Explore London from new perspectives!
Join us for a free lunchtime talk every Friday at The London Centre to learn about London’s historical and physical development, brought to life through NLA’s giant model of central London and The City of London model and accompanying exhibition.
At 12.5 metres-long, the 1:2000 scale London model covers more than 85 square kilometres of London, 19 Boroughs and approximately 170,000 buildings, including 34km 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 and Wembley in the west.
The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is the primary business district and historic centre of London. The 1:500 City Model is the best place for people to come to experience the future of the City of London’s skyline and engage with new developments, via exact scale replicas of buildings in and around the Square Mile.
The models are used by a range of built environment professionals involved in the shaping of London, and anyone interested in the past, present and future of London’s ever-changing development.