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.
WALK | Points of view: Understanding London’s townscape
BEHIND THE SCENES | Exchange Square
IN PERSON | Be Reasonable Demand The Impossible - Malcolm McLaren's London Life
IN PERSON | Olympic Park: When Britain Built Something Big
2022 Annual General Meeting of The London Society
BOOK REVIEW | Queer Spaces - An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places & Stories
2022 AGM - Monday 4 July
EVENT REPORT | Connecting Young People and the Built Environment
EVENT | From Church to Museum
EVENT REPORT| Car Wars: the trials and tribulations of developing London's subur ...
Kate Macintosh: Architecture for Society