October 2020

The Architecture of Royalty: Banqueting House to Buckingham Palace

Welcome to The Arts Society Great Ouse Valley
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 15:30
Zoom Webinar

Join us on a London tour to look at iconic buildings associated with the royal family & how they affected them.

This LIVE online tour will look at some of the iconic buildings associated with the royal family and how these buildings affected them.

The walk will feature John Nash and his architecture during the Regency and Georgian era, looking at how his work on Buckingham Palace still affects the royal family today.

It will also give the opportunity to explore the fascinating, though little known, battle that raged between neoclassical architects and their Gothic revivalist contemporaries in the late 18th century and for most of the 19th century

Buildings we will look at on our route include :

Banqueting House - Last surviving part of Whitehall Palace and execution place of Charles I.

King Charles Street - HMRC and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Houses of Parliament/Westminster Palace - Gothic architectural masterpiece by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin from the 1840's and site of the former residence of Henry VIII.

Westminster Abbey - A testament to English Architecture from 1065 to modern times with many famous architects from different eras including Henry III having worked on it from 1245. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who designed the famous telephone boxes also worked on the Abbey in the in the Abbey in the 1800's. Both Scott and Henry III are buried in the abbey.

St. James's Park via Central Westminster Hall - A look at the relationship between the Prince Regent who was later George IV and the architect John Nash while giving a nod to the relationship between Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren.

Buckingham Palace - From its beginning as Buckingham House to the scandal involving John Nash and the George IV's plans to transform it into Buckingham Palace where the royals still live today.

Tour hosted by Wonders of London