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 | Waterloo Bridge: Putting women’s history on the map one bridge at a time
TALK | 2019 Saturday Morning Planning School - The 1990s
TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Alexandra Palace
TALK | 2019 Saturday Morning Planning School - The 2010s
TALK | 2019 Banister Fletcher Lecture
WALK | Wapping - Wharves, Warehouses and Water
REPORT | The City's Open Spaces
Chairman's Letter - October
Help Save the Cinema Museum
A Blue Plaque for Ronnie Scott
Forty Years On – C20 Society’s Autumn Lecture Series
Help reopen Camley Street Natural Park