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The City Garden at The City Centre

Saturday 23 April 2016 – Tuesday 28 February 2017

Working with The City Centre and the City of London Corporation, artist Rebecca Louise Law has created 'The City Garden', a site-specific installation of natural materials inspired by gardens within the City.

Don't Move, Improve! 2017 Exhibition

Friday 27 January 2017 – Wednesday 29 March 2017

Celebrating London’s best-designed and most innovative home extensions completed in the last two years across the capital, this free exhibition displays a wealth of inspiration for those looking to embark on their own home improvements.

Lea River Park: a new landscape for London

Thursday 6 April 2017 – Saturday 29 April 2017

The Lea River Park which has been developed by London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets is a major new landscape for London, extending for 3 miles along the banks of the River Lea, from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Thames at Blackwall, and creating links to the Royal Docks and Canary Wharf.

Modern Icons London by Agnese Sanvito

Monday 8 May 2017 – Friday 26 May 2017

An exhibition of photographs celebrating the most significant new projects built in London since the turn of the 21st century, presenting the enormous array of styles, materials, and cutting-edge technology on display in our city.

Celebrating Excellent Black Architects

Friday 2 June 2017 – Tuesday 27 June 2017

Showcasing ground breaking architecture across the world, this exhibition celebrates black architects through their works and ideas.

London: Design Capital

Wednesday 17 May 2017 – Monday 17 July 2017

London: Design Capital is the new NLA exhibition which explores the global reach of London’s built environment industries.

From Wasteland to Playground: Lee Valley Regional Park at 50

Monday 3 July 2017 – Thursday 27 July 2017

Charting the transformation of a neglected, polluted and abandoned industrial corridor into one of the UK’s premier sport, leisure and nature destinations, attracting 7 million visits a year.

RCA Student Prize for Architecture and Innovation

Wednesday 2 August 2017 – Wednesday 27 September 2017

Free Entry

This year’s RCA Student Prize winners are showcasing their research projects in a dedicated exhibition at The Building Centre in the NLA Galleries. Niels Werner Hersmann and Danae Haratsis are the winners of the NLA / RCA Student Prize for Architecture, and Andrés Souto Vilarós is winner of The Built Environment Trust Prize for Innovation.

New London Awards 2017 exhibition

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Saturday 30 September 2017

An exhibition about the best new and proposed projects in London, spanning from small community-led schemes, to big infrastructure, masterplans and housing projects that actively contribute to improve London as a place to live, work and enjoy.


Friday 6 October 2017 – Monday 30 October 2017

Free exhibition

A showcase of projects which demonstrate lessons learnt in adapting and reconfiguring London’s terraces in an ever growing city.

London Made

Saturday 2 September 2017 – Sunday 5 November 2017

Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

London Made – a film and exhibition commissioned specially for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism – celebrates the people, processes and places that make London a productive city.


Friday 3 November 2017 – Tuesday 28 November 2017

Free exhibition

This exhibition from Pollard Thomas Edwards shows how you could get involved in the design of your home and neighbourhood and enjoy genuine choice about how you live.

London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

Wednesday 11 October 2017 – Wednesday 17 January 2018

Exploring the important role town centres are playing in accommodating London's population growth, this exhibition showcases the results from our latest Insight Study - showing how they are being reshaped to provide not only great places to live, but also to work, to serve the needs of local communities while supporting London as a whole.