Edwardian Exuberance

Saturday 7th May 2011

The 1890s and 1900s were a boom time, with the wealth of Empire and industry flowing into Britain. In London this brought about a frenzy of building and re-building.

In these heady times architects threw off the earnestness of the Victorian "battle of the styles" and cheerfully pillaged every architectural style, old and new, to satisfy their clients' love of luxury and ostentation.

Extravagant, inventive, whimsical and vulgar, in Edwardian architecture bling is writ large.  We'll explore its dazzle in pubs, offices, hotels, churches, shops, stations, theatres, memorials, mansion flats and private houses.

  • Meet in the The Black Friar pub, corner of Queen Victoria St and New Bridge St (EC4V 4EG), north end of Blackfriars Bridge, 10.30am for a 10.45 start.
    [click here for map]

Lunch on the way
Finish c 5pm in Clapham

Ride led by Tom Bogdanowicz and Mark Knox.

All welcome - no need to register - make sure your bike is roadworthy

A Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride