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.



Everyone a Maker - Everyone an Architect

Sunday 22 April

Free drop-in event
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Did you know that Architects design and build our city? Come along to this fun-filled family workshop to build your own city. Become architects for the day designing and constructing your own building models to create a cardboard city at Rich Mix. Be inspired by the built environment of the local area on facilitated tours happening throughout the day that will reveal the stories of east London past, present and future!

For ages 4+, younger siblings are welcome

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To book your (free) place on one of the walking tours click here

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Walking City Gardens with Marion Blair

Saturday, 19 May
14:00 - 15:30

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Celebrate the start of Summer by joining guide and garden expert Marion Blair for a walking tour exploring the City of London's green spaces. Linking into LFA's theme for 2018 this bespoke tour will give you a unique insight into how the gardens and pocket parks of the Square Mile shape the City's identity

This walking tour starts at The City Centre and will take in the gardens on the West side of the City of London including Barber Surgeons, Postmans Park, Moor Lane Air Quality garden and the Dunnett planting at the Barbican. These gardens provide a great contrast between the old and the new as well as between community and corporate planting schemes. The walk will last approximately 90 minutes and end beside St. Pauls underground station.


City Briefing: Public Realm

Wednesday, 30 May
18:00 - 19:10

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Our City Briefing events give you the chance to learn about how the work of different teams within the City of London Corporation contributes to improving the built environment of the Square Mile. This month we will be hearing from the Public Realm team, along with a panel of industry experts, for an evening of debate and discussion around how the City is continually evolving to meet the needs of the growing community and an increasing number of visitors.

The team is currently working on major strategies in key areas of the City including Moorgate, the Eastern City Cluster, and a new cultural destination called Culture Mile. These are the foundation for improving the streets and public spaces in the Square Mile. The team is also delivering a temporary public art project called Sculpture in the City, as well as a City wide Lighting Strategy.

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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