New London Architecture

About Us

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 two public galleries in London featuring large scale interactive models of the capital. 
 
Visit us, see our upcoming events, view our latest research or join us as a member today!
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NLA

NLA has been based at The Building Centre in central London since launching in 2005. 

NLA’s year-round programme examines all sectors of London’s built environment from housing to commercial development, culture to infrastructure, as well as major areas of opportunity across the capital. The carefully curated mix of research, events and exhibitions provides comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting London’s changing physical environment and attracts leading decision-makers, local government, professionals, students and members of the public.

The NLA galleries, situated on the ground floor of the building, tell the story of London’s development through both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions, including our giant scale model of central London. 

The galleries are open, free of charge, six days a week, and receive over 10,000 visitors each month from London, the UK and abroad. Opening times and details of how to get here can be found on our Visit Us page.  

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.

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.
 
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.
 
London at MIPIM
For over 25 years NLA has represented London at MIPIM. We take over 600 organisations to the international property show in Cannes to showcase London’s development opportunities.
 
New London Quarterly (NLQ)
New London Quarterly is an award-winning magazine about built environment issues as they affect the capital. 
 
London Architecture Diary
A one-stop listing of all architecture related events and exhibitions taking place in London, with a new guest editor every month. 

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.

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

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 number of gallery, meeting and event spaces for hire both at The Building Centre and at The City Centre.

Events 
Both venues offer large city models as a backdrop for events – the New London Model in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre and the City of London model at The City Centre in The Guildhall.

NLA Members are entitled to discounted rates and NLA Partners have one free use each year of the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre for an event. Contact us for details.

Gallery space

There is also gallery space available for hire at both venues, both spaces 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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