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The London Society organises 30-40 events each year for its members. These include walks, talks, tours of buildings and developments (often places not open to the general public), debates and lectures, as well as social events such as the Summer Party.

Click on the arrow ( ➡ ) to see a write up of individual events.

Members get priority booking for events and discounted rates. You can join the Society and get these benefits by clicking here. To get our twice-monthly newsletter that lists forthcoming events, sign up here.




TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: Social/Affordable Housing 

TALK | Saturday Morning Planning School: History ➡

TOUR | Islington Pub Crawl 

TALK | 2017 Banister Fletcher Lecture, Loyd Grossman on the Future of the Royal Parks 

WALK | Brixton: From Riots to Recovery

TALK | London’s Great Estates: The City of London Corporation 

TOUR | Chancery Lane Walking Tour 

TALK | London Icons: The history and future of tall buildings in London ➡

WALK | Hampstead Garden Suburb

WALK | Contemporary Architecture Walk

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: Bush House

TALK | London Icons Series: 50 years of conservation areas 

WALK | The Cadogan Estate 

APPG | Social Housing after Grenfell 

WALK | Historic Bermondsey 

TALK | Great Estates Series: Cadogan and Chelsea – the making of a modern Estate, with Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive 

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: the Interchange Atrium in Camden with architects Barr Gazetas 

AGM | The Society’s Annual General Meeting: minutes and presentations can be downloaded here

TALK | London Icons Series: Jonathan Glancey celebrates the Routemaster, ‘A marriage made in London’ 

WALK | Great Estates Series: Mayfair walk

TALK | Great Estates Series: Will Bax of Grosvenor Estates

TALK | Paint it Black: Stephen Bayley on London’s black cabs

TALK | Saturday Morning Architecture School. A series of five talks looking at the evolution of London’s architecture 

DEBATE | A Better Green Belt? Making the Green Belt fit for the 21st Century 

WALK | Historic Greenwich

TALK | What is Driving Change in Outer London?

TALK | London’s Great Estates: Peter Murray introduces the series

TOUR | Behind the Scenes: The Charterhouse, with architects Eric Parry Associates

TOUR | Notting Hill: Historic Pub Crawl

TALK | London’s Icons Series: the Brompton Folding Bike, with designer Andrew Ritchie

TALK | Park Lane Boulevard: A Vision Without Tunnels

PRIVATE VIEW | Transcending Boundaries Exhibition, the PACE Gallery

TOUR | Behind the Scenes at the Design Museum with director Deyan Sujic 

DEBATE | Writing London: What Makes Great London Writing? 

WALK | Spitalfields: London’s First Melting Pot

TALK | Smart Technologies: can they meet London’s environmental challenges?

WALK | Bloomsbury: Urban Gentility and Bastions of Academia

DEBATE | The Big Debate: The Next London Plan



TOUR | Sculpture in the City walking tour

SOCIAL | Brompton to Belgravia Pub Crawl

TALK | In Pursuit of London: Curiocity author Henry Eliot 

TOUR | The Restoration of Peckham Rye Station 

TALK | Modern Craft with Henry Squire

LECTURE | Sir Terry Farrell gives the annual Banister Fletcher Lecture ➡ 

CONCERT | Songs for London II: Folk at EFDSS 

CONCERT | Songs for London I: Jazz at Pizza Express

TALK | Re/Shaping London

TOUR | No 1 Finsbury Circus

TALK | Re/Shaping London: West London Revisited

TALK | Pocket Living: Housing Innovation from the Coal Face

TOUR | The King’s Cross Development 

TOUR | Brunel Museum and the Sink Shaft

DEBATE | The Ruin of London? Owen Hatherley and Peter Watts on Battersea Power Station and the Nine Elms development 

TOUR | Behind the scenes: the Olympic Village

TALK | Subterranean London 

SOCIAL | 2016 Summer Party: Brunel Museum and Sinkshaft

TOUR | Behind the Scenes : The Globe’s Jacobean Theatre 

TALK | Peter York: Second Thoughts from a London Chauvinist 

TALK | The Renaissance of Prefabrication

TALK | Altered Estates: competing interests in estate regeneration. 

WALK | Islington’s New River Head

TALK | The Lost Art of Swimming the Thames

TOUR | Blueprint for Living Exhibition & Estate Tour

TOUR | Behind the scenes : Wilton’s Music Hall

TALK | A good London has industry

WALK | From Wren to Rogers: a photographic walk with Grant Smith

TALK | Create Streets; talk with Nicholas Boys Smith

WALK | Mountains, Lakes and Rivers of Rotherhithe

TALK | Are we making enough of the River Thames?

SOCIAL | Lunch in the Clink!

TOUR | Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

TALK | London’s High Life?

TALK | Co-housing in London

TOUR | Behind the scenes : Kenwood House

WALK | Bloomsbury to Holborn Pub Crawl

TALK | From Julius Caesar to Boris Johnson – 2000 Years of London Planning

TOUR | Fuller’s Brewery Tour

TALK | 1930s housing: a model for today?

WALK | Canary Wharf Walking Tour

TALK | Giving modernism a second chance

TOUR | Behind the scenes: the Albert Hall

TALK | Placemaking at Battersea Power Station

TOUR | Behind the scenes: Alexandra Palace



SOCIAL | Christmas Party

LECTURE | The 2015 Banister Fletcher Lecture – Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail and formerly the Commissioner of Transport for London.

TALK | Anthony Coleman Town Hall Series: A London Typology

TALK | Whatever happened to the romance of Railways?

TOUR | Visit to Eltham Palace

TALK | Driverless Vehicles – Revolution or Evolution?

SOCIAL | 2015 Sketch Club Supper

WALK | Cycling tour of Thamesmead

DEBATE | Greenbelt Series – Alternatives?

WALK | Tour of Brompton Cemetery

TALK | The Lost Railways of London

SOCIAL | Summer Party 2015: Middle Temple Gardens

TALK | Beyond the Compact City

TOUR | New and Old – Brewing Continuity on the Wandle

DEBATE | London Mayoral Hustings

TOUR | Freedom of the City: Discovering Southbank Skate Spot

TALK | Sustaining Conservation of London’s Heritage

TOUR | Tour of Crossrail

TALK | Nearness or Sheerness: How Conservation and Affordability can survive in London

WALK | Planning the City of London

TOUR | Supurbia Bus Tour

TALK | Talk by Rowan Moore – What London’s skyline could be

TALK | ‘Site Specific’ – Peter Murray in conversation with artist Jeanette Barnes

DEBATE | #CantPayWontStay?

WALK | Paddington Basin to Primrose Hill

TOUR | Tour of Turner’s House in Twickenham

TOUR | Creating a 21st Century Space in a 19th Century Building

TALK | State of the City

TALK | Drawing by hand in a digital age

WALK | Fleet Street Pub Crawl

TALK | Design Workshop 101

TALK | Green Belt and Growth

SOCIAL | Drawing London at The Royal Festival Hall

WALK | Hogarth’s London

Christophe Egret, Baerbel Schuett, James Dunnett on the roof of Balfron Tower 2

Christophe Egret, Baerbel Schuett, James Dunnett on the roof of Balfron Tower 2


TOUR | Gin Glorious Gin

DEBATE | London’s Future Green Belt

TALK | David Gentleman on Drawing London

LECTURE | The Banister Fletcher Lecture: Professor Tony Travers

TOUR | Supurbia Bus Tour

WALK | ˜Soul of the City”

SOCIAL | The London Sketch Club

WALK | Albertopolis

TOUR | Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower tour

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