London in miniature: the fabulous scale model at the Building Centre

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

I first visited the Building Centre back in 2011 and was suitably impressed by the amazing Pipers 1:1500 scale model of London which dominates the ground floor.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Since I last visited, there’s been quite a few new additions to the map (in white), as London’s skyscrapers continue to sprout up all over the capital.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Shard next to the London Bridge redevelopment,

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Strata tower, with its infamous non-working turbines.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The new Blackfriars station, located on what claims to be the world’s largest solar powered bridge,.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Walkie Talkie tower whch hit the headlines because of its car-melting rays

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Olympic stadium.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Thames Barrier.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Emirates Air Line cable car from North Greenwich to the Royal Docks.

The Scale Model of central London at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

See photos from my 2011 visit here.

Visitor details:

The Building Centre is on Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
T: +44 (0) 207 692 4000
www.buildingcentre.co.uk

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday:
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Admission: free.

More London photos here