Peter Murray named as one of London’s most influential people

The London Evening Standard has published its annul list of London’s 1000 most influential people and among them is Peter Murray, formerly a vice chairman of the Bedford Park Society.

The reason for the accolade is his work with the London Festival of Architecture: 

‘Peter is the founding father of one of the capital’s most significant events in the cultural calendar, the London Festival of Architecture. This year the festival hosted 500 events across the city. The New London Architecture is the centre of debate and discussion on the ever-changing face of London. Its revealing reports make headlines internationally’ says the Standard.

“I got a selfie with George Osborne and a glass of champagne, which was very nice” he says. His long career as a writer and commentator on architecture informs his views not just on  buildings but the way in which cities work. He has a broader view of the development of the city as a whole than most of us. Interestingly he’s in favour of both the building of the Chiswick Curve and the introduction of the Cycle Superhighway, which he admits does sometimes put him at odds with his Bedford Park neighbours.

Read more about Peter’s career and views on the This Is Chiswick pages