Activities A-Z

View our 30+ activities by name in alphabetical order

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A City for All!
Become an 'architective' for the day by reimagining the city and design and build your perfect open city neighbourhood.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN   
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 11am – 4pm 

   

Awesome Architecture        
Enjoy a quieter space with a flexible activity suitable for children on the autistic spectrum and their families to enjoy. Don't miss our Sensory Space in the Pleasure Gardens to use during your visit to the galleries.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN           
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time: 11am – 4pm  

   


Arriva London Heritage fleet Routemaster bus tour
Join Arriva London for an architectural bus tour around the city on an original Routemaster Bus.
Location: Pick-up / drop-off point: Junction of Fenchurch St and Mincing Lane, EC3M 4BE
When: Saturday 22 July
Time:
Pre-book with sessions at 11am & 13.30pm

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Build a Poem
Construct your own poetry inspired by architecture with help from poet Sara Hirsch. Then watch a spoken word performance at 4pm!
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN     
When:Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time: Sessions at 10.30am – 12pm, 1-3pm (with a special performance at 4pm)

   

Build with Fabrics
Join Waterman Structures Ltd to discover the basis of strength behind the structures of the city and nature around you by generating tension and compression forces in your own mini fabric structures.
Location: Broadgate Plaza, EC2A 2EB
When: Sunday 23 July
Time:
10am – 1pm

   

City Planners
Raise the city of London from a 2D map, to the skies! Join Endpoint and craft your favourite London roads, stations and landmarks to
contribute to a 3D mini-London amidst the skyscrapers.
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 11am - 4pm

   

City: Transform & Grow: Let's Fold!
Transform empty, disused city sites with Studio Sanshea Ltd, by constructing paper landscapes for you and nature to live in harmony.
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP          
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 10am -5pm

 


City in the Sky
Are you a little inventor? Help us build a futuristic city in the sky full of fantastic creations. Draw your inventions and make a model to be added to our amazing, flying cityscape in the West Smithfield Rotunda Garden. The Museum of London in partnership
with Little Inventors and the City of London Corporation.
Location: West Smithfield Rotunda Garden,
West Smithfield, EC1A 9DY  
When:Saturday 22
Time: 11am -4pm

   

Design Your Geodesic Dome
Build your own geodesic dome, inspired by the dome of St Paul's Cathedral by investigating the
structural elements of triangles.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD         
When: Sunday 23 July
Time:
10am - 5pm

   


Designing a New Museum       
Imagine the chance to design a museum from scratch. Then meet our architects who are doing just that!
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: 11am – 4pm

 

 

Discover Architecture Trail
Pick up a self-guided trail made especially for budding architects to enjoy around the museum.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: 11am – 4pm

   

Dome Draw
Using viewfinders come and spot your favourite views and angles of St Paul’s Cathedral and its
famous dome and be in for a chance to win free family tickets to visit the Cathedral by uploading
your drawings and photographs to Instagram #ArchikidsStPauls. stpauls.co.uk/archikids
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
When: Sunday 23 July
Time
: 10am – 5pm

   

Eco-Explorer
Spot the wildlife that lives in the churchyard, and make your very own habitat for city birds, bees and bugs in the Churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
When: Sunday 23 July
Time
: 10am – 5pm
 

   

Family Tour to the City Centre
Take to the streets and be inspired by architecture right in front of you on this interactive family tour. Finish at a jaw-dropping model and more activities at the City Centre. Tour approximately 30 minutes, ending at the City Centre.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London
Wall, EC2Y 5HN and beyond!
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: Tickets allocated from the Museum of London foyer on a first come, first served basis with sessions at 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm & 3.30pm

   

Fantasy Drawing
A never-ending, communal drawing activity for the whole family! Come and draw your fantasy play space and reimagine the iconic gardens of St Paul's Cathedral.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
When: Sunday 23 July
Time
: 10am – 5pm

   

Funtastic City
Run wild through the streets of your imagination and create a Funtastic Open City! PRP will provide you with tools to bring your city to life.
Location: Broadgate Plaza, EC2A 2EB
When: Saturday 22 July
Time:
10am – 4pm

   

Hatwalk Catwalk
Fashion stations are go! With a catwalk ready for you to strut your structural style this workshop invites families to design and make
an architectural piece of headwear.
Location: Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M 3WA
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time: 10am – 4pm

   

Lego Landmarks
Be inspired by impressive Lego™ models and make your own architectural masterpieces with
our friends from Bright Bricks.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London
Wall, EC2Y 5HN and beyond!
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: 11am -4pm

   

Minecraft Competition
Go back to 1666 and help rebuild the city after the Great Fire of London. Get some advice from
famous architects of the time, and add your creation to our map.
Location:
Museum of London, 150 London
Wall, EC2Y 5HN
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: Tickets allocated from the Museum of London foyer on a first come, first served basis- with sessions at 11am, 11.45am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3pm & 3.15pm

   

Mini-Architects
A soft play area for under 5s to start designing using a variety of soft, sparkly and squishy shapes. Or start building a wooden arch like the ones Christopher Wren used to construct the dome of St Paul’s.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
When: Sunday 23 July
Time
: 10am - 5pm

   

On your marks, get set, LEGO!
Join this quick-paced race to build the biggest and best LEGO structure.
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8E          
When: Sunday 23 July
Time: 10am - 5pm

   
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Ping Pong Challenge          
Join Lipton Plant Architects and build catapults, balloon cars and paddling boats to carry your Ping Pong safely across our engineering-obstacle course!
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP
When: Sunday 23 July
Time: 11am - 3pm

   

Playmake
Play. Make. Create! Paper forests, plastic mansions, glitter cars, tinsel towers, and luminous lava fields... If you can imagine it, you can make it! Playmake - colourful crafty fun in the heart of the city of London!
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP
When: Sunday 23 July
Time: 10am - 4pm

   
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Postcards from London           
Explore the city through your lens! Capture your favourite place of London and turn your photo into a postcard.
Location: 10 Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2A 2BR
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 10am - 4pm

   

Scope the city
Stop motion animation is a wonderfully fun activity that adds a bit of magic to drawing and colouring in – it’s a process that literally brings drawn characters, whether they be dogs, cats, superhero’s or aliens, to life! It’s a unique creative process that combines craft with technology and it’s guaranteed to be as much fun for parents as their children!
Location: 10 Exchange Square, EC2A 2BR        
When: Sunday 23 July
Time: Sessions at 10am and 12am (pre-booking required)
Book your place now!

 

   

Sculpture in the City
Join our artists to construct a sculptural installation in the Gherkin’s Plaza – using archi-lenses and the temporary artworks of the Sculpture in the City project as inspiration.
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP 
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 11am - 4pm

   

Sky is the Limit
Test your wings! Build your own kite, with Atelier One, and learn how to engineer it for the best results, then take to the skies of the City.
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP 
When: Sunday 23 July
Time: Sessions at 11am & 2pm

   

Spaghetti Challenge
Construct the strongest tower or bridge of pasta to challenge your structural engineering skills with the help of AKT II. Defy the egg-balancing test or build the tallest structure of the day, to be in with a chance to win a prize!
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP 
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 10am - 4pm

   

Straw Structures
Can you design the perfect building? Grab some straws and get creative at this drop-in activity
for under 5s and their carers.
Location: Museum of London, 150 London
Wall, EC2Y 5HN
When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Time
: Sessions at 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30 – 3pm

   

Tour with Sir Christopher Wren
A chance for families to meet the man who designed St Paul’s after the Great Fire of London destroyed the previous Cathedral in 1666. Learn about the architecture and its gardens of this magnificent Cathedral!
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
When: Sunday 23 July
Time
: Pre-book on the day with sessions at 13.30-14.00, 14.30 – 15.00 and 15.30 – 16.00

   

YOUtopia
HTA are on hand to help you become a city master planner and build a new 3D city superstructure before your eyes!
Location: 30 St Mary Axe Plaza, EC3A 8EP 
When: Saturday 22 July
Time: 11am - 4pm