Lunchtime Model Talks

Every Friday

Tickets: 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.



Cycle in the City Bike Tour
with Peter Murray

Saturday 18 August
14:00 - 16:00
Tickets: £18/£14*
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Over the weekend the bustling streets of the City are quiet and peaceful making it the perfect time to discover the Square Mile by bike. Join Peter Murray (Chairman of The City Centre and NLA) for this one-off cycling tour of The City of London. The tour will take in key pieces of architecture such as Smithfield Market, the Barbican, London Wall and new developments in the Easter Cluster Area. We will explore the rapidly changing architectural landscape and investigate the opportunities and challenges that will arise in the area over the next decade. The route will allow riders to study the Corporation's recent improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure in the Square Mile.

This tour will start at The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5AG and end at Aldgate in the East.

Guests are invited to bring their own bicycles. Santander cycles are available to hire nearby from Cheapside, Wood Street, Aldermanbury, Finsbury Circus, The Bank of England Museum and Fore Street. See here for hire details.


Workshops for Young People aged 15-18yrs

Architectural Drawing

Monday 10 September 
(every Monday for 5 weeks)
17:00 -  19:00

An exclusive course for young people aged 15 - 18yrs pursuing higher education in Architecture either at foundation or degree level. Each week students will work with architect mentors from a different practice to learn the art of architectural drawing. You will develop new work for your portfolio, hone technical drawing skills and learn how to creatively apply your talents to generate, visualise and present your own ideas. Inspired by a range of new schemes across London you will learn more about the development of the city and the issues that affect you, including sustainable planning and the housing crisis. You will also get the chance to use Sketch-Up and work with different media. 

To apply for a place on this course download the expression of interest form here and email it back to Learning Co-ordinator, Hannah Askari, by Monday 3 September.


Workshops for Young People Aged 16-18yrs

Generation Pop-Up: design and build an art structure for Broadgate

22, 23 and 29 September

Want to leave your mark on central London? For one week in September, you could be the creative vision behind a one-off installation at Broadgate - London’s biggest pedestrianised neighbourhood. Plus, your work will be seen by thousands of people in one of the most vibrant spots in the city.

From an intensive design competition weekend in June with Scale Rule, a collective of architects and engineers, to presenting your idea to a team of industry judges, this is a unique and career-building opportunity to turn your ideas into practical experience and knowledge in the fields of architecture and engineering.

For more information email 


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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