With 263 towers of more than 20 storeys set to be built in London, there’s ever more pressure on the public spaces that surround them. Think Tank New London Architecture is inviting us to consider this in its current exhibition, but has also selected 10 forthcoming public spaces it says are the capital’s ‘most exciting’.
The think tank worked with designers, politicians and developers to decide the list, which includes some you’d expect — such as the Thames Baths project — and some of the more controversial developments in the city, such as at Earls Court, and the High Road West regeneration of Tottenham. Both these have come under criticism from people worried about being priced out of their home area.
The politics of regeneration aside, New London Architecture says the list aims to “demonstrate the most exciting, thought-provoking and forward-thinking projects that will transform the capital and set an international standard of 21st century living”.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to spending time in these spaces? Let us know in the comments below.
See also: What next for our public spaces?
Public London: 10 Years Of Public Spaces runs at NLA, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT, until 11 July. Entry is free.
Christie’s in South Kensington is admittedly more auction house than a museum, but it stays open late the first Tuesday of every month for the public to drop in for a drink and hear art experts talking about a specific topic or theme (past ones have included interior design and natural history). These late night events also offer an insight into the workings of the auction room.
Location: Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LD
Price: Free, no booking required
Next event: 20th Century Design, 2 June, 6pm-8.30pm. Free, no booking required. Also 7 July, 4 August, 1 September, and continuing monthly until December
Where we have central boilers that provide heating to a number of flats we’ll be switching the heating off at the end of this week. The heating remains off until the autumn.
Annual Barbecue and Garden Party
Remember it’s on 26 June at 7.30 – and it’s always a good event. There’s a children’s entertainer, music and lots of food.
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19:30, Queen’s Theatre
It’s the big musical seen by more than 70 million people in 43 countries in 22 languages around the globe and it is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 30th year.
We’ve got 25 tickets in the stalls with a face value of £65 and £45 which we are making available for just £17.
Hampton Court Daytrip on Saturday 12th September. Leaving Jerome at 9am. £16 Adults Free for Children.
For more information and booking contact firstname.lastname@example.org