Discover Leicester Square

What's OnLondon Festival of Architecture 2019

Discover the full beauty of London’s architecture and take a second look at Leicester Square with these exciting festival events!
  • Dates 01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
  • Location Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus
  • Price From FREE
It’s not all about the skyscrapersArchitecture takes on many forms. From towering skyscrapers to intricate designs, London is full of examples.That’s where the London Festival of Architecture comes in. Standing proud as the world’s largest annual architecture festival, in the world’s capital city of architecture. Running across London from 1st – 30th June 2019, the festival brings an abundance of FREE and fun activities to our streets.The heart of London is one of only four official London festival hubs.So, get ready to discover a different side to Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus!We’ve done the leg work for you and included everything you can get involved with below. Keep scrolling to discover more. Or, tap below to see the full list of events on our Facebook event.What does architecture mean to you?This year, the festival theme is boundaries.Architecture is often seen as something that creates boundaries. But, could it be something that breaks them down?Discover more about the West End’s historic gems or uncover the secrets of new buildings designed to be inclusive for all. Whatever you decide, the West End is jam-packed with hidden treasures waiting to be rediscovered.Most 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.

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