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Building a Capital City 1675 - 1986

A free outdoor exhibition exploring some of the architecture and engineering projects which have helped shaped our city.

London is home to some of the world’s most striking architecture and innovative engineering. Whether driven by divine purpose or the needs of a growing population, architects and engineers have shaped the identity of the city and the lives of Londoners. Starting with Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral, this exhibition delves into the historical collections at London Metropolitan Archives to present the plans, drawings and photographs that record the development of some of London’s greatest buildings and structures.


  • Tuesday 2 July to Saturday 13 July at Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE
  • Wednesday 17 July - Monday 5 August at Aldgate Square, EC3N 1AF

01 July 2019
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01 July 2019