Tour: Monarchy and Empire

Monarchy and Empire

Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June

15.00-15.45; 16.30-17.15

Event location details

Discover South Kensington marquee

Exhibition Road

Join Shepherds Bush community member Joanna Oyediran on a walk exploring the history and politics behind the development of this groundbreaking arts and science quarter, told through its extraordinary architecture.

We'll explore the extraordinary buildings surrounding Exhibition Road. Together we'll decode their symbols and discover how they were designed to assert the power of Western ideas and technology, as well as the growing power of the British Empire and its monarchy.

Tours depart on both days of the festival from the Discover South Kensington marquee, Exhibition Road, running 15.00-15.45 and 16.30-17.15.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event, suitable for ages 16+.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Talks and tours
Monarchy and Empire