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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.


TALK | London Lives: 24 iconic people and places around the clock 

WALK | Canary Wharf

TALK | How We Work: Make Architects

TALK | Smithfield Market; past, present & future 

WALK | Developers and the City

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: the Southbank Centre

2018 Banister Fletcher Lecture 

TALK | Affordable Housing and the planning system: From Margaret Thatcher to James Murray  ➡

TALK | How We Work: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

WALK | Romford Garden Suburb

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Here East

WALK | Battersea and Nine Elms 

TALK | The city’s railhead markets ➡

TALK | Never Mind The Bollards: London’s Iconic Street Furniture 

TALK | The Saturday Morning Planning School: The City

TALK | How We Work: Kohn Pedersen Fox

TALK | The Saturday Morning Planning School: The Borough

TALK | The life and times of Camden Lock market

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Highgate Cemetery

TALK | The Saturday Morning Planning School: Density & Housing

DEBATE | The London BREXIT debate 

TALK | The Saturday Morning Planning School: The Neighbourhood

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Bartlett School of Architecture

TALK | The Saturday Morning Planning School: The Site

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Congress House

TOUR | Civic Pride: Public Architecture between the Wars

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Granada Theatre

TOUR | Industrial History of the Lower River Lea

TALK | How We Work: Alan Baxter Ltd

TOUR | Camberwell Beauty ➡

TALK | London Online

TOUR | Clerkenwell & Smithfield

DEBATE | Planning for the unknown – London in 2050 

TALK | How We Work: Allies and Morrison

TOUR | London’s Great Estates: Tour of The Portman Estate

WALK | London’s Slave Trade: The People, the Port & the Profit

TALK | Rationalising land use allocation in the Green Belt ➡

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Senate House

TALK | The quick perspective of the future’: London buildings of the 1930s 

TALK | The architecture of 1930s Public Service buildings

TOUR | Industrial Dagenham Docks

TALK | Why design in the 21st Century?

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: 2 Willow Road

TALK | The brilliant modernity and artistic achievement of London’s Edwardian Architecture

TALK | The 1980’s – waking up to post-modernism

DEBATE | Regeneration and Good Growth – good for who? 

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Hackney Town Hall

TALK | The Plan for London and the concrete better world

TALK | London’s Great Estates: Soho Estate 

TALK | The peaceful bit between the two world wars

TALK | Making London a National Park City 

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Travellers Club ➡

TALK | Saving London’s Heritage 

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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