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.
TALK | Palaces of Pleasure
WALK | Shoreditch: urban conservation and renewal
TALK | How We Work: Pollard Thomas Edwards
REPORT | Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space
BOOK REVIEW | Charles Booth's Poverty Maps
REPORT | London's Great Estates - Covent Garden
Central London Walking Network | 28 November Conference
REPORT | 22 Bishopsgate - behind the scenes tour
REPORT | Alexandra Palace Theatre - Behind the Scenes