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NLA Nights: Inspiring Women

NLA Nights, Wednesday 2 November 2016

18:30 – 20:30

Michele Dix, Managing Director of Crossrail 2 will join us as our guest speaker to share her insight and expertise from a distinguished career as part NLA’s ongoing Inspiring Women series, at an evening reception in the NLA galleries.

WRK / LDN Event Programme

Join NLA for discussions, presentations, tours and demonstrations throughout autumn as we explore the future of work in the capital. Come to the NLA galleries to see the major exhibition: WRK/LDN and interact, collaborate and innovate!

City of London: Strengthening resilience

On Location, Wednesday 9 November 2016

09:00 – 17:00

NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London. What does the City of London Corporation need to do to make sure that the City remains as the world’s top financial and business centre?

Making in London – a practical demonstration

Free Event, Friday 11 November 2016


What is being made in London and where is it being made? A unique insight into London’s making industries – how do these enterprises benefit their surrounding neighbourhoods? We will investigate the diverse nature of manufacturing in London and the future opportunities and challenges.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Saturday 12 November 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it awaits the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

How will Sadiq solve London’s housing problem?

Half-day Conference, Tuesday 15 November 2016

09:00 – 13:00

At the Conservative Party Conference at the start of October, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced a package of measures and a £20bn Housing Budget for the next five years to speed up the delivery of housebuilding.

Building tours: WRK-Space Visits

Free Event, Friday 18 November 2016


An afternoon of exclusive access to London’s most innovative and creative office buildings, led by the architects, engineers and developers behind these spaces. Tours will be open to anyone to attend and offer unique insight to the variety and quality of workspace being created across the capital.

Live to work? – Investigating the live-in office

Free Event, Friday 25 November 2016


Taking a closer look at the live-in office model with on-site libraries, gyms, napping areas, free 24 hour canteens and living rooms, we investigate if this new live-in office is sustainable. What are the long-term outcomes of working in such generous environments?

Creative places for children

Free Breakfast Talk, Friday 25 November 2016

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

“If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people”. Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogota For London to be competitive and successful for all communities, it needs to be a city where creativity can flourish. This means building in opportunities for children, young people and families to play, learn and create.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury

Walking Tours, Wednesday 30 November 2016

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

Bloomsbury, the London heart of the old Bedford Estates, continues its rapid evolution. Join us as we discover a wealth of new and retrofitted developments at some of the area’s oldest medical and academic establishments, articulating a 21st century commitment to the area’s leading role in research and cultural development.

WRK / LDN: Shaping London's future workplaces - Curator-led tour with Sarah Yates

Free Event, Wednesday 30 November 2016


WRK / LDN looks at how the future of the workplace is changing, explores where we will be working and what we will need in the future. Sarah Yates, the curator, will lead a tour of the exhibition, explaining the key themes to come out of the NLA Insight Study WRK / LDN and analysing the future of work in the capital.