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East End Homes walking tour

Join architecturally trained and chartered town planner Lachlan Anderson-Frank on an immersive and educational walking tour in East London exploring the housing landscapes surrounding Museum of the Home.

An A-Z Map focused in on Hoxton

East London is renowned for its immigrant communities which contribute to the cultural mosaic found around the Museum.

In this tour, you will explore a variety of homes in the area - what Lachlan refers to as a "great laboratory of housing". You'll discover the exteriors of a range of local homes from different periods, including several notable examples of homes built when East London was at the heart of experimentation in providing new social housing.

The tour will mirror the Museum's homes in the soon-to-open galleries as part of the Real Rooms Project. Opening in summer 2024, the gallery redevelopment will bring seven new stories of home to our permanent space, reflecting the interconnected histories of our multicultural East London community.

Get a taste of the latest stories and themes threaded throughout our new galleries and the lived experiences of the local communities represented within them. The tour will highlight Historical Homes, Social Housing Narratives, and Modern lived experiences as we walk the streets where so many have made home.

The walking tour is 2.5 hours long with access to toilets at the start and end of the tour only. It will begin at Bethnal Green tube station and end at Museum of the Home in Hoxton.

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Meet the tour guide

Lachlan Anderson-Frank is an architecturally trained and chartered town planner working at the London Borough of Enfield. Lachlan has contributed as an author to publications including Domus, Icon, Open City, the MIT Journal of Urban Planning, and Archdaily.

He has also appeared as a public speaker for Urban Design London, the Royal Town Planning Institute, 20th Century Society, the Urban Design Group, and has featured on design panels for Hackney Council and the Architectural Association.

Date
Saturday 11 May 2024

Time
1pm-3.30pm

Cost
£15

Location
Bethnal Green to Museum of the Home

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