKED
Led by: Josh Abbott
A walking tour of Wembley, led by Josh Abbott of the website Modernism in Metro-Land. The tour will look at how Wembley has grown since the start of the 20th Century and how its buildings help fuel the growth of "Metro-Land". Starting at the site of the former British Empire Exhibition (1924), we will see the changing face of Wembley from Owen Williams’ 1934 Empire Pool (now Wembley Arena) to the new Brent Civic Centre by Hopkins Architects. We will then see the old Brent Town Hall, now an International school, before exploring the modernist influenced housing of the Haymills estate on the slopes of Wembley Hill, by Welch, Cachemaille-Day and Lander. We will then finish off by passing by a few of Wembley’s lesser known modernist buildings before returning to Wembley Park Station.
Meet time/place: Olympic Square, Wembley (at bottom of Wembley Park station steps) 10.30am
Finish time/place: Wembley Park Station approx 2.00pm
Members’ price: £15.00 Non members: £20.00