Highgate has a unique identity having been a separate village from London but also one of the main routes into London. As well as getting a feel for the village, in this walk we discover some of Highgate's twentieth century radical housing developments and schemes which each have their own identity. We will pass Lubetkin's iconic modernist High Point I and II flats which were aimed for different types of modern convenient living; walk through Waterlow Park and learn of it conception as a garden for the gardenless and commanding spectacular views of London, pass Highgate cemetery, and explore Abraham Davis's Holly Lodge mock-tudor 1920s estate with its homes designed for lady workers. This is within a gated suburb on the land that had formerly belonged to Elizabeth Burdett Coutts - the richest woman in Victorian England. We conclude with Walter Segal's 1950s St Anne's Close designed in the former church grounds as a commune around a green, for the architect and a group of his friends. The houses were designed to a strict budget in post war Britain.
11:30 - 13:30
Archway Road London N6
On green opposite the Woodman pub