Wren300 marks the tercentenary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren, one of Great Britain’s most famed architects, with a series of events and activities throughout London planned at some of the buildings he is known for.
Wren300 brings together the architect’s iconic London landmarks: St Paul’s Cathedral, the Square Mile Churches, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the Royal Hospital Chelsea as well as Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Georgian Group and other organisations for the celebration.
Some of his most famous buildings will host a programme of events across the year, such as special exhibitions, conservation workshops, lectures, tours, choral events, and a float in the Lord Mayor’s Show.
Some of the highlights for groups
St Paul’s Cathedral will launch a special exhibition exploring the life of Christopher Wren, and the building of St Paul’s from the ashes of the Great Fire of London.
The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich will run specialist tours from March 2023 onwards looking at the extraordinary life of Wren and the impact he made on this site. Throughout the summer months groups can also enjoy additional exhibitions, concerts and a special focus on architectural heritage.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Home of the Chelsea Pensioners will mark Wren’s architectural genius through specialist tours of the 66-acre site, where he lived and worked, his importance as an astronomer through a series of star-gazing workshops and his significance in the development of the London skyline through a commemorative programme of music and worship.
The Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ will also be on hand to link three of Wren’s masterpieces in particular, and a special boat ticket will connect The Old Royal Naval College, St Paul’s Cathedral and Royal Hospital Chelsea, being located in close proximity to Greenwich, Blackfriars/Bankside and Cadogan piers respectively.
Christopher Wren was one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history, designing 53 London churches, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as many secular buildings of note.
For more information on Wren300 and listings of associated events taking place across the year, go to www.wren300.org