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 thecitycentre@cityoflondon.gov.uk or calling +44 (0)207 6008 362.

We hold model talks every Friday at 12:30pm, which are free to drop in and listen to. Occasionally we may have to cancel these talks due to private events. To avoid disappointment we recommend calling ahead or checking our Twitter feed (updated weekly) to see if the model talk is going ahead.


LFA City Showcase

20 May - 27 July

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 17:00

New London Architecture in partnership with The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), Cheapside Business Alliance and The City of London Corporation are proud to showcase the shortlisted and winning entries from LFA’s City design competitions. Over the last two years LFA have worked with a variety of talented architects, designers and artists to bring high quality, bespoke interventions to the Square Mile. The City of London is one of the festival’s four area partners for 2019, alongside Royal Docks, London Bridge and the Heart of London.

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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