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  1. a drawing of st paul's cathedral 2 JUL - 5 AUG - London's Grand Designs: Building a Capital City, 1675 to 1986
    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 blueprints, drawings and photographs that record the development of some of London’s greatest buildings and structures. When: outdoor exhibition, accessible 24 hours. Free. 2 - 13 JUL Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE. 15 JUL - 5 AUG Aldgate Square EC3N 1AF.
  2. people on a walking tour 2 JUL - Glass and Steel: the changing skyline of London Bridge
    The past 50 years have seen a new incarnation of the London Bridge area; Guy’s Hospital rising up to become the tallest hospital tower in Europe, the building of an award-winning train station, and the Shard - a new icon for the UK. This walk celebrates the constant evolution of an historic place, contemplating how invention and purpose demand continual realignment of places to fit with contemporary needs. When: 6pm – 7.30pm. Free. Meet at the Scoop, More London SE1 2AA
  3. the history of london bridge 10 JUL - Stone and Brick: the historic architecture of London Bridge
    London Bridge is a place built on invention and overcoming problems: bridging the river; elevating steam trains; and curing disease. This walk takes in some familiar sights such as Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral and Shad Thames, and tells stories of long-disappeared structures that shaped the area, including the shipping wharves and old London Bridge. When: 6pm – 7.30pm. Free. Meet at the Scoop, More London SE1 2AA
  4. holborn viaduct 13 JUL - City Tour: Engineering the Square Mile
    The City is home to many spectacular and celebrated feats of engineering, from the new Crossrail network to the bridges spanning the River Thames. Join a knowledgeable City guide for this one-off walking tour exploring the history and future of engineering in the Square Mile. The route will take in key achievements including Holborn Viaduct and Blackfriars Bridge, both of which celebrate their 150th anniversaries this year. When: 2pm - 3.30pm. Admission: £18 (£14 concs). The City Centre, Basinghall Street EC2V 5AR
  5. a cardboard tower being toppled 15 - 21 JUL - The People's Tower
    Join artist Olivier Grossetête for box building fun, creating a monumental cardboard structure inspired by the Guildhall. Over 1,000 boxes will by used to make this 20m high masterpiece and Olivier needs your help to assemble the building blocks of this giant tower throughout the week. On Saturday, lend a hand to construct the tower from the building blocks made during the week and on Sunday see it toppled over and destroyed by its makers. Visit the webpage for full details
  6. people drinking beer 18 JUL - City Beerfest
    City Beerfest celebrates one of the world’s oldest inventions in aid of three fantastic causes championed by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Come and raise a glass in support of the Samaritans, Place2Be and OnSide Youth Zones to enable them to keep delivering ground-breaking programmes addressing social issues that change, and save, lives. City Beerfest was created in 2013 as a joint initiative between the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, City Music Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Brewers. When: 12.30pm – 9pm. Admission: Free to enter, beer packages available from £13 (plus booking fee). Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  7. river thames 18 JUL - Engineering the River: bridges, tunnels and embankments
    Since the 1st century, when the Romans built the first wooden bridge over the Thames just downstream from where today’s bridge stands, the London Bridge area has been a place of strategic, commercial and social significance, bearing witness to some amazing advancements in engineering. This tour examines the tunnels, bridges and land reclamation that tamed the wide, swampy river marsh that would have been found here around 2,000 years ago. When: 6pm – 7.30pm. Free. Meet at the Scoop, More London SE1 2AA
  8. children having fun doing arts and crafts 24 - 30 JUL - Fantastic Feats Family Workshops
    Go back in time to the 1920’s and meet Sir Mervyn Macartney, the Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral. Join him on an interactive tour of the building (including some secret spaces) and hear all about the work done to strengthen the Cathedral’s structure. Marvel at the maths, and delight in the engineering and design of this amazing place, before getting the chance to imagine and create your own Cathedral in a hands-on craft workshop. Suitable for ages 7+. For timings and admission please visit the website. St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard EC4M 8AD
  9. people dancing on poles 25 JUL - Wild
    This daring new dance-circus production from Motionhouse explores our disconnection from the natural environment and questions if ‘the wild’ still shapes our behaviour in our urban lives. Using powerful physicality and daring feats to move through a forest of tall poles, this performance asks the audience to question: where do we belong? When: 12.30pm and 5pm. Free. Check the website for the location
  10. women looking fierce 30 JUL - Breaking Boundaries
    Hear from influential women in the engineering industry who have worked on key projects in the City at this breakfast talk in conjunction with New London Architecture’s Inspiring Women programme. When: 8.30am – 9.30am Free The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street EC2V 5AR
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