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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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: density and small sites

Half-day Conference, Thursday 24 May 2018

09:00 – 13:00

With the London Plan's push for the development of smaller sites, how will boroughs unlock complex pieces of land for housing? What are the implications for already overstretched local planning departments? 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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Holborn

Walking Tours, Wednesday 30 May 2018

10:30-12:30

Discover this rich slice of London as it gears up for the changes that Crossrail will bring in 2018, offering a diverse neighborhood mix of retail, residential and workspace use.

Future Retail powered by PechaKucha

Pecha Kucha, Wednesday 30 May 2018

18:00-20:30

Retail is in a time of flux. With growing rents, online retailing, and an emphasis on experiential visits rather than standard shop floors, London’s retail community is working hard to meet customer’s needs. But how is the sector evolving to work smarter, harder and remain competitive? What is the future for our high streets and shopping centres?

NYLON - tackling homelessness in London and New York

NYLON, Thursday 31 May 2018

13:00-15:00

With over 160,000 people in London without permanent accommodation and over 63,000 sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system, how are these global cities tackling homelessness and providing innovative solutions to house those who need it most?

London History Day at NLA

Learning event , Thursday 31 May 2018

11:00-15:00

Visit NLA and hear stories of London inspired by the London History Day theme of courage.

New York bookings - NYLON - tackling homelessness in London and New York

NYLON, Thursday 31 May 2018

08:00-10:00 (local time)

With over 160,000 people in London without permanent accommodation and over 63,000 sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system, how are these global cities tackling homelessness and providing innovative solutions to house those who need it most?

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.

Open House Families at NLA - Discover your City

Free Event, Saturday 9 June 2018

11am - 3pm

Start your Open House Families adventure at New London Architecture where you can view our unique interactive scale model of central London, and take the Walking Bus tour, discovering incredible sights and stories across the West End.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Saturday 9 June 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.

Under 5s Morning

Free Event, Monday 11 June 2018

11am - 12.15pm

Attend one of our special creative, hands-on and sensory sessions to introduce your little ones to the inspiring buildings all around them.

STEAM 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.

Grosvenor's 20 year vision: Central London's growth

Half-day Conference, Tuesday 19 June 2018

09:00-12:30

A special invite only half-day conference - ‘Grosvenor's 20 year vision: Central London's growth’.

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.

Under 5s Morning

Free Event, Monday 25 June 2018

11am - 12.15pm

Attend one of our special creative, hands-on and sensory sessions to introduce your little ones to the inspiring buildings all around them.

Isle of Dogs: London’s emerging metropolis

On Location, Tuesday 26 June 2018

12:30-19:30

Guided by a new OAPF launching this spring, and aided by the imminent arrival of Crossrail, the Isle of Dogs is experiencing unprecedented change, creating a unique set of challenges.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 27 June 2018

10:30-12:30

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.

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.

Beyond London boundaries: growth in the wider South East

Half-day Conference, Thursday 28 June 2018

09:00-13:00

London and the Wider South-East region accommodate one third of the population of England, and the growth projected for the next decades will mean the provision of millions of additional new homes, infrastructure and jobs.

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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 14 July 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 - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Wednesday 25 July 2018

10:30-12:30

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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 11 August 2018

14:00 - 16:00

Traditionally the historic and financial heart of the capital, The City of London continues to experience ongoing regeneration. Home to some of London’s largest and most high-profile tall buildings, this ever-changing neighbourhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.

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.

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.

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.