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 | Public Spaces for Diverse Places: Identity, Race and Public Realm
TALK | OK Boomer! - Age and Public Realm
WALK | Public Art on the streets of London
TALK | Perspectives on Public Art, 2020
TALK | Global Commuting: Lessons for London
TALK | London and Beyond; the 'Colourful Crusade' of post-war architectural scul ...
REPORT | Engineering in the City Walk
London’s Parks: the London Society Ideas Competition
Are London's Cycling Policies Working for Everyone
How Do We Get Estate Regeneration Right
REPORT | Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space
BOOK REVIEW | Charles Booth's Poverty Maps