LS | 2016 SUMMER PARTY Copyright_Jack_Hobhouse

The London Society organises 30-40 events each year for its members. These include walks, talks, tours of buildings and developments (often places not open to the general public), debates and lectures, as well as social events such as the Summer Party.

Click on the arrow ( ➡ ) to see a write up of individual events.

Members get priority booking for events and discounted rates. You can join the Society and get these benefits by clicking here. To get our twice-monthly newsletter that lists forthcoming events, sign up here.



Debate | Architectural Marmite: 8 iconic London buildings you’ll love or hate

TALK |How to plan London 

TALK|Building and Dwelling: Ethics for a City – A Panel Discussion

TALK | How We Work: Studio Egret West 

London Symphony film screening 

TALK | London’s Great Estates: The Portman Estate 

TOUR | Streets in the Sky – The City of London’s ‘Pedways’ 

TALK | The Survey of London: Recording London’s built environment since 1894 

TOUR | Market Day in Hipster London 

TALK | Markets the heart of our Great City 

TALK | London’s Public Street Markets: The City beyond the City 


TALK | The London Plan: What it means for all Londoners ➡

TOUR | King’s Cross Central: A Neighbourhood In The Making ➡

TALK | Discovering Secret London ➡

DEBATE | House Me London 

TALK | King’s Cross: Creating a new ‘Great Estate’ for London ➡

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Beaumont Hotel 

TALK | London Icons: The Illuminated River ➡


TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: The Future of Planning 

TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: Delivering Growth 

TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: Regeneration 

TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: Social/Affordable Housing 

TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: History ➡

TOUR | Islington Pub Crawl

TALK | 2017 Banister Fletcher Lecture, Loyd Grossman on the Future of the Royal Parks 

WALK | Brixton: From Riots to Recovery

TALK | London’s Great Estates: The City of London Corporation 

TOUR | Chancery Lane Walking Tour 

TALK | London Icons: The history and future of tall buildings in London ➡

WALK | Hampstead Garden Suburb

WALK | Contemporary Architecture Walk

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Bush House

TALK | London Icons Series: 50 years of conservation areas 

WALK | The Cadogan Estate 

APPG | Social Housing after Grenfell 

WALK | Historic Bermondsey 

TALK | Great Estates Series: Cadogan and Chelsea – the making of a modern Estate, with Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive 

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: the Interchange Atrium in Camden with architects Barr Gazetas 

AGM | The Society’s Annual General Meeting: minutes and presentations can be downloaded here

TALK | London Icons Series: Jonathan Glancey celebrates the Routemaster, ‘A marriage made in London’ 

WALK | Great Estates Series: Mayfair walk

TALK | Great Estates Series: Will Bax of Grosvenor Estates

TALK | Paint it Black: Stephen Bayley on London’s black cabs

TALK | Saturday Morning Architecture School. A series of five talks looking at the evolution of London’s architecture 

DEBATE | A Better Green Belt? Making the Green Belt fit for the 21st Century 

WALK | Historic Greenwich

TALK | What is Driving Change in Outer London?

TALK | London’s Great Estates: Peter Murray introduces the series

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Charterhouse, with architects Eric Parry Associates

TOUR | Notting Hill: Historic Pub Crawl

TALK | London’s Icons Series: the Brompton Folding Bike, with designer Andrew Ritchie

TALK | Park Lane Boulevard: A Vision Without Tunnels

PRIVATE VIEW | Transcending Boundaries Exhibition, the PACE Gallery

TOUR | Behind the Scenes at the Design Museum with director Deyan Sujic 

DEBATE | Writing London: What Makes Great London Writing? 

WALK | Spitalfields: London’s First Melting Pot

TALK | Smart Technologies: can they meet London’s environmental challenges?

WALK | Bloomsbury: Urban Gentility and Bastions of Academia

DEBATE | The Big Debate: The Next London Plan

You can also see earlier events – from 2016 and 2015 and 2014.

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