Walking in the footsteps of John Nash and the Prince Regent
By BonnyBonafilla on July 07, 2014
This is probably the most regal walk in London. It showcases some of the splendid architecture that arose from a collaboration between one of our greatest builder kings of modern times, George IV, and his most trusted architect, John Nash. Together they sought to rebuild London in the image of the Eternal City, ancient Rome, at its zenith. The only tragedy is that George didn't live long enought to get the job done. His successor William IV lacked the vision to finish what his elder brother had started.
Nevertheless there's a host of good stuff by Nash to see on this walk. We'll start off with his beautiful terraces that encircle Regent's Park, criss-crossing the park we'll make our way down Portland Place into Regent's Street and Waterloo Place. From there we'll follow the Mall to St. James's, visit Clarence House, home to Charles and Camilla, and then stop off to admire Buckingham Palace before travelling up to Constitution Place and on to Marble Arch, Nash's triumphal arch modelled on the ancient Arch of Constantine.
Follow my route and read all about it here: https://www.justsaying2u.com/2014/07/walking-in-the-footsteps-of-john-na...