Discover Leicester Square

What's OnLondon Festival of Architecture 2024

London Festival of Architecture is celebrating its 20th birthday this June and London’s West End is a destination of this year’s LFA.

  • Dates 01/06/2024 - 30/06/2024
  • Location Leicester Square, London, UK
  • Price Free - ££

HOLBA is teaming up with LFA to bring some fantastic events and activities to the heart of the city, including London’s Leicester Square.

The West End is a melting pot of historic landmarks and modern architecture. Home to world-class galleries, theatres, eateries and shops, London’s West End offers a perfect mix of old and new to explore.

This month-long festival is packed with activities and events. Here are some highlights:

Guided Tours: Check out the newly transformed National Portrait Gallery and the reimagined Notre Dame de France church.

Theatre Talks: Dive into discussions about the architectural evolution of London's iconic West End theatres.

For Architecture Aficionados…

Get ready to take in talks from established and up-and-coming architects sharing their designs and creative processes. And when the sun goes down, don't miss the Lucent Twilight Tours for a behind-the-scenes look at the Piccadilly Lights.

Renowned London tour guide Katie Wignall is set to lead two tours highlighting the architectural wonders of the West End, inviting the public to uncover the city’s hidden architectural gems.

Beyond talks and tours, two interactive architect-designed installations are coming to the West End.

Play Place in Leicester Square Gardens: Kicking off in mid-June, this installation invites families and kids to have fun while exploring inclusive city design.

Pi Park in St James’s Market: Starting early June, dive into biomimetic architecture and micro-scale engineering. Plus, join creative workshops to make your own Pi-inspired designs.

These events and installations are all about sparking curiosity, creativity, and community spirit. So come on down and see how architecture shapes our city!

Newton to Shakespeare

Red Square

The tube journey on the Piccadilly line between Leicester Square and Covent Garden is London’s shortest, travelling only 260 metres. It lasts only 45 seconds and at £29.81 per mile, is one of the worlds’ most expensive rail journeys – enough of an incentive to take the scenic route and walk.

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