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 our programme topics and a more detailed 3 month programme, April - June 2018 here.

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New London Neighbourhood Tour - Elephant & Castle

Walking Tours, Wednesday 25 April 2018

10:30-12:30

Join us for this special walking tour of the area between Borough and the reconfigured Elephant and Castle gyratory - a unique part of Zone 1, quickly emerging as a central London residential hotspot.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 27 April 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre in Bangladesh Lunchtime Talk

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 27 April 2018

13:15-13:45

Hear from Co-founder and Trustee of the Mannan Foundation Trust, Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows, on this community-led project in a remote village of Bangladesh, further exploring the exhibition currently on display in the NLA galleries.

Tall buildings in London - how many is too many?

Breakfast Talk , Friday 27 April 2018

08:30-09:30

With over 500 tall buildings in London’s pipeline, how do we know they are responding to the right needs of a growing city?

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Free Event, Saturday 28 April 2018

10:30-13:30

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 4 May 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

NLA's Big Quiz!

Charity Quiz, Thursday 10 May 2018

18:15 - 21:30 (arrivals from 18:00)

NLA’s Big Quiz is back! Get ready to test your knowledge of London’s history, cycling and current affairs, and be in with the chance of winning some excellent prizes.

Knowledge Capital: London’s health and education estates

Half-day Conference, Thursday 10 May 2018

09:00-13:00

Half-day conference, exploring the transformation of London’s education and health estate, major campus expansions, relocations and reconfigurations.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 11 May 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

VeloCity: connecting Cambridge and Oxford

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 11 May 2018

13:15-13:45

A re-imagining of the village for the 21st century, focusing on six villages situated close to the Oxford to Cambridge rail link, connecting two major Knowledge centres.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Saturday 12 May 2018

14:00-16:00

Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas now continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods, adapting the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings and transport links to meet future needs.

Inspiring Women Speed Mentoring

NLA Evening Event, Tuesday 15 May 2018

18:00-21:00

The evening will bring together the built environment’s younger talent with more established professionals for a night of encouragement and inspiration, giving you the opportunity to discuss a particular challenge or seek career advice — both men and women are welcome!

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 18 May 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Knowledge Capital: Curator led tour

Lunchtime Talk, Wednesday 23 May 2018

13:15-13:45

Curator led tour of NLA’s Knowledge Capital exhibition, examining the transformation of London’s education and medical sector. As the population grows, the capital continues to pioneer new technology and ground-breaking design to deliver enhanced teaching, research and health service facilities for all Londoners.

Housing update: optimising and increasing density

Half-day Conference, Thursday 24 May 2018

09:00 – 13:00

With the Mayor committed to protecting the green belt, and the London Plan's big push for the development of smaller sites, how are we optimising and increasing density across the capital? What does this mean for the types of housing produced? Are we creating the right sorts of places that can be home to all generations?

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 25 May 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 1 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

NLA Annual Lecture 2018 Amanda Levete CBE

Annual Lecture, Wednesday 6 June 2018

18:30-20:00

This year’s Annual Lecture is one of the highest profile events in the NLA calendar and a headline event of the London Festival of Architecture in June.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 8 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Knowledge Capital: Curator led tour

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 8 June 2018

13:15-13:45

Curator led tour of NLA’s Knowledge Capital exhibition, examining the transformation of London’s education and medical sector. As the population grows, the capital continues to pioneer new technology and ground-breaking design to deliver enhanced teaching, research and health service facilities for all Londoners.

STEM Careers in the Built Environment at London Real Estate Forum

Learning event , Tuesday 12 June 2018

10:30-13:00

Introduce pupils to an industry that needs them, in our free schools preview of the London Real Estate Forum - a prestigious event in the property industry calendar.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 15 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 22 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Knowledge Capital: spaces for health

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 22 June 2018

13:15-13:45

A detailed focus on current and future transformations in medical and health facilities in London. Hear from key stakeholders on updates to major institutions across the capital, exploring the complex and detailed design necessary to create successful, safe and sustainably facilities for the future of the capital’s health sector.

UCL Campus Tour: the heart of Bloomsbury

Campus Tour, Wednesday 27 June 2018

10:30-12:30

Join NLA for a site visit of University College London’s Bloomsbury campus, for a detailed update on campus development strategies and major new building projects, both in progress and recently completed.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 29 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Knowledge Capital: spaces for innovation

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 6 July 2018

13:15-13:45

A detailed focus on current and future transformations in research and innovation facilities and the effect on the wider regeneration of their area. Hear from key stakeholders on updates to major innovation and research institutions across the capital.