Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride report: 30 October 2010 Markets and squares in North London

A relatively short, leisurely ride looking at the marketplaces and squares of north London plus a few bonus buildings.

We’ll see the surprising variety of hidden Victorian squares in Islington and Hackney ranging from the Gothic style of Carpenter to the classic lines of Roumieu and Gough as well as Isingtonian ‘period’ developments by Leroux and others that have been favoured as residences by politicians and writers alike.

The ride incorporates popular north London markets including Smithfield, Spitalfields and Brick Lane (only a couple are active on a Saturday). Additional north London curiosities will include London’s only building by Liebskind and residential housing by Piers Gough.

There will be an opportunity to visit one of oldest London churches: St Bartholomew’s (entrance £4/ £3 if in a group).

We are grateful to Tom Bogdanowicz for leading this ride.

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