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The Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico

A Westminster City Council housing estate of the 1950s; winner of a Civic Trust Award in 2000 as the outstanding building scheme of the previous forty years.

Keeling House, Bethnal Green

A Denys Lasdun Grade II-listed masterpiece, council housing designed in innovative cluster block form for Bethnal Green Metropolitan Borough Council and completed in 1959.

The Old Oak Estate

A cottage estate built by the London County Council from 1911 – ‘the culminating achievement of the Council’s venture into garden suburb planning before the First World War’.

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‘Pied Piper’, Willi Soukop. Elmington estate, Camberwell

By Rosamund Lily West. The sculptural mural, ‘Pied Piper’, by Willi Soukop, was installed on the Elmington estate in Camberwell in 1959 by the London County Council. This viewpoint looks at the theme of the Pied Piper and how the LCC wanted the mural to resonate with residents, in particular, children.