The City Model

Open Friday*/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.

*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.


Generation Pop-Up Installation

A Tree Come True Exchange Square Broadgate

Until 26 October


An exciting new installation has arrived at Broadgate’s Exchange Square. We challenged a team of young Londoners aged 16-18yrs to design an art installation that tackles the theme of loneliness in London. The winning design, A Tree Come True, offers a real platform for social interaction and has been facilitated by Scale Rule, a collective of architects, engineers and designers. 

The project created in a collaboration between The City Centre and Broadgate, was designed to spark young peoples’ interest in the construction industry and related careers. Through free workshops facilitated by Scale Rule students aged 16-18yrs conceived group ideas for the pop-up creating drawings and models of their designs. The winning concept, chosen by a panel of industry judges, was then transformed into the final installation by Scale Rule’s team. 

Composed of a bespoke kit of parts made up of pipes, plywood and standard joining components the piece uses materials donated by Sir Robert McAlpine from Broadgate’s site. Scale Rule worked with a team made up of the young people and volunteers to complete the construction in one weekend. 

The pop-up will remain in situ until 26 October. 

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

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