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The Society is for all those who love London. It was founded in 1912 by a group of eminent Londoners concerned about the lack of planning in the capital. Luminaries such as Sir Edwin Lutyens, Raymond Unwin, Aston Webb, Beresford Pite, Frank Brangwyn brought people together to debate key issues about the future of the capital - housing, roads, railways, the channel tunnel, bridges and even airports - all high on the agenda today.

We arrange events and visits to a variety of places, buildings and institutions, some not generally open to the public, organise debates and lectures, including the annual Sir Banister Fletcher Lecture, addressed by distinguished speakers. The Society also sponsors the All Party Parliamentary Group on London Planning and Built Environment.


21 Jan 2020

TALK | How We Work: Pollard Thomas Edwards

4 Feb 2020

TALK | From City to Room: A manifesto for better living

8 Feb 2020

WALK | Public Housing London: Shoreditch and Bethnal Green

20 Feb 2020

TALK | Public Spaces for Diverse Places

3 Mar 2020

TALK | OK Boomer!

19 Mar 2020

TALK | Perspectives on Public Art, 2020


5 Dec 2019

REPORT | Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space

5 Dec 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Charles Booth's Poverty Maps

22 Nov 2019

REPORT | London's Great Estates - Covent Garden

11 Nov 2019

Central London Walking Network | 28 November Conference

11 Nov 2019

REPORT | 22 Bishopsgate - behind the scenes tour

11 Nov 2019

REPORT | Alexandra Palace Theatre - Behind the Scenes