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London's Grand Designs: Building a Capital City

londons grand designs
  • ​Outdoor exhibition, accessible 24 hours
  • Free
  • 2 - 13 July Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  • 15 July - 5 August Aldgate Square EC3N 1AF

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 plans, drawings and photographs that record the development of some of London’s greatest buildings and structures.

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Published:
20 June 2019
Last Modified:
28 June 2019

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