The Changing Skyline of London with Nick Salmond

The Changing Skyline of London with Nick Salmond


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Description

Today the skyline of London is a symbol of the city, with landmarks such as the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral or the Big Ben clock tower famous the world over. But over time the skyline has changed in dramatic ways – thanks to genius architects and funding to build new and improved skyscrapers.

Our conversation will lead participants from the origins of the City, founded by the Romans in the 1st Century AD, through the middle ages when London’s skyline was dominated by the 489-foot spire of St Paul’s Cathedral. Our narrative timeline will continue into the modern age with a look in detail at many of the strangely shaped buildings that dominate the skyline today, including the Shard, the tallest building in western Europe.

Led by an expert on London's architecture, Nick Salmond, this Conversation will explore the ever-changing skyline of London. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of one of the world's most enchanting and intriguing cities.

About Your Expert

After graduating from the University of Bristol, Nick Salmond joined the BBC in 1988 where he worked for over thirty years in both Radio and Television, covering stories from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the death of Princess Diana to 9/11 and the COVID pandemic. Additionally, he covered numerous political stories from the departure of Margaret Thatcher to the election of Boris Johnson. In 2019 Nick switched courses and qualified top of his class as a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. The two-year course is one of the highest recognised tourism qualifications in the world. He was awarded the Katrine Prince award as Guide of the Year.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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B.K. (San Antonio, US)
Outstanding program

Wow, London has changed since I visited in the mid-1980s.
Delighted to see the old with the new.
Thank you

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E. (Garden City, US)
London Skyline

I came in late, but enjoyed it a lot. Even though I have been to London twice, he showed buildings that I did not know about. I will definitely watch the recording to see what I missed at the begjnning of the presentation.

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Elizabeth (Garden City, US)

I came in late, but enjoyed it a lot. Even though I have been to London twice, he showed buildings that I did not know about. I will definitely watch the recording to see what I missed at the beginning of the presentation.

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C.L. (Atlanta, US)
Lens of the changing London skyline

A fascinating program that uses the evolving London skyline to examine London history, urban trends, architecture, and unique aspects of London. The instructor is very knowledgeable and a skilled presenter. Highly recommended.

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Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Great explanations!

I thoroughly enjoyed this well planned presentation and learned a lot, especially about the newer buildings on the London skyline. Very informative and interesting!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
B.K. (San Antonio, US)
Outstanding program

Wow, London has changed since I visited in the mid-1980s.
Delighted to see the old with the new.
Thank you

E
E. (Garden City, US)
London Skyline

I came in late, but enjoyed it a lot. Even though I have been to London twice, he showed buildings that I did not know about. I will definitely watch the recording to see what I missed at the begjnning of the presentation.

E
Elizabeth (Garden City, US)

I came in late, but enjoyed it a lot. Even though I have been to London twice, he showed buildings that I did not know about. I will definitely watch the recording to see what I missed at the beginning of the presentation.

C
C.L. (Atlanta, US)
Lens of the changing London skyline

A fascinating program that uses the evolving London skyline to examine London history, urban trends, architecture, and unique aspects of London. The instructor is very knowledgeable and a skilled presenter. Highly recommended.

N
Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Great explanations!

I thoroughly enjoyed this well planned presentation and learned a lot, especially about the newer buildings on the London skyline. Very informative and interesting!