Wood Green will be part of the prestigious London Festival of Architecture this summer – hosting a treasure hunt with a difference.
The Find Wood Green hunt will run on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June between 10am and 4pm, taking in some of the area’s fascinating buildings, and many of the talented people based there.
Visitors will get a map packed full of great locations, from 70s brutalist buildings and old factories to more modern creations including the colourful two-story sheds at Blue House Yard.
From musicians and sculptors to chefs, jewellers, saddlers and more, there are a huge range of makers and doers in Wood Green. Visitors will be able to sample some of their talents, and, like all good treasure hunts, there will be prizes too.
Wood Green was chosen for the London Festival of Architecture from more than 400 proposals following a successful bid from Haringey Council. The festival – which has been running since 2004 – is Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival with 400,000 people attending in 2017.
Haringey Council’s Chief Executive Zina Etheridge said:
It’s fantastic that Wood Green will be part of such a massive London event and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to show its architectural treasures off to the rest of the capital and beyond. We have some fascinating buildings here and some brilliant people who make them shine. Our treasure hunt will showcase all of this and some hidden gems along the way – so make sure you sign up now.
The tour will start at Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Rd, Wood Green, London N22 7TB.