[AD] London Festival of Architecture | Events for the Family

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Heading to London this week? Let yourself be drawn in by the London Festival of Architecture’s endless array of family-friendly workshops, celebrations and exhibitions. 

Curated across four key parts of London, including London Bridge, Royal Docks, City of London and the Heart of London, the festival is set to inspire and enhance family experiences by showcasing the incredible architectural landscape of the city and bringing a focus to this year’s festival theme: ‘Boundaries.’ 

Continue reading to discover our list of activities and workshops we think the entire family will love… 

#1 Dulwich Picture Gallery

Photography credit: Adam Scott

When: from 12th June onwards

Where: SE21

Free admission 

Let the children delight in the vibrance of the new Dulwich Pavilion created for this year’s show: The Colour Palace. Designed by Pricegore with Yinka Ilori, The Colour Palace is the result of an open design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture and Dulwich Picture Gallery. The temporary outdoor structure (which stands on the lawns outside Sir John Soane’s iconic gallery) will immediately entice young eyes. 

Photography credit: Adam Scott

#2 Under 5s workshop: shapes and skylines [Fringe] New London Architecture 

New London Architecture
New London Architecture | Above Ground, Below Ground

When: 17th and 24th June 

Where: The Building Centre WC1 

Free Admission

New London Architecture is holding a special, relaxed workshop – inspired by this year’s festival theme: Boundaries – for children under 5. Designed to introduce young children to London’s dynamic architecture via the shapes and lines that make up the city’s iconic skyline, the hour-long workshop will include crafts, storytelling, singing and Lego fun. 

#3 Designing a museum of the future [Fringe] 

Museum of London
Museum of London | Designing a Museum of the Future | Museum of London

When: 21st June 

Where: Museum of London, EC2 

Free Admission

This inspiring museum trail is designed for families to discover a range of architecture from the past, as well as helping to create and design the perfect museum of the future. With the idea of shaking off ‘the boundaries of the past’ families are encouraged to think about what they would like to see in a future museum and what it would look like. 

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Learn more about the festival here on enki. 

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