New London Architecture

New London Architecture (NLA) is the world’s leading centre for excellence for the built environment.
Our purpose is to improve the quality of people’s lives by making London a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision for London is set out in The New London Charter, a declaration of the values that drive NLA’s policies and programme. 
NLA’s research themes can be found here, through these we examine the key opportunities and challenges facing London. We produce research, exhibitions, events and publications year-round, to share knowledge and debate these themes. As an independent member-supported organisation, our audience brings together the public, government, and cross-sector professionals both in London and internationally.
We have a nomadic public gallery in London featuring a large scale interactive model of the capital, and a City gallery focusing on the City of London. Visit the City Centre to find our latest exhibitions, preview the future shape of the capital through our giant models of London, and attend one of our regular talks or conferences. We also regularly host events around the capital.
Visit us, see our upcoming events, view our latest research or join us as a member today!
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NLA City of London

The City Centre is the place to come to learn about and debate the built environment of the Square Mile and home to the City of London’s official architectural model. Through exhibitions, events and learning activity, The City Centre provides access to the City for professionals, the public and young people, helping to inform good decision-making and inspiring young people to engage with the built environment.

The galleries are open, free of charge, six days a week. Opening times and details of how to get there can be found on our Visit Us page.  

NLA presents:

NLA programme
Annual activity based on our research that takes place across our three venues and numerous sites around London.

London Festival of Architecture
The world’s largest annual architecture festival. Every June 1-30 the festival offers a lively and diverse programme of 500+ public events, engaging over 800,000 people a year. Visit the LFA website.
London Real Estate Forum
The premier real estate event in London, over 2,600 decision makers from the business and property investment community come together for this two-day conference. Visit the LREF website.
Opportunity London
An update on the NLA annual London Boroughs report: the Opportunity London website underlines the role of the Boroughs in driving economic growth. It is a definitive guide to development and investment opportunities in London, with research and insight linked to a wider Opportunity London campaign.
New London Quarterly (NLQ)
New London Quarterly is an award-winning magazine about built environment issues as they affect the capital. 
The Architecture Diary
A one-stop listing of all architecture related events and exhibitions taking place in numerous cities around the world, with new guest editors every month. Visit the Architecture Diary website.

One City
A cultural guide to the Square Mile which shares news about the best pops up, new openings and gigs in the City of London. Follow One City on Instagram.

Don’t Move, Improve!
This annual programme champions London’s best new home extensions. Celebrating creativity, liveability, good value and sustainability. Visit the Don't Move, Improve! website.

Funding & Management

NLA is an independent, member-supported organisation. All funding comes from membership fees, ticket sales for paid events and sponsorship of our programme. Our membership is drawn from a wide range of private and public sector organisations with an interest in London’s built environment.

Space Hire - Events and Exhibitions

NLA has a gallery, meeting and event space for hire at The City Centre.


The City of London Model at The City Centre in the Guildhall is a great backdrop for events. 

NLA Members are entitled to discounted rates and NLA Partners have one free use of the City Centre for an evening event/reception per year. Contact us for details.

Gallery space

There is also gallery space available for hire at the venue, the space can be adapted to meet your needs, for more information on gallery availability and costs please contact us or call 0207 636 4044.
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