The City Centre is a new cultural offering based at the Guildhall in the heart of London's historic Square Mile with a series of exhibitions and public events all about the City's built environment.
On Friday 22nd April The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Alderman The Lord Mountevans officially opened the Centre to the public at an event that also saw the unveiling of a new installation by the artist Rebecca Louise Law. The City Garden installation features 32,000 flowers that depict the horticultural landscape of the City of London through the planting in it's various pocket gardens. The exhibition is sponsored by the London Wall Place Partnership, a joint venture by Brookfield and Oxford Properties.
The City Centre has commissioned two films of City gardens that accompany the exhibition and a map of the gardens that inspired Rebecca’s installation. The map is also available in an iphone app (The City Garden App) that leads visitors through the City’s open spaces detailing the history, horticulture and design of some iconic gardens.
In addition to the installation the Centre has a new exhibition around a unique 1:500 scale model of the City of London. The model lights up and includes all buildings under development that have current planning permission, giving a glimpse at the City's future skyline.
The City Garden exhibition is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 – 17:00
The City Model and Exhibition is open Friday - Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00
The City Centre is run by New London Architecture on behalf of the City of London Corporation. For more information about the exhibition please click here.