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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.

Below you'll find our latest blog posts - use the menu above (the 'domino' block top right of the screen) to find out details of our forthcoming events, more about the history of the Society, as well as our aims and our membership.

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

11 Nov 2019

London Society Corporate Supporters

11 Nov 2019

REPORT | Jude Kelly and the 2019 Banister Fletcher Lecture

7 Nov 2019

Give a London Society Membership for Christmas

9 Oct 2019

REPORT | The City's Open Spaces

7 Oct 2019

Chairman's Letter - October

7 Oct 2019

Help Save the Cinema Museum

7 Oct 2019

A Blue Plaque for Ronnie Scott

1 Oct 2019

Forty Years On – C20 Society’s Autumn Lecture Series

29 Sep 2019

Help reopen Camley Street Natural Park

29 Sep 2019

Road Rage! How Blackheath Beat the Motorways

29 Sep 2019

REPORT | London's Planned Road

25 Sep 2019

RTPI London Annual Summit 2019

17 Sep 2019

What's your favourite London film?

11 Sep 2019

REPORT | Are London's Cycling Policies Working for Everyone?

11 Sep 2019

Call for contributors

10 Sep 2019

Jude Kelly to give the 2019 Banister Fletcher Lecture

3 Sep 2019

Could you edit our newsletter?

30 Aug 2019

Saturday Morning Planning School 2019

12 Aug 2019

London Society Photo Competition

12 Aug 2019

New membership rates

12 Aug 2019

BOOK REVIEW | London Made Us, by Robert Elms

14 Jun 2019

Motions for AGM

4 Jun 2019

CHAIRMAN'S LETTER | June

30 May 2019

The 2019 London Society Summer Party

30 May 2019

REPORT | Talk: High Streets, the Value of the Public

30 May 2019

REPORT | Walk: Up and Down the City Road

28 May 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Inspiration | Provocation

17 May 2019

London Society Photo Competition 2019

15 May 2019

REPORT | Tour: Behind the Scenes at Broadgate

15 May 2019

Urban Tree Festival 2019

15 May 2019

2019 AGM

24 Apr 2019

REPORT | Beyond Retail: future functions of the high street

17 Apr 2019

Could you be a London Society Trustee?

12 Apr 2019

Planning in London: April 2019 Edition

8 Apr 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Built

6 Apr 2019

JOURNAL | From the Archives

5 Apr 2019

CHAIRMAN'S LETTER | April

3 Apr 2019

BOOK REVIEW | A Place for All People

3 Apr 2019

JOURNAL | CONSTRUCTING PLACES, BUILDING TRUST

2 Apr 2019

JOURNAL | Beyond Bricks and Mortar

1 Apr 2019

Of Streets and Squares

1 Apr 2019

REPORT | The Development of London's Railways

25 Mar 2019

JOURNAL | ALBERTOPOLIS: LONDON’S ORIGINAL INNOVATION DISTRICT

21 Mar 2019

TALK | Robert Elms: London Made Us

20 Mar 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Cook's Camden

20 Mar 2019

REPORT | The Planning System: Broken Beyond Repair?

19 Mar 2019

JOURNAL | Context Message

18 Mar 2019

JOURNAL | Chairman's Introduction

15 Mar 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Rings Around London: Orbital motorways and the battle for homes be ...

13 Mar 2019

REPORT | Commemorating London

13 Mar 2019

London's least-loved public monument | The Winner

13 Mar 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Municipal Dreams: The rise and fall of council housing

12 Mar 2019

Join today and get the latest edition of our Journal free

7 Mar 2019

CHAIRMAN'S LETTER | March

7 Mar 2019

REPORT | Southwark Cathedral: A Candlelit Tour

21 Feb 2019

2019 Journal | Contents

21 Feb 2019

REPORT | Clapham High Street Walk

21 Feb 2019

CHAIRMAN'S LETTER | February

30 Jan 2019

Air Pollution Debate | New Speakers Announced

30 Jan 2019

NEW | The London Society Forum

29 Jan 2019

REPORT | Canary Wharf Walk

28 Jan 2019

REPORT | London's Great Green Spaces

28 Jan 2019

Get two free tickets to a London Society event

23 Jan 2019

Commemorating London | Who should we honour?

15 Jan 2019

Write for Us

15 Jan 2019

Planning in London | Jan-March 2019 Edition

14 Jan 2019

Bad London Sculpture | Voting is now open

2 Jan 2019

E H Smith Architectural Clay

21 Dec 2018

London Society / RTPI London Debate Series

12 Dec 2018

BOOK REVIEW | Bus Fare

11 Dec 2018

The London Society | A new motto for a new year

11 Dec 2018

2019 THEMES | Engineering and Infrastructure

11 Dec 2018

2019 THEMES | London's High Streets

11 Dec 2018

2019 THEMES | Parks and Open Spaces

28 Nov 2018

REPORT | London's Railhead Markets

28 Nov 2018

REPORT | Smithfield Market: Past, Present and Future

21 Nov 2018

Looking ahead to the 2019 programme

20 Nov 2018

REPORT | The Banister Fletcher Lecture 2018

13 Nov 2018

REPORT | Affordable Housing and the Planning System

7 Nov 2018

CHAIRMAN'S LETTER | November

6 Nov 2018

BOOK REVIEW | London Lives

6 Nov 2018

Christmas Gift Memberships

6 Nov 2018

Banister Fletcher Lecture | Links and Information

5 Nov 2018

Win a bottle of champagne

30 Oct 2018

REPORT | Saturday Morning Planning School

23 Oct 2018

Nominate London's worst public sculpture

15 Oct 2018

Planning in London | Issue 107

10 Oct 2018

REPORT | Never mind the bollards

10 Oct 2018

REPORT | Planning School: Housing and Density

10 Oct 2018

Growing up in the Suburbs

9 Oct 2018

REPORT | Saturday Planning School: The City

9 Oct 2018

REPORT | The Life and Times of Camden Lock Market

3 Oct 2018

Help at our events

3 Oct 2018

Chairman's Letter | October 2018

27 Sep 2018

London Society Social Media Feeds

27 Sep 2018

REPORT | The London Brexit Debate

25 Sep 2018

The London Brexit Debate

24 Sep 2018

REPORT | TUC Congress House

24 Sep 2018

REPORT | Planning School 1: The site

24 Sep 2018

REPORT | The Bartlett School of Architecture.

28 Aug 2018

Tutor wanted - post-war housing in London course

28 Aug 2018

Thresholds Film Season

28 Aug 2018

Ben Derbyshire to give the 2018 Banister Fletcher Lecture

24 Aug 2018

Open House Weekend - Volunteers wanted

15 Aug 2018

Fourth speaker joins the London Brexit Debate line up

9 Aug 2018

The myth of the "green and pleasant" Green Belt?

9 Aug 2018

Chairman's Letter - September 2018

2 Aug 2018

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the London Society

2 Aug 2018

Free tickets to London Society events

29 Jul 2018

Conservation and Heritage Symposium, November 2018

24 Jul 2018

Brexit debate - new speaker added

19 Jul 2018

Favourite London Blogs

12 Jul 2018

The London Society Saturday Planning School 2018

19 Jun 2018

REPORT | London's Great Estates: the Soho Estate

19 Jun 2018

The London Brexit Debate

19 Jun 2018

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

31 May 2018

The Urban Regeneration of our Cities

31 May 2018

REPORT: Society Tour of the Travellers Club

31 May 2018

REPORT: Making London a National Park City

31 May 2018

Planning Action, Old Kent Road

22 May 2018

REPORT | Camberwell Beauty

22 May 2018

Housing Older Londoners

22 May 2018

REPORT | Saving London's Heritage

17 May 2018

AGM - Save the Date

17 May 2018

Become a trustee of the London Society

4 May 2018

REPORT | How We Work: Allies and Morrison

4 May 2018

REPORT | Rationalising Land Use Allocation in the Green Belt

4 May 2018

REPORT | London in 2050, Planning for the Unknown

3 May 2018

Free membership to the London Society

23 Apr 2018

BOOK REVIEW | A Place for All People by Richard Rogers

23 Apr 2018

New Corporate Supporter | Almacantar

17 Apr 2018

REPORT | Rationalising Land Use in the Green Belt

17 Apr 2018

REPORT | The Quick Perspective of the Future

17 Apr 2018

London in 2050: full lineup confirmed

16 Apr 2018

Journal of the London Society – contributions sought

13 Apr 2018

London Society Book Group | Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

13 Apr 2018

Planning in London | Latest Edition

9 Apr 2018

New Corporate Supporter | Fletcher Priest Architects

4 Apr 2018

Chairman's Report | April

3 Apr 2018

Lynch and Luxemburg on Dwelling and Beauty

3 Apr 2018

REPORT | The Portman Estate

15 Mar 2018

Planning for 2050

12 Mar 2018

London Society Events Programme

12 Mar 2018

REPORT | How to Plan London

12 Mar 2018

REPORT | 'Open Practice' Studio Egret West

23 Feb 2018

The 'On London' Crowdfunding Campaign

23 Feb 2018

REPORT | Pedways "Streets in the Sky"

23 Feb 2018

REPORT | The Survey of London

23 Feb 2018

Modernism in Metroland

16 Feb 2018

World by the Water Exhibition

8 Feb 2018

BOOK REVIEW | Big Capital by Anna Minton

8 Feb 2018

REPORT | Markets, the heart of our great city

7 Feb 2018

REPORT | Walking tour: Market Day in Hipster London

6 Feb 2018

Chairman's report - February

5 Feb 2018

Isn’t it iconic, don't ya think?

25 Jan 2018

A panel discussion with Professor Richard Sennett

24 Jan 2018

REPORT | 'The City beyond the City': London's Public Street Markets

24 Jan 2018

The India Club

19 Jan 2018

Journal of the London Society Online Edition

15 Jan 2018

The London Society London Book Group

12 Jan 2018

Planning in London: January 2018 edition

8 Jan 2018

Journal 472 is now published

21 Dec 2017

Review of the year's events

20 Dec 2017

REPORT | Saturday Morning Planning School 5: The Future of Planning

20 Dec 2017

The "How We Work" series - taking you behind the scenes

11 Dec 2017

REPORT | Discovering Secret London

7 Dec 2017

Chairman's Report December 2017

27 Nov 2017

REPORT | Saturday Morning Planning School 4: Delivering Growth

27 Nov 2017

Join the London Society - and save up to £10

27 Nov 2017

London Planning and Development Forum - December meeting

27 Nov 2017

BOOK REVIEW | High Buildings, Low Morals

15 Nov 2017

REPORT | Saturday Morning Planning School 3: Regeneration in London

13 Nov 2017

Report | The Beaumont, Mayfair

9 Nov 2017

The Historical Association tour of Spencer House

7 Nov 2017

Derwent London

7 Nov 2017

REPORT | APPG London's Planning and Built Environment October 2017

7 Nov 2017

REPORT | The 2017 Sir Banister Fletcher Lecture: The Future of the Royal Parks

3 Nov 2017

The London Society is selling out

3 Nov 2017

REPORT | Saturday Planning School 2 – Social/Affordable Housing

2 Nov 2017

Design for Living with the 20th Century Society

31 Oct 2017

Report | Saturday Planning School 1 - the history of planning in London

28 Oct 2017

REPORT | Brixton: From Riots to Recovery

24 Oct 2017

REPORT | Great Estates, the City of London

24 Oct 2017

London Historians - membership offer

19 Oct 2017

REPORT | Chancery Lane Tour

19 Oct 2017

'Our Hut' need volunteers

12 Oct 2017

Planning in London issue 103

4 Oct 2017

'London Symphony' screening at Southwark Cathedral

4 Oct 2017

Matt Brown: Discovering Secret London

2 Oct 2017

REPORT | The History and Future of Tall Buildings

22 Sep 2017

Saturday 'Planning School'

19 Sep 2017

London Planning and Development Forum

12 Sep 2017

REPORT | Society tour of Hampstead Garden Suburb

7 Sep 2017

BE: the journal of the Building Environment Trust

7 Sep 2017

'Stray Voices' - the history of homelessness

5 Sep 2017

Chairman's Letter - September

5 Sep 2017

London Symphony

1 Sep 2017

The work place, past and present: Centre Point to White Collar Factory

17 Aug 2017

Forthcoming events from RIBA Friends

17 Aug 2017

The challenges to London's Royal Parks

2 Aug 2017

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

2 Aug 2017

Chairman's letter - August

2 Aug 2017

Get involved with The London Society Journal

28 Jul 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Queer City by Peter Ackroyd

20 Jul 2017

APPG REPORT - Social Housing After Grenfell

14 Jul 2017

Minutes from the 2017 AGM

12 Jul 2017

Planning in London - July 2017 edition

7 Jul 2017

APPG - what next for social housing after Grenfell?

7 Jul 2017

The London Society Summer Party

5 Jul 2017

Volunteers Needed

27 Jun 2017

Book Review: Hackney Studios

27 Jun 2017

Memories of London

22 Jun 2017

Saturday Morning Architecture School

22 Jun 2017

Journal 471 is now Published

31 May 2017

2017 Summer Party

22 May 2017

Get the new London Society Journal

17 May 2017

Literary London Society Annual Conference

15 May 2017

Annual General Meeting - 26 June 2017

15 May 2017

BOOK REVIEW | How to Read London

15 May 2017

REPORT | The London Society Green Belt Debate

10 May 2017

Victoria Tower Gardens and the Holocaust Memorial

28 Apr 2017

Book review: London's Transport and London Underground

26 Apr 2017

Planning in London Spring 2017

24 Apr 2017

Save the Sunbathers!

21 Apr 2017

House Me London

19 Apr 2017

London History Day

19 Apr 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting - save the date

19 Apr 2017

London Society Bookshop

3 Apr 2017

If London were on fire...

30 Mar 2017

Saturday Architecture School

27 Mar 2017

Debate | Making the Green Belt fit for the 21st Century

24 Mar 2017

Planning for Housing: is it broken?

15 Mar 2017

REPORT: Park Lane Boulevard

13 Mar 2017

WRITING LONDON: what you're reading

13 Mar 2017

REPORT: Behind the Scenes at the Design Museum

1 Mar 2017

Volunteers needed

28 Feb 2017

Free Talk: the GATEway Project

22 Feb 2017

Sell-out events: why you should join the Society

21 Feb 2017

StatueFindr

21 Feb 2017

The Cadogan Estate

14 Feb 2017

The Chelsea Society

14 Feb 2017

Transcending Boundaries: free curator-led tour

13 Feb 2017

London's Great Estates

10 Feb 2017

The Urbanism Awards

8 Feb 2017

REPORT: Smart Technologies

6 Feb 2017

Literary London Society Conference: Call for Papers

6 Feb 2017

London Forum: 50 years of Conservation Areas

6 Feb 2017

Yes! In My Back Yard.

27 Jan 2017

Planning in London at 100

17 Jan 2017

The Thorney Island Society

17 Jan 2017

RIBA Comedy Night

13 Jan 2017

APPG AGM 2017

12 Jan 2017

Walk London

12 Jan 2017

We're looking for a blog editor

4 Jan 2017

BOOK REVIEW | This is London

21 Dec 2016

BOOK REVIEW | The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning

6 Dec 2016

DEBATE | Shaping the Next London Plan

6 Dec 2016

The Chairman's Christmas Message

5 Dec 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Zac versus Sadiq

1 Dec 2016

London Planning and Development Forum Meeting

1 Dec 2016

The AGM of the APPG

28 Nov 2016

REPORT | Modern Craft

28 Nov 2016

REPORT | Restoration of Peckham Rye Station

24 Nov 2016

REPORT | The 2016 Banister Fletcher Lecture

21 Nov 2016

The New Design Museum

17 Nov 2016

The Latest Journal has gone to press

15 Nov 2016

The Thomas Hawksley Lecture

9 Nov 2016

Sir Terry Farrell | Shaping London

9 Nov 2016

REPORT | Songs for London

8 Nov 2016

London Society Survey

7 Nov 2016

BOOK REVIEW | The RIBA Stirling Prize 20

1 Nov 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Curiocity: In Pursuit of London

24 Oct 2016

The London Topographical Society

20 Oct 2016

WHITE PAPER | RE/SHAPING LONDON

19 Oct 2016

Planning in London | October 2016

19 Oct 2016

WALK | Discover St James's

18 Oct 2016

Gift Memberships

17 Oct 2016

John Soane's Museum

13 Oct 2016

Blue Plaque Concerts | Volunteer needed

12 Oct 2016

Re/Shaping London: Sustainable Growth in West London and Beyond

11 Oct 2016

The Hawk Norton Collection of Books on London

11 Oct 2016

CONFERENCE | London's New Politics of Planning

11 Oct 2016

Shape the future of the RIBA Collections

5 Oct 2016

REPORT | Pocket Living: Housing Innovation

4 Oct 2016

Alexandra Palace Fundraising Appeal

4 Oct 2016

2017 European City of the Year Award

3 Oct 2016

EXHIBITION | Ardizzone: A Retrospective

3 Oct 2016

REPORT | "The Ruin of London": Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

3 Oct 2016

Student Membership

30 Sep 2016

REPORT | Tour of the King's Cross Development

26 Sep 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Big Saves: Heroic Transformations of Great Landmarks

23 Sep 2016

Planning in London | July 2016

23 Sep 2016

TALK | The Government's Estate Strategy

15 Sep 2016

The Future of the West End

13 Sep 2016

Songs for London

13 Sep 2016

REPORT | Subterranean London

13 Sep 2016

Building Greater London - an end to the capital's crisis of affordability

13 Sep 2016

Green Sprawl - our current affection for a preservation myth

11 Sep 2016

London Planning and Development Forum

20 Aug 2016

BOOK REVIEW | The Blue Badge Guide's London Quiz Book

20 Aug 2016

Concert | London City of Song

17 Aug 2016

Forthcoming events

17 Aug 2016

Report | Behind the Scenes at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

11 Aug 2016

Banister Fletcher tickets now on general sale

10 Aug 2016

New President-Elect of the RIBA

10 Aug 2016

Chairman's Report | August

28 Jul 2016

Songs for London

22 Jul 2016

Journal Back Issues

21 Jul 2016

Blog editor wanted

15 Jul 2016

REPORT| Peter York, confessions of a London chauvinist

8 Jul 2016

Exhibition | Lenses On A Landscape Genius

5 Jul 2016

Chairman's Report | July

5 Jul 2016

REPORT | Altered Estates - reconciling competing interests in estate regeneratio ...

4 Jul 2016

Annual General Meeting | Minutes

29 Jun 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Up in Smoke by Peter Watts

13 Jun 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Story of the Tower of London by Tracy Borman

13 Jun 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The New Industrial Revolution, by Peter Marsh

13 Jun 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Trebor Story, by Matthew Crampton

13 Jun 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Dirty old London, by Lee Jackson

27 May 2016

2016 Annual General Meeting

16 May 2016

London's Craft Makers

11 May 2016

Cycle Confident - encouraging cycling in the capital

4 May 2016

The Diamond Jubilee Bridge

29 Apr 2016

Event: The London Library at 175

29 Apr 2016

Exhibition: 'River People'

25 Apr 2016

Sir Terry Farrell to give this year's Banister Fletcher lecture

25 Apr 2016

Journal 469

26 Nov 2014

The London Society Supurbia Bus Tour

15 Nov 2014

Let’s embrace our new London

29 Oct 2014

Superdensity and Street Life

19 Oct 2014

London's Green Belt

2 Oct 2014

Albertopolis - Cultural High Street

3 Sep 2014

The Society visits Balfron Tower

3 Sep 2014

Supurbia

15 Apr 2014

The Society of the future

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