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Best Architecture Tour in London as a date night idea
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2 Sep 2019
Best Architecture Tour(s) in London as a date night idea
Once you start dating, one of the key questions to ask is where to invite your new partner for a romantic excursion or two. London, England’s capital, is a bustling metropolis overflowing with fantastic date night ideas, whether you’ve just met on a flirting site and are keen to suggest locations for that all-important first encounter, or you’ve been an item for some time and are considering a getaway. This city has everything for budding romantics, but one of the best dating experiences you can have is getting to know the buildings themselves. Here are some of the best architecture tours for you and your loved one to enjoy.
Modern Architecture Tour
While London is famed for its striking historic architecture, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, as a thriving metropolis it is also blessed with more than its fair share of fabulous contemporary buildings. Its skyline is dominated by towering structures and skyscrapers which wouldn’t look out of place in a futuristic thriller like Blade Runner. Many of these buildings have won multiple awards, so if you would like to get away from the more traditional side of things and experience these up-to-date design masterpieces, this is the tour for you. Commencing at Southwark tube station, your tour guide will take you along the famous South Bank, describing all the fabulous buildings you’ll see around you.
Architecture on the Thames Boat Tours
Meandering through the center of London, the mighty River Thames has been a magnet for visitors for time immemorial. If you take an afternoon riverboat trip in the company of a knowledgeable guide, you can relax as the vessel costs along at a gentle rate, allowing you to take in the majesty of the surroundings. Your guide will be able to give you a complete background to each of the architectural wonders, their in-depth knowledge guaranteeing you become fully acquainted with the history behind the masonry. This tour also offers alternatives, such as a walking tour, a photographic jaunt, or the opportunity to review the scenic landscape at night time.
Architecture Foundation Tours
If you’re seeking a more holistic overview of London’s architecture, this tour is definitely for you. Managed by upbeat and expert guides whose backgrounds tend to be either architecture or architectural writing, you will be in safe hands as you are taken around the rapidly changing London vicinity. One notable aspect of this tour is the fact exclusive visits to certain buildings can be organized, where you can gain expert insight into what prompted its design.
New London Architecture Walking Tour
The densely-packed buildings around the historic and financial heart of the capital present a fascinating labyrinth for any visitor. Where a tour bus would simply trundle by, only offering glimpses of the tip of the iceberg, this tour allows you to get right into the heart of these iconic streets. Your guide will take you on an enlightening walking tour, allowing you to get right into the midst of these fascinating buildings, describing the stories of the Londoners who built and then worked or lived in them.
London Architecture Tours – Historic and Modern
These tours are relayed by an architect who will provide you with comprehensive information about the buildings around you, allowing you to unlock London’s rich history from the time of the Romans through the Middle Ages, onto the great Victorian era and right up to the modern age. If you study the tour’s website you’ll see they have an ongoing program of destinations, covering a diverse range of locations from modern Camden housing to King’s Cross and much more besides.
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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Contemporary London Architectural Projects, chronological:
London Building Developments – chronological list
Architecture Walking Tours London by e-architect
New London Buildings
Canaletto Tower, 257 City Road, Islington
Design: UNStudio, architects
photography © Hufton+Crow, © EvaBloem
Canaletto Tower Building
Sun Rain Rooms, Islington
Design: Tonkin Liu Architects
photo : Edmund Sumner
Sun Rain Rooms Home Extension
Dollar Bay, Isle of Dogs
Design: SimpsonHaugh, Architects
photo © Hufton+Crow
Dollar Bay Building
Second Home new Spitalfields rooftop space
Design: architects SelgasCano
photo : Iwan Baan
Second Home Rooftop Space London
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