London At a Glance

Imagine looking through the airplane window when you descend in one of its airports. The winding ribbon of the Thames river,  the Tower Bridge, the Eye, the Parliament and many of its other iconic sites. You can get the same view from the ground at the Building Center, a 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London. The 12.5 meters-long installation, it covers more than 85 square kilometers, 19 boroughs and about 170,000 buildings, including the river itself with its 21 bridges.

Touch screens will help bring buildings to life highlighting the way the city has developed over time. The Building Center offers other free exhibitions and events throughout the year.