London’s fascinating landscape never stands still, which makes the city an exciting place to live. NLA on Store Street, with its year-round programme of NLA events and walks for all budgets, offers plenty of opportunities to discover more. Check out our favourite events planned for this month:
Neighbourhood Tour – Olympic Park
Following the success of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods. Starting with the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects, you will discover the site of Olympicopolis, Hackney’s thriving Copper Box and the multi-architect designed Athletes Village complex, to name a few. Saturday 13 May, from £14-£18
London’s Character: How do we retain heritage in a period of growth?
This half-day conference will examine the re-use of the capital’s iconic historic buildings and how London’s heritage is feeding into its future. Explore how London’s historic landscape is adapting to change – from individual buildings to major areas of regeneration – and how its character is evolving. Tuesday 23 May, £149
London History Day
Join NLA’s celebration of the first ever London History Day on Wednesday 31 May – the date that Big Ben first started keeping time in 1859. Learn first-hand about the growth of the capital from its Roman foundations through to the newest architecture and development and see NLA’s giant interactive model of central London bringing the story of our city’s development to life. Wednesday 31 May, Free but booking advised