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The Vintage Guide To London | August 23, 2017

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Last chance: The Battle for Betjeman's Britain

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: THE BATTLE FOR BETJEMAN'S BRITAIN

Did you know that Marble Arch (official name: Wellington Arch) is home to a gallery? Their current exhibition ‘Pride and Prejudice – The Battle for Betjeman’s Britian’ examines how John Betjeman and others campaigned in the Thirties to protect our architectural heritage from both indifference and neglect and reveals how Britain’s listing system eventually emerged from the ruins of the Blitz.

The exhibition includes surviving fragments and rare photographs of some of the worst heritage losses of the mid-20th century including Robert Adam’s Adelphi Terrace (1768-62) near the Strand, the Pantheon entertainment rooms (1772) on Oxford Street and Euston Arch (1837) in London as well as an elegant Georgian terrace in Exeter.

Pride and Prejudice – The Battle for Betjeman’s Britian
Quadriga Gallery
until 15 September
Entry £4