Lunchtime Model Talks

Every Friday

Free Drop in Event


Free 20 minute introductory talks around the City of London's official architectural model of the square mile. One of our knowledgeable team will introduce the 1:500 scale interactive model, revealing what it teaches about the history, present and future of the City of London. Detailing every existing building and planned new development in the City the model is a fascinating record of its built environment, allowing a panoramic birds eye view of the area.


Please note: The City of London Model will be at MIPIM from 7 - 21 March so will not be on display here at The City Centre during that period. There will be no model talks on 9 March and 16 March, we apologise for any disappointment caused. 


City of London Showoff with Steve Cross

Thursday 22 March
19:30 - 21:30

Tickets available here

Price of the ticket includes a glass of wine or beer (with a paid bar thereafter)

The City Centre is excited to announce our inaugural City of London Showoff event in collaboration with comedian Steve Cross. We will be hearing from a variety of speakers and stand up acts including Charlotte Mykura, Philippa Jefferis, Hannah Cameron, Oliver Broadbent, Eleanor Morton and Ed Jefferson on a variety of topics from the City's architecture to the art of wandering and getting lost in the Square Mile.

The evening will also be a chance to learn about the new buildings popping up in The City. The City Centre and NLA's Head of Learning Lettie McKie will be giving an introductory talk around our official architectural model. This promises to be a great night of storytelling and comedy on all things City of London. 

Steve Cross might be the UK's nerdiest comedian. He specialises in making clever people funny and runs Science Showoff, where anyone can try anything about science on stage. Steve also runs the Books Showoff and has performed at a variety of events and venues including the Science Museum, The Edinburgh Science Festival, Green Man, the Natural History Museum and the Barbican.

Image credit: Jason Hawkes 2018

Past Events

The City Centre has an active programme of events, from City Walking Tours and Model Talks to events that celebrate the Built Environment and Green Infrastructure in The City.  

Click here for more information on our past events. 


* Concession tickets are available for City of London Corporation Staff and Students 

The City Centre is managed by Pipers on behalf of the City of London Corporation
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