The New London Model

Permanent Display, Free Entry

© Paul Raftery

Close up of the City with viewing corridor overlay © Paul Raftery

NLA’s giant new interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films.

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.
 
Touchscreens allow buildings and major infrastructure projects to be brought to life across the surface of the model, showing the key areas of change and revealing the sheer scale of proposed development in the capital. Visitors can also call up detailed information and key facts on London’s newest and projects buildings. Integrated films document the history and development of the capital, the impact of the London Plan, major infrastructure plans, the rise of tall buildings and the ongoing influence of the Great Estates. 
 

Guided tours of the New London Model are available for groups of any size. We also offer bookable curators tours of our exhibitions. To arrange a private bespoke model talk or exhibition tour, please contact Katharine Rankin

Free Model Talks
Free lunchtime talks give visitors the opportunity to learn firsthand about London’s newest architecture and development. Click here for more information.

Schools Model Talks
Schools interested in visiting NLA, please see our Schools and Young People webpage.

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Location:
NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Please note, from Monday 4 September until late next year, there will be exit only and no entry to Goodge Street Tube station between 07:30 and 10:00 on weekdays. Please use nearby Tottenham Court Road or Warren Street Tube stations for the Northern line.

Price:
Free Entry

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NLA and the Building Centre

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

We are closed on Sundays, Bank Holidays, Easter Saturday and for the Christmas period from 24th December to the first working weekday of January.

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NLA unveils the New London Model and public spaces programme

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NLA this morning kicked off its Public London programme of events to celebrate 10 years of transformations to the city’s public realm and unveiled its new interactive model for the first time.

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