The City Centre is the place to come to learn all about the Square Mile - the unsurpassed heritage of its built environment; its present offer as a world class financial and business centre; its unique collection of cultural institutions and its exciting future as a vibrant, forward-looking place.
Featuring a series of exhibitions, installations and graphical material, The City Centre documents the make-up of the City - it’s cultural life; the business community; its places and spaces; the way it is run today and its plans for the future. Alongside that is a state of the art model of the City's current and future built environment.
The City Centre is available for private hire, with a board room, conference room and access to London's Roman Amphitheatre. The spaces are fully equipped to support a wide range of events including receptions, conferences, meetings and dinners. A dedicated team can provide event management, hospitality and catering.
Meet the team
Benjamin James O’Connor
Benjamin started as Director of The City Centre in September 2015 and has since developed several new streams of activity including an Education programme, Exhibitions, Public Events and a brand new Private Hire offer. Benjamin comes to the City from his role as Head of Operations at the Garden Museum which is where he developed his interest and expertise in green infrastructure and public space, two key focal points for the Centre’s activity.
Prior to his role at the Garden Museum, Benjamin has worked as a Gallery Manager for a private commercial gallery and an EA to the Director and Board of Trustees at Dulwich Picture Gallery. He trained in Fine Art to MA level at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, has been a Features Editor for an online lifestyle magazine and sits on a number of committees for Cultural Development.
Exhibition and Events Coordinator
Faith is The City Centre's Exhibition and Events Coordinator. She graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2014 with a joint honours in Art History and Business Management. Since then she has worked in Festival Administration roles for a variety of international Fringe venues in Edinburgh and Melbourne and as a Programming Intern for the arts charity Artis Contemporary in New York. Before joining The City Centre in May 2016 she worked as an Administration Assistant at James Gibb Factors, an independent property company based in Scotland. She is interested in contemporary art, design and craft. Faith is responsible for assisting with exhibitions, events, public programming and with the day to day running of The City Centre.
Lettie is our Education Manager. After studying Art History at the University of East Anglia from 2005 - 2009 she started her career at The Royal Opera House in 2010. Since then Lettie has co-ordinated public events and schools visits at a variety of arts organisations including the Barbican and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Most recently she ran the Learning department at Fulham Palace. She joins us with a wealth of experience developing and delivering Educational content for all ages, backgrounds and abilities and is excited by the new challenge of building the City Centre's Learning Programme.
Kostas is The City Centre Chef. He started working at the Centre early in 2016 developing new menu ideas for catered events, meetings and receptions. He has been cooking professionally since 1995 and has been working in restaurants, hotels and cocktail bars in both London and across Europe. Due to his Greek origins, the main focus of his cooking is flavours from the Mediterranean, pastries, breads and his own special blend of infused tea. He is a big fan of Asian culinary tradition and loves Japanese food. Interested in computers and technology, he is in the final year of his Computer Science B.Sc.(hons).
The City Centre
80 Basinghall Street
Tel: +44 (0)207 6008 362
The City Centre Gallery
Monday – Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
The City Model Exhibition
Friday - Saturday
10:00 – 17:00