Secure Cities

10 January - 20 April

Open Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 17:00


The City of London’s global success is partly due to it being a safe place to live, work and visit. Measures to ensure the safety and security of the City have a long history, from the defensive wall built by the ancient Romans to the latest strategies based on inclusivity and resilience.

What was once a bastion of the Roman empire is today a global financial centre and key contributor to the UK’s economy. Over the last 2,000 years the City’s inhabitants have changed from mostly residents to workers and the threats to security have evolved, presenting fresh challenges. Yet the need for forward thinking strategies to keep citizens safe remains unchanged.

This exhibition explores the history of security in the City, and looks at how the City of London Corporation and the City of London Police are using innovative new technologies and international intelligence to ensure that it becomes the world’s safest city area by 2025.


The City Model

Permanent Exhibition

Open Friday and Saturday*

10:00 - 17:00



The City model, produced by Pipers, is a unique way to study this history through the City's built environment. In addition to the historic street plan of the City and a number of heritage assets this 1:500 scale model of the city features all buildings that currently have planning permission which gives you a sneak peak at the City's future skyline.

Model talks are available for groups of 8 or more and can be booked by contacting or calling +44 (0)207 6008 362.

The City Centre's exhibition programme focuses on the Built Environment and Green Infrastructure within The City of London.  

Click here for more information on our past exhibitions.


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*Please note that on certain Fridays due to private events and school bookings access to The City Model may be limited. Please contact a member of staff before your visit to avoid disappointment.

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

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