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Tate Modern

Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00
Friday and Saturday, 10.00-22.00
Admission is free, Special Exhibitions (ex:Time Zones Recent Film and Video - 6 October 2004 – 2 January 2005) £6.50

London Eye

Adult £11.50, Student (with valid NUS or ISIC card) £9.00

The Eye is approximately five minutes walking distance from Waterloo tube (follow signs for the South Bank) and Westminster tube station (exit one, follow signs for Westminster pier)

Sunset-Time Nov11th 4.16pm

Airport Service 025

There are two terminals at Gatwick, North Terminal and South Terminal. An excellent monorail system connects them. The main coach station is on the ground floor of South Terminal but almost all our services call at both terminals, dropping you right at the doors.

Finding us in South Terminal:

Most of our services call downstairs at the main coach station. Lifts and a walkway or escalators take you one floor up to Departures. National Express has two ticket desks in South Terminal, one in Arrivals and the other in the coach station. Our staff will be pleased to help with any enquiries.

Finding us in North Terminal

Most of our services call downstairs just outside the International Arrivals area, by the terminal doors. Lifts and escalators take you up to Departures.National Express has a ticket desk in North Terminal, in Arrivals. Staff there will be pleased to help with your enquiries.

Put six busy markets in one small area of London, and you've got Camden, a mecca for alternative fashion, music, and all kinds of things that'll intruigue or amaze you. Camden Lock offers a wide range of original gifts, and - as you might guess from the name - is right next to the canal: a good place to disappear for a walk if the crowds, particularly on a sunny Sunday afternoon, get a little too much. Camden is the kind of place where you'll find pretty well everything you're looking for, from fresh strawberries to a palm-reader.

Allies + Morrison

The building stands on an awkwardly shaped site not far from the new Tate Modern gallery south of the Thames. The heterogeneous urban fabric is reflected in the new structure. The front of the building, facing on to Southwark Street, is boldly contrasted with the rear. While the latter rises in three steps to the top and is distinguished by narrow slit windows, the 36-metre-long north face overlooking the main road is fully glazed. The exposed concrete skeleton-frame structure visible through the facade is based on a 4.50-metre grid.

Am Londoner Themseufer entstand ein Park in englischer Tradition, jedoch zugleich im urbanen Kontext eines Entwicklungsgebietes.

Im vergangenen Jahrzehnt hat der Stadtpark gleichsam eine Renaissance erfahren. Stadtgestaltung wird zunehmend als eigenständige Disziplin wahrgenommen, und die Planung von Parks wird nicht mehr bloß als Ausweisen eines grünen Farbkleckses auf einem Plan verstanden. Diese stärkere Beachtung der Freiraumgestaltung hat Landschaftsarchitektur und Stadtgestaltung näher zusammenrücken lassen.(topos)

Located in Holloway Road, north London, one of the busiest arterial routes in the city, the new Postgraduate Centre of the Metropolitan University required an iconic structure that would lend it a distinct identity in its desolate surroundings. Daniel Libeskind, the architect, has created a strikingly expressive sculpture consisting of “three intersecting shards”.

Adjaye Associates

The borough of Tower Hamlets in east London has successfully implemented a new municipal library concept in the form of an “idea store” with a community centre. The library, with a steel skeleton frame, is built over an existing shopping arcade.

Whether you like or loathe the Barbican's brutalist concrete towers, it's a rare example of comprehensive 1960s redevelopment proving a long term success.

The Barbican was designed by Chamberlin Powell & Bon. The engineers were Ove Arup and partners. The scheme was constructed betwen 1963 and 1973. The scheme covers some 14 hectares (35 acres)

On a key City site close to St Paul's, Michael Hopkins' Bracken House addresses the marriage of old and new with a rare wit.

1 Friday Street, London, EC4M 9JA

103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DU

Centre Point stood empty for 15 years and made its cynical developers a fortune. Now this former hate object is Grade II listed and loved as a London landmark.

The building was designed by Richard Rogers Partnership and built 1990-94. Strong and simple in its architecture and dominated by an impressive entrance, the qualities of the Channel Four building extend to the perimeter scheme of offices and housing.

124 Horseferry Rd London, SW1P 2TX Westminster

A blob, a cycle helmet, a sliced egg... whatever you think it looks like, Foster's home for the GLA is a remarkable and idiosyncratic building on the bank of the Thames. [...] once the 'strawberry' in a speculative office development called More London, an icon of computer generated design and construction [...]

The Queens Walk, SE1 2JH, Southwark

Trinity Pier, Orchard Place, E14 0JW, Tower Hamlets

At once funky and surprisingly old-fashioned, the art colony of Container City is a prime example of how developers can mix profit with social concern.

Links to London Coulture:


London Architecture Urbanism


a nicely hidden london guide
(try [crtl-a] to read it)

London Litrature


Gatwick - London Connect


Bus: national-express
Gatwick South Terminal (x.20h) to
Victoria Station ([x+1].45h) £6pp

None of the following metrobus lines appear to connect to the Center of London but to some minor railway stations and surrounding villages: 2 (only south terminal)
10 100 200 490 (north & south terminals)

Rail: GatwickExpress £12.00 to Victoria Station every 15 minutes 05,20...

Young Architects in London

Buschow Henley Architects

Niall McLaughlin

Wells Mackereth

Woolf Architects

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