[Photos: Paul Raftery]
Who doesn’t love things in miniature? Now there’s a mini model of London that you can play with and brush up on your London facts. New London Architecture has created an interactive model city with touch screens that allow users to find out information on London’s past, present and future. The 12.5 metre-long model covers more than 85 square kilometres of London, from King’s Cross to Peckham and from the Royal Docks to Old Oak Common, including 19 boroughs and around 170,000 buildings. For the history buffs, there’s a visualisation on the model of the 1666 great fire of London. And for those who can’t get enough of Crossrail, you can track the route and impact of new transport links.
The model is on show at the NLA galleries, which is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm. The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT. Free.