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  • London Festival of Architecture


    Greenwich Visitor Centre, The Old Royal Naval College, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW.

    FRIDAY 1 June to SATURDAY 30 June 2018. 10.00 to 17.00 Daily. Free Admission. For more information, please visit the London Festival of Architecture's website.


    The Greenwich section of the model was on display throughout June as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

  • Greenwich Historical Society


    James Wolfe School, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RZ.

    WEDNESDAY 28 February 2018 at 7.30pm.


    Andrew Byrne took the audience on a 'virtual' walk around Greenwich in 1840. The completed Greenwich panel of the LONDON 1840 model was on display.

    • Looking north-east over Greenwich with Deptford Creek in the foreground.

  • Tower Hamlets Local History Library.


    277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ.

    15 April to 21 September 2017.


    'Mapping the Hamlets'. The East End section of the LONDON 1840 model was displayed at this exhibition of a selection of historic maps from the magnificent collection of the Tower Hamlets Archives.

    • Looking east from the Tower of London.

  • Hugh Cullum Architects


    61 Judd Street, London WC1H 9QT.

    May to July 2017.


    The Bloomsbury Model was exhibited as part of a window display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas.

  • Alan Baxter Gallery


    75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.

    23 November 2016


    Dan Cruickshank, Sarah Milne from the Survey of London and Andrew Byrne gave talks about 18th and 19th century East London at this packed event. The built East End section of the LONDON 1840 model was on display for two weeks prior and on the evening.

    • David Armitage points out parts of his modelling of Whitechapel to Nicola de Quincey, architect, (left) and Philippa Stockley, writer.

    • Andrew Byrne, founder of LONDON 1840 talking about the project. Farringdon, London 23rd November 2016.

  • Trinity Buoy Wharf


    Orchard Place, London E14.

    September 2014


    The Bloomsbury Model was exhibited during London Open House weekend.

    • Fido and his friends use the CASA University of London app to trigger the augmented reality layers for the Bloomsbury area on a tablet.

  • Palazzo Arrigoni.


    Venice, Italy.

    July 2014


    A pop up event during the Venice Architectural Biennale featuring walks, talks and the Bloomsbury Model, for local schoolchildren and Architecture students, in conjunction with the Department of Arts & Architecture, University of Venice.

  • Alan Baxter and Associates.


    75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL.

    April 2014


    The Bloomsbury Model was exhibited for two weeks in the Reception Area.

  • Wellington Arch.


    Hyde Park Corner, London SW1.

    4 December 2013 to 2 February 2014


    The Bloomsbury Model was exhibited at English Heritage's 'Almost Lost' Exhibition, together with its augmented reality app developed by The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London. This app, triggered by markers placed on the model, shows three layers displayed on the hand-held tablet positioned over the model: 1840 - an animation showing horses and carriages passing along the streets, Regency dandies walking by and smoke rising from the chimneys. 1945 - the RAF aerial photographic survey of the area showing war damage. PRESENT DAY - the 3D Blom photographic montage of the Denys Lasdun buildings that replaced part of the area in the 1960s and 1970s - the SOAS Library and the Institute of Education.