The NLA Programme

NLA’s year-round programme examines all sectors of London’s built environment from housing to commercial development, regeneration to infrastructure, as well as major areas of opportunity across the capital.

A carefully curated mix of research, events and exhibitions provides comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting London’s changing physical environment.

Download the programme up to February 2017 here, and the 2017 programme themes here.

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London’s Global Future as a Design Capital

Breakfast Talk , Friday 23 June 2017

08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

As the government negotiates the exit from the EU, how do we protect and ensure London's continued status as a global capital of built environment expertise?

Celebrating Excellent Black Architects

Soapbox talk , Friday 23 June 2017


In this lunchtime talk we will hear from the curator of the exhibition Celebrating Excellent Black Architects, Simone de Gale, and a participating architect about the great architectural projects showcased in the exhibition.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 June 2017

10:30 - 12:30

This area of London, along the south bank of the Thames, offers some of the most exciting and diverse spaces in the capital. With a generous supply of cultural buildings, transport links and river-side public realm, Bankside continues to see increased development of residential and workspace projects together with museum, gallery and theatre improvements.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 July 2017


Book-ended by Buckingham Palace to the west and Westminster Abbey to the east, Victoria is a truly unique neighborhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds.

London: Design Capital Powered by PechaKucha

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 11 July 2017


Where are London based consultancies working? What kind of projects are they delivering? What innovations and new technologies are being developed for use at a global scale?

Smart London: How can technology inform city shaping?

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 19 July 2017


Following on from NLA’s Big Debate on the London Plan in January, this half day conference will ask: Should the use of digital planning form part of the next London Plan?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - West End

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 July 2017


World famous for it’s theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 5 August 2017


Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 5 August for a day of free one-to-one

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Saturday 12 August 2017


Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Wednesday 30 August 2017


The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 30 September 2017


Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 30 September for a day of free one-to-one architect consultations.