London Festival of Architecture 2024

London Festival of Architecture 2024

The London Festival of Architecture is a month long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place every June across London. In 2024 they are celebrating 20 years of the festival and have a wide range of events to enjoy, you can find out what’s happening across London here.

The Archive Pod

The EC BID is delighted to be taking part in this year’s festival with the Archive Pod by designers Urban Radicals. The installation has a mini seed museum showcasing an archive of seeds historically imported into London, whichs narrate stories of migration and cultural exchange. The intervention acts as a two-person podcast space for dialogue, interviews and public broadcasting which is open for all to enjoy.

  • 14th June – 31st July 2024
  • Lloyd’s of London (Publicly accessible ground floor facing Leadenhall Street)
  • Free to visit and open to the public

Events

To accompany this exciting installation, the EC BID will be delivering a series of exciting events with LFA as part of the wider festival celebrations. Events include:

LFA Migration Museum x City BIDs – City of London Migration History walking tour

Tuesday 6th June | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the Migration Museum and the City BIDs to discover and celebrate how migration has shaped the City of London and Britain as a whole. Explore the streets of London and uncover thousands of stories of thousands of years. From Jewish Synagogues to hidden monuments, iconic buildings, and so much more, this tour shines a light on the role that migration has played in shaping London’s past, present, and future. Starting at the Spitalfields Market opposite Gun Street, the tour lasts two hours and ends near Fleet Street.

Location: Gun Street / Brushfield St (at the Herd of elephants sculptures), 16 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT.

Book here

Skyscraper City Walking Tour with Stumble London Tours – Led by Mark T Cox

Friday 5th July | 2:00pm – 3.00pm

The City of London is on the up, with new tall buildings rising out of the ancient streets every year. Explore the story behind them, who designs them, and why they look the way they do. Join us for a lunchtime walk, as we visit some of the tallest structures in Europe, discuss vertical living, the architectural challenges and the City’s vision for the future. Tour led by curator and tour guide Mark T Cox.

Start Point: 120 Fenchurch Street – Walking Talkie (Fenchurch Street side)
End Point: Lloyd’s Building

Book here