New London Architecture

The London Story

Start: 01 July 2021 - 08:00
End: 21 September 2021 - 18:00

Unit 5, Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DQ

Visit us at Coal Drops Yard to learn the story of London’s development and how NLA is playing a role in the future shape of the city. In this brand new space featuring our model of central London, this exhibition brings to life London’s story, from a Roman settlement in AD43 to the dynamic, global and evolving capital city it is now. 
NLA has documented and championed London’s development since 2005, in our year-round programme we drive London towards a sustainable and equitable future, as set out in our New London Charter. In this exhibition we illustrate London’s strengths, the changing skyline, and how the city must adapt if it is to deliver zero carbon goals. 
Pop in for a coffee and look around or join one of our tours to learn more!

Model Talks

Join us for this free lunchtime talk in our new space at Coal Drops Yard and learn about London’s historical and physical development.
NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

At 12.5 metres-long, the 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 in the west and it includes a brand new extension of Wembley. 

All talks take place from 12:30 - 13:00, register now:

NLA is COVID safe! 
Under current government COVID-19 guidelines, NLA are running all events at 50% capacity with strict social distancing measures in place. Booking is essential and we insist on taking temperatures at the door and asking all guests to check in with the NHS Track and Trace app. Masks are mandatory for entry and visitors must be seated to consume any food or drink in the on-site coffee shop. 
We thank you for keeping each other and the NLA Team safe.


Monday to Friday: 08:00- 18:00  
Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 


Free lunchtime talks give visitors the opportunity to learn firsthand about London’s newest architecture and development, around the New London Model.


We offer our spaces for school visits! to see any of NLA's models, please contact for more information.


To arrange a private bespoke model talk or exhibition tour for your organisation, please contact


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