Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide/2018

The new series of city guides for architects by Architectour brings to life the lost essence of travel and discovery. A compilation of exciting places – known and not so known – arranged in an innovative way: a continuous scenic itinerary, which is fun to follow and is full of quirks and surprises along the way. Hand-drawn sketches by architect and author Virginia Duran are the personal touch of the book, revealing the essential without spoiling what is a traveling delight: our first impression of a place.

The first guide, Volume 1, captures London’s spirit through 290 fascinating locations. From Brutalist architecture to glass skyscrapers, religious architecture to five-star hotels, known museums to hidden gems and a handful of inspiring places for content creators. Architectour London is a fine and highly curated list of places, anecdotes and insightful tips that will help you tailor your urban explorations in a way you haven't done before.

This guides aim to record, honor and reclaim the significant, forgotten and sometimes overlooked locations of each city. New York and Paris will be the next volumes in the collection.

With a total of 402 pages, Architectour London is designed for the architectural traveler. The hardcover and premium-sewn binding will protect your book during your urban adventures and 3 bookmark ribbons will help you keep track of your favorite places. Additionally, the book comes with a box and a folded map. The high-quality cloth binding has London’s urban grid embossed on the cover. Can you locate the section?

Guide features:
• Dimensions 21.5x15 cm (8.5x6 in)
• Rigid fabric box
• Matching elastic closure
• 402 pages
• Superior ivory-colored, 115 g/m² recycled paper (FSC® Certified)
• Folded A2 map on an inner pocket
• 3 bookmark ribbons
• English version
• Premium cloth binding

Introduction VII
How to use this guide X
Quick facts about London XVIII
Chronology XX

Sites [1-290] 1
Calendar 293
Proposed Itineraries 296
- Places to eat and drink 298
- Films 322
- Further Reading 326

- By Sketch 328
- By Year of Construction 362
- By Architect 366
- By Category 371
Acknowledgments 377
About the author 378
Tube map 381

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    Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide/2018
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    Virginia Duran
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Cite: "Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide/2018" 24 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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