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.

Private 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 public model talks every Friday, which are free to listen to. These are at 12:30pm and run for approx. 20 minutes. Click here to book on to an upcoming model talk.

Occasionally we may have to cancel these talks at short notice 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.


Urban Bodies

16 Aug - 14 Dec

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 17:00

New London Architecture presents Urban Bodies, a documentation of the imaginative, immersive performance Willi Dorner brought to the City as part of the London Festival of Architecture in June.

Dorner’s group of brightly dressed dancers, performers and free runners from London travelled through the City from Principal Place to the Barbican, creating a moving chain of temporary physical interventions and contortions. This exhibition documents their incredible journey in which the troupe intertwined and stacked their bodies in doorways, arches, alcoves, alley ways and gaps in public buildings, exploring the relationship between bodies and urban space.

Presented in partnership with Culture Mile, Brookfield Properties, and the City of London Corporation. Click here to learn more.

Associated panel discussion: Performance in the Public Realm on 28 October. Join Willi Dorner and a panel of experts for an evening exploring the links between architecture and performance. Click here to register for free.

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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