Lunchtime Model Talks

Every Friday 12:30

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.



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.


Open House London 2018

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

10:00 - 16:00

For more information on Open House weekend click here

The City Centre will be open all weekend for Open House London 2018. Open House is a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places, and neighbourhoods where we live, work and play. 

Over the weekend City Centre visitors will have access to our upcoming exhibition and an overview of the latest developments and architecture in the City of London via the interactive 1:500 scale Pipers model that shows the future skyline with all of the proposed new towers.

There will also be a programme of free drop in talks and events:


Modern Architecture within The City of London talk with Peter Murray 12:00 - 13:00

Model talk and Q&A 14:00 - 14:30


Model talk and Q&A 11:00 - 11:30

DIY Skyline Family Drop in 14:00 - 16:00 - Help create a giant collaborative collage of the future city using recycled materials and lots of imagination! (Suitable for ages 4+, no booking necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)


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 



iPad Drawing Masterclass
with Linda Kitson and Millie Nice

Saturday 13 October

12:00 - 14:30

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Linda Kitson explores the City’s changing skyline through her vibrant digital cityscapes. Following the success of Kitson’s exhibition and our Summer workshop, join the artist and illustrator Millie Nice for another chance to learn how to capture the City’s changing skyline on your iPad this Autumn.

The masterclass will start at The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5AG and after an introduction inside the venue, the remainder of the masterclass will take place outside so please wear warm clothes. Attendees are required to bring their own iPads to the session as well as a copy of their favourite photograph. Folding chairs for drawing outside will be provided.


Urban Design in the City of London

26 - 28 October

10:30 - 16:00

Download the expression of interest form and return it to Lettie Mckie, Head of Learning by 8 October.

Urban designers are an integral part of making our environments attractive, accessible, safe and secure for the future. If you’re aged 14-19yrs and into art, architecture, planning or design you can spend October half term learning about a career path you might not have heard about before.

This course offers a range of hands-on practical activities, inspiring trips to public spaces and the chance to meet and learn from design professionals working in the public realm. You will have a fun, challenging and creative experience learning more about urban design, placemaking and the future of our cities. Over three days you will be challenged to think like a real urban designer, as well as well as work strategically and creatively, problem-solving as a team to respond to an authentic design brief. You will learn about key issues facing London and come up with your own original design solutions to them.

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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