Bloomsbury Art Deco appreciation walking tour

Discover London - history walks and events
Discover London - history walks and events
Public group

Russell Square

Bernard Street · London

How to find us

Meet outside Russell Square tube station. Look out for the red Meetup sign.

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In this guided walk, we will discover a variety of Art Deco buildings in the Bloomsbury area. Walk lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The origin of the movement has been traced to the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. It launched an era of 'moderne' architecture, art and design.

The term 'Art Deco' started to be used in the 1960s when the style became popular again.

Despite its short reign, cut short by the Second World War, the Art Deco movement left its mark with skyscrapers, office blocks, cinemas, flats and apartments, petrol stations and garages across the world.

1.30pm - Meet outside Russell Square tube station
1.45pm - Start circular stroll of Bloomsbury with Jean - max 3 miles
3.15pm – Finish walk – drink and chat at the Friend at Hand pub (optional)

- London's first skyscraper
- Guilded bronze insects
- The George Orwell connection
- Stylised lamp posts and railings
- 'The oldest new building in London'
- Community living apartments
and much more...

Meetup fee: £7 (payable in cash on the day at the start of the tour). If you have 'unpaid' by your name, please ignore.

Please change your RSVP to not going if you cannot make it. There’s no need to write a message. We leave at 1.45pm promptly. Thank you.

Any questions, please ask. Look forward to meeting you!