Monday 22 November 2010

Architecture Ride: Deco Decadence - Sat 27th Nov

Lambeth Cyclists have a track record of excellent Architecture Rides and their next looks set to be a real hit.

Deco Decadence
or, West London in the Jazz Age

Saturday 27th November 2010

The Art Deco style, which swept through Europe in the '20s and '30s, brought the streamlined glamour of Cadillac cars and Cunard liners to the design of everything from town halls to teapots, forming an elegant bridge between the Classicism of the early 1900s and the Modernism of the mid-century.

In London it is above all the style of the suburbs, whose characteristic building types - cinemas, tube stations, factories and roadhouses - became the classic expressions of the architectural new wave.

On this ride we'll be looking at some of west London's sexiest Deco confections, from the famous to the frankly obscure; prepare for glimpses of jazz-age sophistication where you least expect them...

** Meet outside Tate Britain, Millbank SW1P 4RG, at 10.30am for a 10.45 departure
[web map in link above]
Lunch at the Anglesey Arms, Wingate Road, nr Ravenscourt Park W6 0UR, about 1pm
Finish at Ealing Broadway, about 4.30pm.
No need to register, all welcome. Queries - Philip: 07960 026450 07960 026450

Ride led by David Garrard of English Heritage

A Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride