London Festival of Architecture 2021

1–30 JunJune 2021
London, UK

London Festival of Architecture (LFA) takes place throughout June with a programme of Covid-secure events across the city alongside a series of digital events. Find out all you need to know about the event here.


The festival is open from 1 to 30 June 2021 at various locations across London.

Curators and theme

The theme for London Festival of Architecture is "care". This was selected from over 30 themes proposed by event organisers and supporters. The winning theme was proposed by Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, curator at the Royal Academy of Arts.

“A lesson from the pandemic is that we need to find ways to use architecture and technology to reconnect with each other, to build care and empathy,” said LFA director Tamsie Thomson.

The programme of events was shaped by a curation panel that includes:

David Bickle, partner at HawkinsBrown
Will Hurst, managing editor at The Architects’ Journal
Dipa Joshi, partner at Fletcher Priest
Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 3 presenter
Neil Pinder, design and technology teacher
Manijeh Verghese, head of public programmes at the Architecture Association


London Festival of Architecture takes place across the city.

The physical events are mostly located at two key areas: the City of London and Nine Elms, a former industrial area surrounding Battersea Power Station.

The festival features a broad programme of real-world events including talks, walks and tours, installations, workshops, exhibitions and open studios.

See the full list of events › 

Online events

There is also a programme of online events, which allows people to participate regardless of their location.

See the full list of online events ›


The festival coincides with a number of competitions that the LFA has organised.

Find out about LFA competitions ›

Covid-19 precautions

The festival is enforcing social distancing and other precautions in line with current UK government guidelines. For more information on these, please visit the UK Government website.

Dezeen coverage

Read all our past coverage of London Festival of Architecture ›

The photo depicts the Perfect Spaces: Paintings by Ben Johnson exhibition, which is being held virtually by the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Festival of Architecture.

London Festival of Architecture takes place at various venues in London, England from 1 to 30 June 2021.