Architecture Ride: Arts and Crafts

Saturday 23rd April 2005

"Arts and Crafts was one of the most far-reaching, influential and popular design movements of modern times..." [V&A]

As a follow-up to our last ride looking at Shaw's buildings, we ran an Arts & Crafts ride looking at the influences of this period and to complement the exhibition at the V&A.

(Friends of Bolton Cathedral)
(Friends of Bolton Cathedral)

Despite the weather predictions the rain luckily held off. Seventeen of us met at Broad Sanctuary for an excellent tour led by Tom Bogdanowicz of the LCC.

We rode through central and east London, taking in places like Lincoln's Inn Fields, the Art Noveau-style Black Friar pub, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Clerkenwell. Architects include Pugin, Webb, Townsend, and Butterfield.

Many thanks to Tom for an excellent, informative, and altogether most enjoyable ride!

 Credit: Photo courtesy Tom Bogdanowicz

Photo courtesy Tom Bogdanowicz