Architecture Ride: Norman Shaw
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Saturday 19th March 2005
"Richard Norman Shaw was the most influential and successful of all Late Victorian architects in Great Britain..." [ref]
Together with Nesfield, Shaw pioneered both the Old English and Queen Anne styles of architecture.
This ride focused on his work, including New Scotland Yard, showing the wide range of styles he used.
Photo: V&A Museums
We were very fortunate in having Benedict O'Looney along to guide us. Benedict is a keen cyclist and practising architect who teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, specialising in Norman Shaw.
Twenty-one people met on a beautifully sunny day by the old Scotland Yard. We were treated to many historical gems of 17th and 19th century London, including some magnificent town houses in South Kensington.
A big thank-you to Benny who's wealth of knowledge made our ride truly fascinating. Alas we didn't have time to see everything we hoped but a follow-up ride might be proposed. (Benny also led our Wealden ride.)
Our guide Benny shares another fascinating insight into the buildings of London.