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Peter Murray


We’re planning over 50 events this year – talks, debates, lectures, tours, schools, walks and others.

Key to the Society is sharing the message of what gets discussed, so we’re looking for volunteers to write up our events so we can publish a report here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

We’ll give you free tickets for the event you’re covering (and a +1 for the talks and debates).

It would be great if you could help. Just sign up using this form and we’ll be in touch.

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Peter Murray


The latest edition of Planning in London magazine is now published and can be read below.

Planning in London is produced by the London Planning and Development Forum (LPDF). The LPDF was formed in 1980 following an all-party inquiry into the development control system. It selects topics to debate at its quarterly meetings and these views are reported to constituent bodies. It is a sounding board for the development of planning policy in the capital.

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Peter Murray


Vote for your least favourite London sculpture and you could win a bottle of champagne. Dozens of monuments were nominated for the London Society/London Historians  prize and VOTING IS NOW OPEN on the shortlist.

Public nominations reflect a variety of grumbles, including a (perceived) lack of quality in the artwork, or an inappropriate location. The poll closes 20 February, and the ‘winner’ will be announced at our special event on 26 February.

There is also the opportunity for you to propose people, events or things that are not currently commemorated in the capital, and which you feel deserve recognition.

The Shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:

  • A Conversation with Oscar Wilde | Strand
  • ArcelorMittal Orbit | Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Bomber Command Memorial | Green Park
  • Dolphin Lampposts | Thames Embankment
  • Eye-I | Broadgate
  • Girl with a Dolphin | St Katherine Docks
  • I K Brunel | Paddington Station
  • Monument to the Women of WW2 | Whitehall
  • The Meeting Place | St Pancras Station
  • William | Central St Giles

See below for images of the shortlist, and cast your vote here.

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Peter Murray


The Society is very pleased to welcome its latest corporate supporter, E H Smith Architectural Clay.

EH Smith Architectural Clay have been advising Architects on façade materials since 1922. Still privately owned, we are proud to have played our part in supplying bricks, terracotta rainscreen and other materials to thousands of sites across London. (You can see some of their recent projects here.)

EH Smith are particularly passionate about the unique creativity that is possible with the humble brick and the way it has shaped London throughout the years. We work with the whole construction supply chain from Client to Bricklayer to ensure that the right materials are selected and supplied. This service is backed up with over 500 members of staff, a fleet of 60+ delivery vehicles and 13 stocking locations. Find out more here.

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