2016 Events


The London Society organises a wide range of 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.

You can see our more recent events here.


TOUR | Sculpture in the City walking tour

SOCIAL | Brompton to Belgravia Pub Crawl

TALK | In Pursuit of London: Curiocity author Henry Eliot 

TOUR | The Restoration of Peckham Rye Station 

TALK | Modern Craft with Henry Squire

LECTURE | Sir Terry Farrell gives the annual Banister Fletcher Lecture ➡ 

CONCERT | Songs for London II: Folk at EFDSS 

CONCERT | Songs for London I: Jazz at Pizza Express

TALK | Re/Shaping London

TOUR | No 1 Finsbury Circus

TALK | Re/Shaping London: West London Revisited

TALK | Pocket Living: Housing Innovation from the Coal Face

TOUR | The King’s Cross Development 

TOUR | Brunel Museum and the Sink Shaft

DEBATE | The Ruin of London? Owen Hatherley and Peter Watts on Battersea Power Station and the Nine Elms development 

TOUR | Behind the scenes: the Olympic Village

TALK | Subterranean London 

SOCIAL | 2016 Summer Party: Brunel Museum and Sinkshaft

TOUR | Behind the Scenes : The Globe’s Jacobean Theatre 

TALK | Peter York: Second Thoughts from a London Chauvinist 

TALK | The Renaissance of Prefabrication

TALK | Altered Estates: competing interests in estate regeneration. 

WALK | Islington’s New River Head

TALK | The Lost Art of Swimming the Thames

TOUR | Blueprint for Living Exhibition & Estate Tour

TOUR | Behind the scenes : Wilton’s Music Hall

TALK | A good London has industry

WALK | From Wren to Rogers: a photographic walk with Grant Smith

TALK | Create Streets; talk with Nicholas Boys Smith

WALK | Mountains, Lakes and Rivers of Rotherhithe

TALK | Are we making enough of the River Thames?

SOCIAL | Lunch in the Clink!

TOUR | Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

TALK | London’s High Life?

TALK | Co-housing in London

TOUR | Behind the scenes : Kenwood House

WALK | Bloomsbury to Holborn Pub Crawl

TALK | From Julius Caesar to Boris Johnson – 2000 Years of London Planning

TOUR | Fuller’s Brewery Tour

TALK | 1930s housing: a model for today?

WALK | Canary Wharf Walking Tour

TALK | Giving modernism a second chance

TOUR | Behind the scenes: the Albert Hall

TALK | Placemaking at Battersea Power Station

TOUR | Behind the scenes: Alexandra Palace

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