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Thomas Moore Tour: 500 Years of Masterplanning

Monday, 07 August 2017 at 10:20AM - 1:00PM
RTPI, The David Fryer Room, 41 Botolph Ln, London EC3R 8DL, UK
RTPI London

Guided Walk with Lester Hillman 

This year marks 500 years of the publication of 'Utopia'. In twelve pages of his book famous Londoner Thomas Moore set out his blueprint for an ideal town plan. 

Guided by Lester Hillman a retired member, former Visiting Professor, accredited guide and World Town Planning Day leader the colourful dramas and personalities will be explored in a walk concluding at Guildhall. In the aftermath of the Great Fire 1666 (the theme for walks last year) More's blueprints were influencing the masterplanning of London exactly 350 years ago. The walk will also  celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Act and 50 years of Conservation Areas.


  • 10.30 - The David Fryer Room for a short introduction
  • 11.00 - Depart from RTPI Botolph Lane
  • 13.00 - Tour ends

RTPI London is very grateful for facilities made available by RTPI Botolph Lane.