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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Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 17 August 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 17 August 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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - West End

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 August 2018

10:30-12:30

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

NLA Study Tour: Brompton Bicycle

Study Tour, Thursday 30 August 2018

08:30-10:00

Brompton bikes play an important role in encouraging active travel across the capital. Designed by Andrew Ritchie in his flat overlooking Brompton Oratory in 1975, they are one of London's most iconic inventions. The Study Tour will explore the new home of this innovative product - the Brompton Bicycle factory in Greenford.

Sir Peter Hendy's Routemaster Bus Tour: South-West Crossrail 2 route

NLA Members Event, Monday 3 September 2018

17:30-20:30

DATE CHANGE - Monday 3 September. Join Sir Peter Hendy and Peter Murray at this exclusive Hendy Routemaster Tour.

Spiritland Talks: Architecture & Music - Sadie Morgan

Spiritland Talks, Thursday 6 September 2018

18:00-22:00

Leading designers discuss their work between playing their favourite tracks: Sadie Morgan will talk about the ideas that have guided her and how music has inspired her.

Constitutional London - enhancing the heart of Westminster

Breakfast Talk , Friday 7 September 2018

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

One of the key pillars of the 2018 Government Estate Strategy, published in July 2018, is to improve the experience of those who visit the heart of Westminster. Join NLA for this special breakfast briefing as we examine, for the first time, the Strategy and its future impact on central London.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 September 2018

14:00-16:00

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.

Portfolio Development Workshops: Architectural Drawing

Learning event , Monday 10 September 2018

Every Monday for 5 weeks

An exclusive six week course for young people aged 15-18 pursuing higher education in Architecture either at foundation or degree level.

Smart Art / Smart Cities - Part 1

Breakfast Talk , Friday 14 September 2018

08:30-09:30

Art plays a role of crucial importance in the creation and delivery of our cities’ places and spaces. What new approaches to art in public realm are being explored and what effect are they having on our cities?

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Free Event, Saturday 15 September 2018

10:30-13:30

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

Creative family workshops: design your home!

Free Event, Saturday 15 September 2018

10:30-13:30

Let your child become the architect! Work together with our professional educators to design your ideal home and learn the basics of architectural design.

The City of London - a global leader

On Location, Wednesday 19 September 2018

12:30-20:00

As global competition increases to attract and retain business, the City of London is embarking on major investment in innovations, technologies and initiatives that will keep it ahead of the pack. Join NLA for this City on Location event, hearing from key stakeholders and industry experts as we explore the changing trends and demands of occupiers in the City.

Smart Art / Smart Cities - Part 2

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 21 September 2018

13:15-13:45

Art plays a role of crucial importance in the creation and delivery of our cities’ places and spaces. What new approaches to art in public realm are being explored and what effect are they having on our cities?

Open House at NLA

, Saturday 22 September 2018

11:00-16:00

Visit NLA for a special series of talks and drop-in family workshops to celebrate Open House 2018.

Caring for 20th century buildings

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 25 September 2018

18:30-20:30

London’s most recent built heritage is gaining increasing attention from developers and heritage bodies, with many iconic examples from the period between 1900-1999 undergoing renovation to upgrade them for continued use. This was a period of intense change for the city, which is keenly reflected in its architecture – from Art Deco, Brutalism to Postmodernism and High tech – so how are we conserving these important pieces of our city?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 September 2018

10:30 - 12:30

Just 30 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.

Cultural Strategies: London’s changing places

Half-day Conference, Thursday 27 September 2018

09:00-13:00

As London’s growth continues, the role of culture and cultural investment becomes even more significant. What are the key opportunities to be explored around the integration of culture in development and regeneration? What are the major benefits of implementing detailed cultural strategies for London’s changing places?

Spiritland Talks: Architecture & Music - Michel Mossessian

Spiritland Talks, Thursday 27 September 2018

18:00-22:00

Leading designers discuss their work between playing their favourite tracks: Michel Mossessian will talk about the ideas that have guided him and how music has inspired him.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 October 2018

14:00-16:00

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

Waltham Forest: hotspot for creative-led growth

On Location, Tuesday 30 October 2018

12:30-19:30

One of the fastest growing economies in the capital and recently named by the Mayor of London as the first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is seeing unprecedented opportunities to grow and create exciting places for existing as well as new communities that live and work in the borough.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Wednesday 31 October 2018

14:00-16:00

Join us as we discover the historic estate neighbourhoods of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. Traversing either side of the Tottenham Court Road artery in the heart of central London, we explore the area’s diverse mix of hospitality, workspace, education, retail and residential uses.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 November 2018

14:00-16:00

Join NLA as we explore Shoreditch, London’s creative urban neighbourhood with an ever-changing supply of start-ups, independent cafes, event spaces and pop-up retail. Discover an area of east London undergoing unprecedented transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 November 2018

10:30-12:30

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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 December 2018

14:00-16:00

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.