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.



Half-Term Workshop for Young People: Transforming Spaces through Design  

27 and 28 October
10.30 – 16:00

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Have you ever heard of landscape architecture? Where architects design buildings landscape architects reimagine and design for the future of a city's outside environment. If you’re aged 14-19yrs and into art, architecture or design spend two days during October half term learning about an amazing career path you might not have heard about before.

You’ll get to meet professionals who will set you a brief responding to a real site in the City of London. You will get to try out your own ideas for how to transform it for the better, coming up with creative ways to change how it looks to make an impact on how people feel and act when they are there. To perfect your final designs you’ll visit the site, learn from case studies and do a range of practical activities including architectural drawing and Sketch-Up. You’ll also get the chance to improve your communication and public speaking skills, working in teams to complete a final presentation for your project.

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© The Landscape Partnership

© The Landscape Partnership

A Smarter City: Smart Infrastructure Panel Talk

Chaired by Patricia Brown

Wednesday 15 November
18:00 - 20:00

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For the third and final part of our A Smarter City competition we focussed on 'Smart Infrastructure' and searched for new ideas on security, energy and transport in the City of London. New data and real-time analysis about behaviours and usage in The City offer the ability for us to do more with less. Both low and high tech solutions, coupled with progressive policy measures can quickly unlock capacity and efficiency across energy networks and roadways.

Join Patricia Brown at The City Centre along with three of the shortlisted entrants to our Smart Infrastructure competition to have a lively debate about how ‘Smart’ ideas can improve working and travelling around The City of London. This free event will include presentations from Anna Sieczak and Oliver Lee from The Landscape Partnership, with other speakers to be announced shortly.

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A Smarter City: Final Event

Thursday 15 November
18:00 - 20:30

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Over the past six months The City Centre has hosted a series of exhibitions and events as part of our ‘A Smarter City’ programme. We have focused on three themes; Smart Green Spaces, Smart Buildings and Smart Infrastructure in order to search for new ideas that could be taken forward and used within The City of London.

Join us at The City Centre for an evening of presentations from our competition winners Atkins, Schréder, BAMMomentum Transport and McGregor Coxall. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session between the winners, jury and audience as well as drinks and networking. We will finish the evening with our esteemed jury announcing the overall winner of the A Smarter City ideas competition.

Click here for more information on the programme and shortlisted entries.  

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. 


Our Autumn programme of events will be announced in early September.

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

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