Walk and Talk Bedford Park

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Architect John Scott – a descendant of the great Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, whose works include the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras station and the Albert Memorial – offers us an insight into Bedford Park, built in the 1870s as an enclave for artists and aesthetes by leading architects of the time, including Richard Norman Shaw. A radical departure from the norms of late Victorian developments, Bedford Park provided architectural inspiration for the Garden City and Garden Suburb movements, which became increasingly important during the early years of the 20th century. John Scott gives members an introduction to the history of Bedford Park and the extraordinary community it created. The walk starts outside St Michael and All Angels Church, and ends with lunch at the Tabard Pub – both fine examples of the Art and Crafts style. The pub was built by Shaw in 1880, and the interior features include tiles by William De Morgan and Walter Crane.

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Meet outside St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Road, tube Turnham Green London W4 1TT