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Exhibition – Welcome to the underworld

A basement off Tottenham Court Road is currently hosting a photo exhibition of other very much grander subterranean spaces from across the world.


70 years of celebrating concrete

A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it's still going strong today, so there's an exhibition about its namesake - concrete.


Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

In a land dominated by brick and steel and concrete, what will the homes and offices of the future be made from?


Crossrail art goes on display

A major construction project will have photographic records of the work done, but can also sometimes seek out more artistic interpretations, and Crossrail has done that.


A Huge Scale Model of the City of London

Everyone loves a model village, and now the City of London has opened up its to the public.


The past and future of London’s roads on display

If you look at any map of a city, the dominating feature isn't the buildings, but the roads. It is their lines snaking around the city that mark out its regions and create the familiar boundaries we use to navigate.


A huge scale model of London

The Building Centre has replaced its already impressive scale model of London, with an even larger version.


Huge model of London to be replaced

If you haven't been to the Building Centre to have a look at their huge scale model of London, you might want to get along sharpish, as it is about to be replaced.


A history of the London Mayor — in cartoons

The office of London Mayor maybe fairly young -- by British standards -- but it has spawned a huge array of satirical cartoons about the two mayors we have so far elected.


Great Estates: How London’s landowners shape the city

Dotted around London can be found some of the Great Estates that are the consequence of developments by single minded owners often in Georgian periods. But the Great Estates are not just a historic quirk, but are a still growing phenomena across the city.


Planes, Trains and Drains at the Building Centre

A new exhibition about London's infrastructure opened recently in the Building Centre that shows off the three dominant challenges for the city in the decades ahead.


80th birthday for The Building Centre

Just off Tottenham Court Road sits the Building Centre and in a couple of months it turns 80, and will be hosting a range of events as part of an all-day celebration. If you’ve never visited before (what do you


A huge model of the City of London

When showing off a city as a possible place to invest in, you need a nice office space to educate the guests, and it helps to have something pretty to show them. Such as a large scale model of the


Crossrail exhibition at the Building Centre

A couple of weeks ago, a small exhibition opened at the Building Centre with images of how the Crossrail stations are expected to look in 2017 when the railway eventually opens to the public. For me, a good train station


A gallery of Political Cartoons

I wandered along to the Political Cartoon Gallery – which is just off Tottenham Court Road – on Saturday for a look at an exhibition which was due to finish that day. I was actually planning to go there the