Common Gardens at Loughborough Farm © Jane Lam
What is the London Festival of Architecture (LFA)?
LFA is a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making, that takes place every June across London. Our mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent.
When is LFA?
LFA takes place annually in June, with events taking place across the whole month. Studio Lates will take place across the four first Fridays.
Who attends the festival?
Each year, LFA engages a public audience of approximately 500,000 across 400+ events in and is the largest event of its type in the world. This audience is made up of architects, engineers, as well as vast number of people without a background in architecture but a huge interest in the city, its buildings, and people.
Every event is different. Some headline talks easily fill a 600-seat auditorium. Other architectural installations might attract tens of thousands of people. By contrast, some niche workshops might be full once 10 people have booked a place.
Is there a detailed run-down of the month programme?
This will be announced when our programme goes live in May. Check the LFA Website for the full listings, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest information as and when it’s announced.
Do I need to be an architect to put on an event?
No! What makes the LFA unique is that the LFA programme is people-led and curated by event organisers; we believe in the power of collaboration with the people who live, shape, and truly know London. It’s the breadth and creativity of this community of event organisers that delivers such a varied and engaging programme of events for the festival each June.
Do I need to have run an event before?
No! We work year-round to help new individuals and organisations feel empowered to stage their own festival events and welcome everyone into the conversation around architecture and our city. This is done through LFA Organiser calls and surgery days, as well as the resources in the account section.