New London Architecture

The City Model

NLA, The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, London, UK

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. 

The model is used by a range of built environment professionals involved in the shaping of the City and includes exact scale replicas of the buildings in and around the Square Mile, with added detail on illuminated buildings built since the year 2000. 

The original model base is now 30 years old, over this time the model has grown to include wooden blocks, detailed cardboard cut-outs and 3D printed buildings. There are three building colours on the model which are representative of different historical periods of the City’s architecture.  

Please note: Face coverings are required upon entering the building and should be worn in all public areas.

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