London, City of Villages: A Guided Tour of Greenwich Millennium Village
Up until the Georgian era the vast majority of London was contained within the physical boundary of its old Roman walls. Beyond which lay idyllic villages before they were swallowed up by an expanding metropolis that has become the sprawling capital of today. Modern London has lived up to this legacy as a City of Villages and Greenwich Millennium Village is a thriving modern-day example.
Jestico + Whiles is updating and completing the award-winning Masterplan for Greenwich Millennium Village initiated by architect Ralph Erskine in the late 90s. Bounded on three sides by the River Thames, a noisy aggregates wharf and busy main roads, the design challenge confronts these physical boundaries. Calling to mind Erskine’s pioneering work on Byker Wall, a housing estate designed to shield the site from an intended motorway in Newcastle, we aren’t alone in designing with acoustic barriers in mind. Our 11-storey building on the scheme acts as an acoustic barrier to protect the heart of the community, demonstrating how, sometimes, physical barriers can work for good.
Join us on our guided tour, starting off at the Royal Docks and taking to the air on the Emirates Air Line, the cost inclusive, to explore our bounded new community development creating 1746 high-quality sustainable homes.
Enjoying views of the O2 to the west, verdant parks to the south and the Thames Barrier and beyond to the east. On foot, our guided tour will take us past Erskine’s earlier phases, through Southern Park and finally down towards our continuing work on Greenwich Millennium Village.
There is a limited number of tickets available for this exclusive tour.
For your visit
Emirates Air Line
This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.
Food & Drink
Just off the walkway linking Custom House DLR with the ExCeL, this branch is a favourite quiet spot for students.
Food & Drink
Tapas at this red-bricked Spanish place just inside the ExCeL comes traditional or with a modern twist.
Innovation in the Royal Docks
Thur 21 November
New London Architecture presents an evening showcase of innovation and development in the Royal Docks.
Art & Culture
EFG London Jazz Festival presents Royal Docks Weekender
Sat 23-Sun 24 November
The capital's must-see jazz bonanza is back, and this time they are taking over interesting spaces across the Royal Docks, creating a trail of free gigs.