Architecture in George IV’s London
Saturday 25 April 2020, 9am to 4pm
Participants should meet at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Over 18s only - online booking in advance is essential
Join us for an exploration of the architecture of late Georgian London, in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust. Starting with a private view of ‘George VI: Art and Spectacle’ at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, led by one of the curators of the exhibition. You will then embark on an interactive walking tour through central London, with an experienced RIBA educator, to explore the architectural legacy of the Georgians. Our day will conclude with a closer look at the RIBA’s unrivalled collection of architectural drawings, books and prints related to the period, led by RIBA Chief Curator, Charles Hind.
Lunch is not provided, but during the tour there will be a 45 minute break for participants to get their own lunch near Piccadilly.
- 9am: Meet at Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, for curator-led tour
- 10.30am: First walking tour - from The Mall to St James’s
- 12pm: Break for lunch (not provided), near Piccadilly
- 12.45pm: Second walking tour - from Piccadilly to Marylebone
- 2.15pm: Collections session with RIBA Chief Curator at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place
- 4pm: Close
A collaboration between the RIBA and the Royal Collection Trust.
For other RIBA learning workshops, see our adult learning page.
If you have any specific accessibility needs, please contact us; we will be happy to discuss the tour route and access to the two sites (the Queen’s Gallery and RIBA). The guided walking tour will involve using steps and occasionally crossing busy roads and uneven terrain; we advise you to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
- £75 standard ticket
- £67.50 for RIBA Members, Students or Friends