Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Welcome To London 1951

DC Editor Adam writes…


At about 2.15p.m this afternoon I'll be standing on this spot…






The photo - shot from County Hall by Westminster Bridge – features in the South Bank Exhibition Guide for the Festival of Britain 1951



… and it shows the site of the Festival before development.

The Festival of Britain 1951 plays a big part in the first part of my Somewhere Else London walk – a tour of the South Bank and North Lambeth – this afternoon at 2pm (Embankment tube).

Here's a map of the site…




And here's the spot where we'll discuss the Festival this afternoon…


I'll be returning to this terrific book - a treasure trove of period detail, facts, figures and vintage advertising – over the course of the winter. In the meantime, here's a preview video of the tour…






The Somewhere Else London tour costs £10/£8 - pay on the day or BOOK NOW via Pay-A-Tour…


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