Cycle a Century

The Balfron Tower, an example of one of the architectural styles that has transformed the London skyline

In the last century, new buildings, streets and green spaces have transformed the built environment of London's neighborhoods. What better way to explore them than on two wheels?

In the last century, new buildings, streets and green spaces have transformed the built environment of London's neighbourhoods. What better way to explore them than on two-wheels?

Led by expert guides, you'll weave in and out of London's back streets arriving at a number of neighbourhoods and learning about how its surroundings have changed over the last 100 years - from housing to parks to transport systems, you'll hear original insight into what makes these neighbourhoods so distinctive. 

Our cycle tours are approximately 3-4 hours long. You'll need your own bicycle and safety equipment to take part, and must agree to our terms & conditions when booking a ticket. 

Cycling a Century: East End Idealism
(Date TBC)

Researcher & Historian James Hulme will lead a cycle tour taking in some of the key landmark buildings, streets and green spaces places that have transformed Bethnal Green, Mile End and Poplar during a century and more of seismic change. The tour will highlight important works by mid-century architects including Erno Goldfinger, Denys Lasdun, Berthold Lubetkin, and Alison & Peter Smithson,  and more recent buildings by practices such as FAT and Fielden Clegg Bradley. From 20th Century idealism to 21st Century commercialism, reconstruction and regeneration, the tour takes a candid look at both successes and failures during the area's post-war, post-industrial upheaval. 

£20/18 (student concession with a valid student I.D)

Book online 

Please note: 
You must bring your own bicycle to take part in this tour
You must read and agree to our terms and conditions when booking a ticket
You must be over 18 to take part

For any queries, please contact: 
roshan.gibson@nationaltrust.org.uk
02078247134