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What’s on during London Festival of Architecture

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Explore London’s West End through a new lens this June with LFA 2024, a month-long celebration of architecture.

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Get involved in a variety of fun activities from new public art installations, to talks and tours, plus don’t miss out on exclusive food and drink offers. Check out this guide and plan what to do in the West End during LFA.

Pi Park

Visit St James’s Market and explore the brand new installation, Pi Park. Bringing together nature-inspired architecture and futuristic technology, visitors are encouraged to rethink the world using the possibilities and different realities offered by next-generation technologies.

This collaboration between researchers and students from the Fabrication Lab at the University of Westminster and the SHED at MIT brings together a digitally fabricated, steam-bent timber gazebo with a series of interactive 3D printed concrete sculptures.

Get involved in a series of imaginative workshops from 6 to 28 June, all centred around the theme of Pi.

Piccadilly Flags

Take a stroll down Piccadilly and look up to see a stunning new flag installation. Art of London, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, has unveiled 25 colourful flags created by artist Adham Faramawy. These flags, named 'Rainbow Flags,' are a reimagining of the iconic LGBTQ+ pride flags. They celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ identities with a mesmerising blend of colours that merge and flow together.

This vibrant display will be up until September, so don't miss the chance to see these striking flags in person.

Modernising History: Cameron Mackintosh's West End Theatres

Join in-house architect Julian Middleton and Property Director Lee Winters as they explore reimagining theatre buildings for the 21st century, led by COO William Differ, with a Q&A segment. Afterwards, enjoy a drinks reception at The Sprague Terrace, inspired by William Sprague's 1899 designs.

Hear from the minds behind the 2017 restoration of Victoria Palace Theatre for Hamilton's European premiere and the 2019 refurbishment of the Sondheim Theatre, home to Les Misérables, celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Learn how legendary architects like Frank Matcham continue to influence modern-day design, creating a lasting architectural legacy for future theatregoers.

Lucent Twilight Tours

As London turns into night, join Lucent for an exclusive tour behind the Piccadilly Lights. Learn about the transformation and development behind the iconic Piccadilly Lights, owned and developed by Landsec and FPA.

Explore the rich history of the area and experience Lucent's innovative design firsthand.The guided tour begins at the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in Piccadilly Circus and, in true West End spirit, ends with drinks at a local pub.

National Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Explore the newly-refurbished National Portrait Gallery with guided tours. Originally built in 1896 by Ewan Christian and recently renovated by Jamie Fobert Architects this historic site offers a glimpse into its rich history and stunning redesign.

Led by an expert guide, delve into the gallery spaces and uncover hidden details, beautiful architecture and much more!

This tour is completely free to join, however donations to the National Portrait Gallery are very much appreciated.

The Alchemist St Martin's Lane

Visit The Alchemist on St Martin’s Lane and enjoy 20% off your total food bill from the à la carte menu.

Indulge in delicious dishes like Cubano Pork Bon Bons, Tempura Prawn Lollipops, and Panko Halloumi.

Click the link below to find out more and redeem this offer.

Farzi London

Discover a modern Indian bistro in the heart of Haymarket at Farzi London. As an LFA attendee, enjoy 25% off your food bill throughout June.

Savour incredible homemade dishes from across India, like Old Delhi Kheema with Methi Kulcha (goat mince, green peas, fenugreek flatbread) and Chicken Pakora with mint chutney.

Find out more and redeem by clicking the link below.

Look Up London: West End tour

Explore London with "Look Up: West End," a fascinating tour led by Katie Wignall, London blue-badge tour guide and the mind behind the history blog Look Up London.

Stroll through the bustling streets and uncover architectural treasures and dive into the intriguing stories of the West End. From London's oldest bookshop to its first shopping centre, experience the rich history tucked away in every corner.