The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. Started in 2004, it has since grown to become the world’s largest annual architecture festival.
The festival attracts a vast public audience – well over 600,000 people in 2018 – and a global media audience of millions. The vast majority of events are free, and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architecture and design practices and practitioners, leading cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.
For 2019, the festival has partnered with Heart of London, making us one of the four official hubs and ensuring a lively and diverse programme of public events in our area. There are numerous opportunities for involvement whether with new material or current activities that can be added to the LFA programme. Local stakeholders in the area, ranging from hotels and theatres to cultural institutions, are either organising events of their own or hosting activities organised by other LFA partners.
If you are not already involved but would like to get involved, please contact Senior Marketing Manager Rachel Peacock at Rachel.Peacock@heartoflondonbid.co.uk.
Some key events during LFA:
The Alfred Hitchcock London Locations Walk: 1 June
Multiple locations, Free Admission
Discover the iconic buildings and architecture that featured in some of Hitchcock’s most famous films.
Breaking boundaries: architectures of inclusion: 3 June
Royal Academy of Arts, £15/£9
Join the Royal Academy of Arts for a panel discussion, and explore how the boundaries of race, gender and ability can be overcome in architecture.
Tour of Her Majesty’s Theatre with Post-Tour Cocktail: 14 June
Her Majesty’s Theatre, £16
Join Her Majesty’s Theatre for a rare tour of the French Renaissance design and enjoy a delicious cocktail in the sumptuous bar.
LFA Symposium: Thresholds or barriers? Perspectives on boundaries and architecture: 14 June
Royal Academy of Arts, £25 / £15
Attend two expert panels and a key note in conversation, delving into the role and application of boundaries in architecture.
Look Up! Hidden Gems in the West End: 15 & 22 June
This tour will reveal the fascinating stories hidden above our eye line, with award-winning historical blogger Katie Wignall..
Illuminating BAFTA: Benedetti Architects’ scheme to revitalise the Piccadilly home of the moving image arts: 20 June
BAFTA, Free Admission
Join Renato Benedetti as he talks through the five year journey that will transform BAFTA’s national identity.
Urban Jungle: Boundaries: 20 June
Smeg Flagship Store, £10
A comedy safari that will explore how we are shaped by architecture, landscape and urban design.
RA LEGO Architecture Challenge: 23 June
Royal Academy of Arts, Free Admission
Watch three of the UK’s leading architectural practices battle it out with LEGO to create the most innovative project that explores the boundaries between old and new.
Hard Hat Tours of the Londoner: 23 June
The Londoner, Leicester Square, Free Admission
Get a sneak peak of the new luxury 5-star Londoner Hotel, set to open in 2020.
Learning from Las Vegas in London: 24 June
Hippodrome Casino, Admission TBC
Join us for an evening of symbolism, ornament and excess. This event will feature talks, performances and films that explore the legacy of the ‘Learning from Las Vegas’ book, along with London’s aesthetics and architecture.
Click here to view all of the activities during LFA.
Click here to visit the LFA website and find out more.