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New London Architecture

See London's growth - past, present and future - with the New London Model.


New London Architecture (NLA) is an independent forum about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The NLA own a 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London that shows London's historical and physical development via videos and touch screens.

The 12.5-metre-long model covers 85 square kilometres of London, 19 Boroughs and approximately 170,000 buildings, including 34 kilometres of the Thames with its corresponding 21 bridges. It extends from King's Cross in the north to Peckham in the south and the Royal Docks in the east to Old Oak Common in the west.

Full model shot
Hear about London’s expansion from past to present at New London Architecture © Paul Raftery Credit: New London Model


New London Model talk
12.30 - 1pm

NLA's giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London's historical and physical development to life. The free New London Model talk gives visitors the opportunity to learn first-hand about the growth of London from its Roman foundations through to the newest contemporary architecture and development.


New London Architecture
The Building Centre
26 Store Street

Open: Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm

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