Tour the great white stucco palaces of Belgravia and Pimlico with Harry Mount, architectural historian and Editor of The Oldie.
Britain’s greatest contribution to architecture is the terraced house. And its finest terraced houses are in the streets and squares of Belgravia and Pimlico, built by Thomas Cubitt, London’s most prolific architect, for the Marquess of Westminster in the early 19th century. Inspired by Palladio’s villas and palazzi, Cubitt dreamed up a visionary classical landscape which survives intact, wrapped round Belgrave Square and Eaton Square.
Enjoy a walk taking in the highlights of Cubitt’s work, punctuated by a two-course lunch with wine at Boisdale of Belgravia (www.boisdale.co.uk).
11.30am Meet at Belgrave Square
11.30-1pm Tour Belgravia
1-2.15pm Lunch – Boisdale of Belgravia
2.15-3pm Tour Pimlico
Tickets are £135 (inc VAT) per person, including lunch with wine. Limited to 24 people. Guarantee a place with Helen by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01225 427311 (Monday-Friday)