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

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.

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 Shard next to the London Bridge redevelopment,

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

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

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

Olympic stadium.

Thames Barrier.

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

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